Illinois Federal Inmate Locator Departament of Corrections

Updated on: April 21, 2021
Illinois
Department Name
Illinois Department of Corrections
Official Website
Website
Currently Incarcerated Inmates
Link
Location
1301 Concordia Court, P.O. Box 19277, Springfield, IL 62794-9277
Phone Number
(217) 558-2200/ 2008

Types of Correctional Facilities in Illinois

Those who are serving their sentence in an Illinois state prison are overseen by the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC). The IDOC has a centralized inmate database that makes it easy to search for inmates in federal prison.

However, if an inmate is serving their time in a county jail, police jail, or a city jail, you will have to visit those sites to find information.

Below you will find information on how to do an inmate search. From there, you will be able to send money and contact an offender.

Illinois Department of Corrections Mission

Every prison throughout the states has a mission. The mission of the Illinois Department of Corrections is to protect the public from those who break the law through a system of incarceration, supervision, and programs to enhance successful reentry into society.

How to Do an Inmate Search

If you would like to talk to an inmate, send money, or visit, you will need to first do an inmate search to get the information you need. You can easily do an inmate search online using the IDOC website.

From the home page, you will find tabs across the top. Click on offender search and from there inmate search. You will be asked how you want to search. You can search by last name, birthdate, or IDOC number.

Once you find the inmate you are looking for, be sure to record their IDOC number as well as other information listed on the site as you may need this information for other things.

If you do not wish to find an inmate, but want to find out sex offender registration or other information in your area, you can do the following searches from the offender search tab:

  • Wanted fugitive search
  • Illinois sex offender registrant search
  • Parole Sex Registrant search
  • Community notification of inmate early release search

How to Talk to an Inmate

Inmates will not be allowed to receive phone calls. However, they will be able to make collect calls to those on their approved list. Offenders have scheduled call times based on their living unit’s schedule.

Phone

If you would like to receive collect calls from offenders on a cell phone, you will need to set up a prepaid account with Securus online or via phone: 1-800-844-6591. If you have a landline, you can set up a prepaid account or a direct billing account.

Electronic Messaging

Friends and family are now able to communicate with inmates using an electronic messaging system. This means that if you want to get a message to an inmate you can. However, inmates are not able to send messages back.

You can sign up for an account, here. You will need to know the following information:

  • Inmate ID
  • Inmate name
  • Inmate’s date of birth
  • Site ID:16

Expect to pay about .30 cents per message you send.

Keep in mind that the rules and regulations regarding inmates are set in place to keep everyone safe including the inmate. It is important to follow all rules and regulations.

Correctional Facilities in Illinois

There are 193 jails and prisons in state Illinois

Pekin Police Jail

111 South Capitol Street, Pekin, IL, 61554

309-477-2336

Paxton Jail

145 South Market Street, Paxton, IL, 60957

217-379-4315

Princeton Jail

2 South Main Street, Princeton, IL, 61356

815-872-2351

Palos Heights Jail

7607 West College Drive, Palos Heights, IL, 60463

708-448-2131

O’Fallon Jail

285 North Seven Hills Road, O'Fallon, IL, 62269

618-624-4545

Olney Jail

320 South Whittle Avenue, Olney, IL, 62450

618-395-8481

Mt. Carroll Jail

302 North Main Street, Mt. Carroll, IL, 61053

815-244-5313

Matteson Jail

20500 South Cicero Avenue, Matteson, IL, 60443

708-748-1564, 708-748-4085

Moline Jail

1640 6th Avenue, Moline, IL, 61265

309-797-0401

Maywood Jail

125 South 5th Avenue, Maywood, IL, 60153

708-450-4888

Kankakee Jail

385 East Oak Street, Kankakee, IL, 60901

815-933-3321

Glen Carbon Jail

149 North Main Street, Glen Carbon, IL, 62034

618-288-7226, 618-288-3929

Harrisburg Jail

One North Main Street, Harrisburg, IL, 62946

618-252-4528

Flora Jail

123 North Locust Street, Flora, IL, 62839

618-662-9111

Dixon Jail

220 South Hennepin Avenue, Dixon, IL, 61021

815-288-4411

Effingham Jail

206 East Section Avenue, Effingham, IL, 62401

217-347-0774, 217-342-5331

Champaign Jail

82 East University Avenue, Champaign, IL, 61820

217-351-4545

Collinsville Jail

200 West Clay Street, Collinsville, IL, 62234

618-344-2131

Harvey Jail

15301 Dixie Highway, Harvey, IL, 60426

708-331-3030

Litchfield Jail

120 East Ryder Street, Litchfield, IL, 62056

217-324-5991