Illinois Federal Inmate Locator Departament of Corrections

Updated on: March 19, 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

Des Plaines Jail

1420 Miner Street, Des Plaines, IL, 60016

847-391-5400

Cicero Jail

4901 West Cermak Road, Cicero, IL, 60804

708-652-2130

Carbondale Jail

501 South Washington Street, Carbondale, IL, 62901

618-457-3200

Cahokia Village Jail

103 Main Street, Cahokia, IL, 62206

618-337-9505

Carlinville Jail

570 North Broad, Carlinville, IL, 62626

217-854-3221

Carmi Jail

108 North Main Cross Street, Carmi, IL, 62821

618-382-4633

Bloomington Jail

305 South East Street, Bloomington, IL, 61701

309-434-2700

Bourbonnais Jail

700 Main Street Northwest, Bourbonnais, IL, 60914

815-937-3577

Belvidere Jail

615 North Main Street, Belvidere, IL, 61008

815-544-9626

Belleville Jail

101 South Illinois Street, Belleville, IL, 62220

618-234-1218

Bellwood Jail

3200 Washington Boulevard, Bellwood, IL, 60104

708-547-3528

Bensenville Jail

100 North Church Road, Bensenville, IL, 60106

630-350-3455

Benton Jail

500 West Main Street, Benton, IL, 62812

618-439-4504

Bethalto Jail

213 North Prairie Street, Bethalto, IL, 62010

618-377-5266

Arcola Jail

114 North Locust, Arcola, IL, 61910

217-268-4906

Knoxville City Jail

215 North Hebard Street, Knoxville, IL, 61448

309-343-9151

DeKalb Jail

200 South Fourth Street, DeKalb, IL, 60115

815-748-8400

Macomb City Jail

120 South McArthur Street, Macomb, IL, 61455

309-833-4505

Chicago Police Jail

3510 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60653

312-744-4000

Crystal Lake Jail

100 West Woodstock Street, Crystal Lake, IL, 60014

815-356-3620