Illinois Federal Inmate Locator Departament of Corrections

Updated on: May 31, 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

Jacksonville Jail

200 West Douglas Avenue, Jacksonville, IL, 62650

217-479-4630

Alton Jail

1700 East Broadway, Alton, IL, 62002

618-463-3505

River Forest Jail

400 Park Avenue, River Forest, IL, 60305

708-366-7125

East Alton Jail

211 North Shamrock Street, East Alton, IL, 62024

618-259-6212

Forest Park Jail

517 Desplaines Avenue, Forest Park, IL, 60130

708-366-2425, 708-615-6299

Park Ridge Jail

200 South Vine Avenue, Park Ridge, IL, 60068

847-318-5252

North Chicago City Jail

1850 Lewis Avenue, North Chicago, IL, 60064

847-596-8710

West Frankfort Jail

201 East Nolen Street, West Frankfort, IL, 62896

618-937-3502, 618-937-3503

RRM Chicago

1901 BUTTERFIELD ROAD, SUITE 130 DOWNERS GROVE, IL, 60515

312-886-2317

AUSP Thomson

1100 ONE MILE ROAD THOMSON, IL, 61285

815-259-1000

Chicago Metropolitan Correctional Center

71 WEST VAN BUREN STREET CHICAGO, IL, 60605

312-322-0567

Rock Island Jail

316 16th Street, Rock Island, IL, 61201

309-732-2677

Rock Falls Jail

1013 7th Avenue, Rock Falls, IL, 61071

815-622-1140

Danville Jail

Two East South Street, Danville, IL, 61832

217-431-2250

Aurora Jail

1200 East Indian Trail Road, Aurora, IL, 60505

630-256-5000

Hill Correctional Center

600 South Linwood Road PO Box 1327, Galesburg, IL, 61402

309-343-4212

West Side Adult Transition Center – CLOSED

121 North Campbell, Chicago, IL, 60612

312-633-3838

Illinois Youth Center – Warrenville

30 West 200 Ferry Road PO Box 828, Warrenville, IL, 60555

630-983-6231

Illinois Youth Center – Kewanee

2021 Kentville Road PO Box 518, Kewanee, IL, 61443

309-852-4601

Illinois State Prison Joliet – Youth Center

2848 West McDonough, Joliet, IL, 60436

815-725-1206