Illinois Inmate Search

illinois-sealIllinois has a population of 12,869,257 as of July 1st of 2011. This makes Illinois the highest populated state in the midwest. With huge cities like Chicago that showcase urban development very close to agricultural hubs like Arlington Heights, Illinois is a state that has cities to appeal to almost every lifestyle.

Some notable destinations in Illinois are the Field Museum, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, CoCo Key Water Resort, Arlington Park Racetrack and of course the various arenas for the Cubs, Bears, Bulls, White Sox and multitude of minor league teams.

Counties and Cities

The most populated counties in the state of Illinois are: Cook County, DuPage County, lake County, Will County, Kane County, Winnebago County, McHenry County, Madison County, St. Clair County and Sangamon County. Each of these have populations over 150,000.

Counties experiencing significant growth are: Kendall County, McLean County, DeKalb County and most of the ones listed as most popular.

The most populated cities in Illinois are: Chicago, Aurora, Rockford, Joliet, Naperville, Springfield, Peoria, and Elgin.

SENDING MONEY TO INMATES

One of the most common things people in Illinois, or most other states, people want to do is send money to their incarcerated friends, loved ones and family members. There is different protocol for this depending on where they are. This allows them to have some things to call their own and different facilities have different things available. A state or Federal prison may have televisions and recreational items that are expensive while a city or county jail might only have snacks and hygeine products. Either way, inmates are excited to receive funds on their account no matter what.

Most state and Federal facilities have lots of options such as Moneygram, Western Union, Jpay or direct mail. City and county jails may not so they’ll have to be contacted first. An inmate search of Illinois can clear this up if you’re not quite sure and these links below are great resources.

Federal Illinois Prison Inmates
http://www.bop.gov/inmate_programs/money.jsp

State Illinois Prison Inmates
http://www.idoc.state.il.us/subsections/faq/default.shtml#09

For Illinois City/County Jail Inmates
Contact the jail directly.

WRITING INMATES

To send standard mail to inmates, you will need to send the mail to the address of where they are incarcerated with their full name and corrections number. This information will be put above the institutions address. You can usually use an Illinois inmate search to figure out where they are then get more details.

Today, many facilities offer e-mail correspondance through Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System (TRULINCS), and CORRLINKS. TRULINCS and CORRLINKS are both set up through the inmate first. Once you accept their invitation, you can be added to their contacts list.

FINDING INMATES

What good is all this information if you need to find an inmate in the first place right? Finding inmates has come a very long way since the old days when you’d basically have to either know someone or call each facility on a long list until you just happened to find them.

Finding inmates online is pretty easy these days with the Internet right at your fingertips. You can even use this very site to help figure out where a loved one, friend, family member or just about anyone is incarcerated, why and for how long. An Illinois inmate search will be almost instant then you can figure out what to do next, once you’ve found them.

FEDERAL PRISONS

Illinois is home to the Federal Correctional Institute in Greenville, Federal Correctional Institute in Pekin, Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago, and the United States Penitentiary in Marion. It’s extremely likely to give you results if you’re looking for a Federal inmate using any kind of Illinois inmate search due to the quick way Federal institutions work. If you’re looking for someone facing Federal charges, they will probably be in a county or state facility awaiting court and/or transport.

U.S. Penitentiary U.S. PENITENTIARY 4500 PRISON ROAD MARION, IL 62959
Metropolitan Correctional Center MCC CHICAGO METROPOLITAN CORRECTIONAL CENTER 71 WEST VAN BUREN STREET CHICAGO, IL 60605
Federal Correctional Institute FCI GREENVILLE FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION 100 U.S. HWY 40 GREENVILLE, IL 62246
Federal Corrections Institute FCIPEKIN FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION 2600 S. SECOND ST. PEKIN, IL 61554

STATE PRISONS

Due to its proximity to other states and amount of rural areas, Illinois is a great location for for state facilities. Not all of these are traditional prisons and they cater to men, women and children in a variety of ways. There are different security levels and quite a few are therapeutic in nature.

Big Muddy River Correctional Center 251 N. Illinois Highway 37 Ina Il-62846 (618) 437-5300
Centralia Correctional Center 9330 Shattuc Road P.O. Box 1266 Centralia Il-62801 (618) 533-4111
Clayton Work Camp Clayton Il-62324 (217) 894-6577
Crossroads Adult Transition Center 3210 West Arthington Chicago Il-60624 (773) 533-5000
Danville Correctional Center

3820 East Main Street Danville Il-61834 (217) 446-0441

Decatur Adult Transition Center 2175 East Pershing Road Decatur Il-62526 (217) 429-9198
Decatur Correctional Center 2310 East Mound Road P.O. Box 3066 Decatur Il-62524 (217) 877-0353
Dixon Correctional Center 2600 N. Brinton Ave. P.O. Box 1200 Dixon Il-61021 (815) 288-5561
DuQuoin Impact Incarceration Program 275 Agraland Acres P.O. Box 609 DuQuoin Il-62832 (618) 542-5738
Dwight Correctional Center 23813 E. 3200 North Road Dwight Il-60420 (815) 584-2806
East Moline Correctional Center 100 Hillcrest Road East Moline Il-61244 (309) 755-4511
East Moline Work Camps 1 and 2 100 Hillcrest Road East Moline Il-61244 (309) 755-4511
Fox Valley Adult Transition Center 1329 North Lake Street Aurora Il-60506 (630) 897-5610
Graham Correctional Center R.R. #1, Highway 185 P.O. Box 499 (use PO Box only for mail) Hillsboro Il-62049 (217) 532-6961
Greene County Work Camp R.R. #1, Highway 185 P.O. Box 499 (use PO Box only for mail) Hillsboro Il-62049 (217) 532-6961
Hardin County Work Camp Box 99, Route 1 Cave-In-Rock Il-62919 (618) 289-3237
Hill Correctional Center 600 South Linwood Road P.O. Box 1327 Galesburg Il-61402 (309) 343-4212
Illinois River Correctional Center/Pittsfield P.O. Box 999 Canton Il-61520 (309) 647-7030
Jacksonville Correctional Center 2268 East Morton Avenue Jacksonville Il-62650 (217) 245-1481
Lawrence Correctional Center 10940 Lawrence Road Sumner Il-62466 (618) 936-2064
Lincoln Correctional Center 1098 1350th Street P.O. Box 549 Lincoln Il-62656 (217) 735-5411
Logan Correctional Center 1096 1350th Street P.O. Box 1000 Lincoln Il-62656 (217) 735-5581
Menard Correctional Center 711 Kaskaskia Street P.O. Box 711 Menard Il-62259 (618) 826-5071
North Lawndale Adult Transition Center 2839 West Fillmore Chicago Il-60624 (773) 638-8491
Peoria Adult Transition Center 607-613 North Main Peoria Il-61602 (309) 671-3162
Pinckneyville Correctional Center 5835 State Route 154 Pinckneyville Il-62274 (618) 357-9722
Pittsfield Work Camp 23540 365th Street Pittsfield Il-62363 (217) 285-2280
Pontiac Correctional Center 700 West Lincoln Street P.O. Box 99 Pontiac Il-61764 (815) 842-2816
Pontiac Medium-Security Unit 700 West Lincoln Street  P.O. Box 99 Pontiac  Il-61764 (815) 842-2816
Robinson Correctional Center 13423 East 1150th Avenue Robinson Il-62454(618) 546-5659
Shawnee Correctional Center 6665 Route 146 East P.O. Box 400 Vienna Il-62995 (618) 658-8331
Sheridan Correctional Center 4017 E. 2603 Road Sheridan Il-60551 (815) 496-2181
Southern Illinois Adult Transition Center 805 West Freeman Carbondale Il-62901 (618) 457-6705
Southwestern Illinois CC 950 Kingshighway Street Caller Serv. 50 East St. Louis Il-62203 (618) 394-2200
Southwestern Ill Work Camp 950 Kingshighway Street Caller Serv. 50 East St. Louis Il-62203 (618) 394-2200
Stateville Correctional Center 16830 So. Broadway St. P.O. Box 112 Joliet Il-60434 (815) 727-3607
Stateville Minimum-Security Unit 16830 So. Broadway St. P.O. Box 112 Joliet Il-60434 (815) 727-3607
Tamms Correctional Center 8500 Supermax Road Tamms Il-62988 (618) 747-2042
Tamms Minimum-Security Unit 8500 Supermax Road Tamms Il-62988 (618) 747-2042
Taylorville Correctional Center Route 29 South P.O. Box 1000 Taylorville Il-62568 (217) 824-4004
Vandalia Correctional Center Route 51 North P.O. Box 500 Vandalia Il-62471 (618) 283-4170
Vandalia Work Camp Route 51 North P.O. Box 500 Vandalia Il-62471 (618) 283-4170
Vienna Correctional Center Vienna Correctional Center/IIP 6695 State Route #146 East Vienna Il-62995 (618) 949-3311
West Side Adult Transition Center 121 North Campbell Chicago Il-60612 (312) 633-3838
Western Illinois Correctional Center 2500 Rt. 99 South Mount Sterling Il-62353 (217) 773-4441

COUNTY JAILS AND OTHER FACILITIES

Adams County Jail 521 Vermont Street, Quincy, IL 62301 (217) 277-2200
Alexander Tri County Detention Center 1026 Shawnee College Road, Ullin, IL 62992 (618) 845-3512
Bond County Jail 403 South 2nd Street, Greenville, IL 62246 (618) 664-0243
Boone County Jail 615 North Main Street, Belvidere, IL 61008 (815) 544-9322
Brown County Jail 200 East Court Street, Mount Sterling, IL 62353 (217) 773-2011
Bureau County Jail 22 Park Avenue West, Princeton, IL 61356 (815) 875-3344
Calhoun County Sheriff 103 North County Road, Hardin, IL 62047 (618) 576-2417
Carroll County Sheriff 301 North Main Street, Mount Carroll, IL 61053 (815) 244-2635
Cass County Sheriff 101 North Front Street, Virginia, IL 62691 (217) 452-7718
Champaign County Jail 204 East Main Street, Urbana, IL 61801 (217) 384-1240
Christian County Sheriff 301 West Franklin Street, Taylorville, IL 62568 (217) 824-4961
Clark County Jail 207 North 5th, Marshall, IL 62441 (217) 826-6393
Clay County Sheriff 300 Broadway Street, Louisville, IL 62858 (618) 665-3316
Clinton County Jail 810 Franklin Street, Carlyle, IL 62231 (618) 594-4555
Coles County Jail 701 7th Street, Charleston, IL 61920 (217) 348-0585
Cook County Jail 2700 South California Avenue, Chicago, IL 60608 (773) 869-5245
Crawford County Jail 203 South Jefferson Street, Robinson, IL 62454 (618) 546-1515
Cumberland County Jail 228 North Central Avenue, Paris, IL 61944 (217) 465-4166
DeWitt County Sheriff 101 West Washington Street, Clinton, IL 61727 (217) 935-3196
DaKalb County Jail 150 North Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178 (815) 895-4177
Douglass Corrections County 920 South Washington, Tuscola, IL 61953 (217) 253-2913
DuPage County Jail 501 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187 (630) 407-2400
Edgar County Jail 228 North Central, Paris, IL 61944 (217) 465-4166
Edwards County Sheriff 50 Main Street, Albion, Illinois 62806
Effingham County Jail 221 South 7th Street, Vandalia, IL 62471 (618) 283-2141
Fayette County Jail 221 South 7th Street, Vandalia, IL 62471 (618) 283-2141
Ford County Sheriff 235 North American, Paxton, IL 60957 (217) 379-2324
Franklin County Jail 403 East Main Street, Benton, IL 62812 (618) 439-9553
Fulton County Jail 268 West Washington Avenue, Lewistown, IL 61542 (309) 547-2277
Gallatin County Sheriff 484 Lincoln Boulevard East, Shawneetown, IL 62984 (618) 269-3137
Greene County Sheriff 403 7th Street, Carrollton, IL 62016 (217) 942-6901
Grundy County Jail 111 East Washington Street, Morris, IL 60450 (815) 941-3243
Hamilton County Sheriff 100 South Jackson Street, Mc Leansboro, IL 62859 (618) 643-2511
Hancock County Jail 98 Buchanan Street, Carthage, IL 62321 (217) 357-2115
Hardin County Sheriff Market Street, Elizabethtown, IL 62931 (618) 287-2271
Henderson County Sheriff Warren Street, Oquawka, IL 61469 (309) 867-4291
Henry County Jail 311 West Center Street, Cambridge, IL 61238 (309) 937-3940
Iroquois County Sheriff 550 South 10th Street, Watseka, IL 60970 (815) 432-4918
Jackson County Jail 1001 Mulberry Street, Murphysboro, IL 62966 (618) 684-2177
Jefferson County Sheriff 911 Casey Avenue, Mount Vernon, IL 62864 (618) 244-8004
Jersey County Sheriff 114 North Washington Street, Jerseyville, IL 62052 (618) 498-5571
Jo Daviess County Jail 330 North Bench Street, Galena, IL 61036 (815) 777-2141
Johnson County Sheriff 401 Poplar Street, Vienna, IL 62995 (618) 658-8264
Kane County Jail 37 West 755 Route 38, St Charles, IL 60175 (630) 208-2084
Kankakee County Jail 3000 South Justice Way, Kankakee, IL 60901 (815) 802-7200
Kendall County Jail 1102 Cornell Lane, Yorkville, IL 60560 (630) 553-7500
Knox County Jail 152 South Kellogg Street, Galesburg, IL 61401 (309) 345-3739
Lake County Jail 25 South Martin Luther King Jr Avenue, Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 377-4000
LaSalle County Jail 707 East Etna Road, Ottawa, IL 61350 (815) 434-8325
Lawrence County Sheriff 1306 Lexington Street, Lawrenceville, IL 62439 (618) 943-5766
Lee County Jail 112 West 3rd Street, Dixon, IL 61021 (815) 284-5222
Livingston County Jail 844 West Lincoln Street, Pontiac, IL 61764 (815) 844-5774
Logan County Jail 911 Pekin Street, Lincoln, IL 62656 (217) 732-4159
Macon County Jail 333 South Franklin Street, Decatur, IL 62523 (217) 424-1341
Macoupin County Jail 215 South East Street, Carlinville, IL 62626 (217) 854-3135
Madison County Jail 405 Randle Street, Edwardsville, IL 62025 (618) 692-1064
Marion County Sheriff 204 North Washington Street, Salem, IL 62881 (618) 548-2141
Marshall County Sheriff 520 6th Street, Lacon, IL 61540 (309) 246-2115
Mason County Detention Facility 102 West Market Street, Havana, IL 62644 (309) 543-4311
Massac County Sheriff 515 Market Street, Metropolis, IL 62960 (618) 524-2912
McDonough County Jail 110 South McArthur Street, Macomb, IL 61455 (309) 833-2323
McHenry County Jail 2200 North Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, IL 60098 (815) 338-9396
McLean County Jail 104 West Front Street, Bloomington, IL 61702 (309) 888-5065
Menard County Detention Center 315 South Sixth Street, Petersburg, IL 62675 (217) 632-2273
Mercer County Jail 906 SW 3rd Street, Aledo, IL 61231 (309) 582-5194
Monroe County Jail 225 East 3rd Street, Waterloo, IL 62298 (618) 939-8681
Montgomery County Jail 140 North Main Street, Hillsboro, IL 62049 (217) 532-9514
Morgan County Sheriff 300 West Court Street, Jacksonville, IL 62650 (217) 245-4143
Moultrie County Detention Center 1505 West Hagerman Road, Sullivan, IL 61951 (217) 728-4386
Ogle County Sheriff 105 South Fifth Street, Oregon, IL 61061 (815) 732-2135
Peoria County Jail 301 North Maxwell Road, Peoria, IL 61604 (309) 697-7841
Perry County Jail 12 East Water Street, Pickneyville, IL 62274 (618) 357-5172
Piatt County Jail 1216 Raymond Road, Monticello, IL 61856 (217) 762-7822
Pike County Jail 204 East Adams Street, Pittsfield, IL 62363 (217) 285-4471
Pope County Sheriff 216 East Decatur Street, Golconda, IL 62938 (618) 683-4321
Pulaski County 1026 Shawnee College Road, Ullin, IL 62992 (618) 845-3512
Putnam County Jail 120 North 4th Street, Hennepin, IL 61327 (815) 925-7015
Randolph County Jail 200 West Buena Vista, Chester, IL 62233 (618) 826-5484
Richland County Detention Center 211 West Market Street, Olney, IL 62450 (618) 395-7481
Rock Island County Jail 1317 3rd Avenue, Rock Island, IL 61201 (309) 558-3425
Saline County Jail 1 North Main Street, Harrisburg, IL 62946 (618) 252-4805
Sangamon County Jail 1 Sheriffs Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701 (217) 753-6886
Schuyler County Sheriff 216 West Lafayette Street, Rushville, IL 62681 (217) 322-4366
Scott County Sheriff 35 East Market Street, Winchester, IL 62694 (217) 742-3141
Shelby County Sheriff 151 North Morgan Street, Shelbyville, IL 62565 (217) 774-3941
St. Clair County Jail 35 East Market Street, Winchester, IL 62694 (217) 742-3141
Stark County Sheriff 151 North Morgan Street, Shelbyville, IL 62565 (217) 774-3941
Stephenson County Jail 700 North Fifth Street, Belleville, IL 62220 (618) 277-3505
Tazewell County Corrections Center 130 West Jefferson, Toulon, IL 61483 (309) 286-2541
Tri County Detention Center 1680 East Singer Drive, Freeport, IL 61032 (815) 235-8254
Vermilion County Corrections Center 101 South Capitol Street, Pekin, IL 61554 (309) 477-2250
Wabash County Jail 1026 Shawnee College Road, Ullin, IL 62992 (618) 845-3512
Warren County Jail 2 East South Street, Danville, IL 61832 (217) 442-4080
Washington County Sheriff 110 East 4th Street, Mount Carmel, IL 62863 (618) 262-4186
Wayne County Jail 121 North A Street, Monmouth, IL 61462 (309) 734-8505
White County Jail 245 North Kaskaskia Street, Nashville, IL 62263 (618) 327-8274
Whiteside County Jail 305 East Court Street, Fairfield, IL 62837 (618) 842-9121
Will County Jail 108 North Main Cross Street, Carmi, IL 62821 (618) 382-7149
Williamson County Jail 200 West Jefferson Street, Marion, IL 62959 (618) 997-1301
Winnebago County Jail 650 West State Street, Rockford, IL 61102 (815) 319-6000
Woodford County Jail 111 East Court Street, Eureka, IL 61530 (309) 467-2116

When you have a loved one incarcerated, it can be very difficult emotionally, especially if they seem to be transferred from facility to facility often. It helps to be able to know where they are at all times so you can keep in contact with them. Using an Illinois inmate locater will help you stay on top of things.

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