List Of Prison Facilities in Illinois

Below is a complete list of prison facilities in Illinois. The state of Illinois has 519 prison facilities. The list includes local jails, federal prisons, and private facilities. Browse the whole list of prisons from the below table.



237 / 100K
Imprisonment Rate

Illinois has a staggering imprisonment rate of 237 per 100,000 people. A total of 46,219 people are currently incarcerated in Illinois. 88,894 other convicts are on probation and 24,744 are on parole. View recent arrests in Illinois.

Search any prison in Illinois using the below form. Just insert the prison name and we will show you search results matching your query.

Illinois Prison and Jail System

Illinois has 188 correctional facilities under the Department Of Correction. Illinois also has 232 regional facilities in cities and councils where convicts are housed pre-trial. State also has 2 reentry facilities for housing inmates post-prison. 89 other facilities in the state are being used as administrative offices.

How to Search for Inmates in Illinois

Illinois Department of Justice allows you to search for inmates using their public tool. Perform a search by using the person's name, Inmate number, and Inmate ID. The search tool also allows filters like gender, race, age, etc.

Inmate search results show many pieces of information like matching inmate's name, gender, arrest records, crime date, release date, incarceration status, etc.

Prison Population In Illinois By Incarceration Status

Incarceration Status Population
Probation 88,894
Parole 24,744
Life Sentence 4,334
Total Incarcerated 46,219

Prison Population By Gender

Gender Population
Male 28,311
Female 1,418

How To Use The Illinois Prison Locator!

Searching for prisons in Illinois has never been easier, we have 519 prisons in Illinois. Using the search box above you can just type in any prison name or location of the facility we will find the right matches. Or you can use the classic way of browsing through the list of prisons from the below table. Using the table you can easily browse all the prisons in Illinois. Once you find the prison facility you are looking for, visit the prison page to find information like:

  • Visiting hours
  • Visitation Rules
  • Phone number
  • Email id of the prison warden
  • Facility Address
  • Driving map
  • Prison Inmate Locator

How To Contact, Visit and Send Money To an Inmate In Illinois

You can visit an Inmate in Illinois only if you are on their visiting list. Only one visitation is allowed per week. Follow proper rules and regulations for a smooth visiting experience. Below mentioned are a few of them:

  • Wear appropriate clothes for the occasion
  • Bring your ID Card
  • Don't be late for your visit
  • Have a prior appointment booked
  • Respect the prison guards

To know more about visitation you can read our ultimate visitation guide.

Illinois DOC allows family, relatives, and friends to send money to an inmate. Below are the steps you can follow to send money to an inmates trust fund or commissary account:

  1. Using GTL, Visit this page: IDOC GTL and follow the instructions in the page.
  2. Using the website or Mobile Apps Jpay Android / Jpay iOS
  3. Western Union at or physical locations use Quick Collect Form – code city/state are ILDOC / IL
  4. Money Order Using the Jpay Money Order use mailing address
    PO Box 260250 Hollywood, FL 33026
    , Mention Inmate name and Inmate Id in deposit slip.
  5. MoneyGram: Using Moneygram, you can send money to an inmate, Visit any Moneygram location, and Provide your inmate id and prison name to the agent available they will help you in the remaining process. Receive Code for Illinois DOC: 7364.

Contact An Inmate in Illinois by using any of the following methods:

  • Mail an inmate using USPS, and send it to the inmate by mentioning the Inmate ID, And Inmate Name with the prison facility's address.
  • Contact via telephone using the phone number mentioned on the prison page. For first-time telephone, setup read our phone account setup guide.

Type Of Prisons In Illinois

519 Facilities in Illinois are of different Type and Security level. Below is the distribution of prisons according to the facility type and security levels.

Complete List Of Federal Prisons & Jails In Illinois

This is full list of prisons in Illinois. List has been limited to 20 results per page for better browsing experience. Navigate through each page to view whole list of facilities.

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Counties in Illinois