Illinois Inmate Search


About Illinois Department of Corrections

Illinois Department of Corrections is the agency responsible for keeping and maintaining up-to-date records on all inmates serving time in Illinois state prisons.

You can search the Illinois department of corrections database by the IDOC number, birthdate, or their first and last name. While the information of offenders is public information, you can also contact the department of corrections directly at 217-558-2200.

Unlike the state of Illinois, city and county jails throughout Illinois keep their databases separate. You will need to find the correct authorities. The same goes for federal prisons, but you need to search on the BOP website.

Basic Information

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

How to Do an Inmate Search in Illinois

When an offender is housed in a state prison, they are the property of the Department of Corrections Division. As stated above every state’s Department of Corrections Division has their own jail roster or database that the general public may use.

The Illinois Department of Corrections offender search database can be found on the official Illinois Department of Corrections website.

You can search the inmate list by using the following pieces of information:

The IDOC number will take precedence during all searches. The IDOC is a six-digit number. All incoming inmates will be assigned their IDOC number by the Illinois Department of Corrections. This will be the easiest and quickest way to locate an inmate.

If you decide to enter their IDOC number in the field provided, you will NOT need to enter their first and last name. However, the IDOC field will only show results for the EXACT number you have entered, so you will want to double check, if no results pop up.

If you don’t know the inmate’s IDOC number or there is no search results for the IDOC number you plugged in, the next thing you can do is search by the inmate’s first and last name.

When you finally get some search results, you will see a list of all inmates that fit the criteria you plugged in. This is not a release search. All inmates are currently sitting behind bars.

You will see the following pieces of information in the Illinois jails inmate search:

You can click on the inmate’s name to bring up their own personal file. When you do this, you will see the following information:

Types of Correctional Facilities in Illinois

List of Correctional Facilities in Illinois

There are 429 jails and prisons in Illinois.
Showing 1 – 50 of 429 results
Correctional Facility Name Type County
Thomson Correctional Center State Prison Carroll County
Adams County Juvenile Detention Facility County Jail Adams County
Adams County Jail County Jail Adams County
Alexander County Jail County Jail Alexander County
Bond County Jail County Jail Bond County
Boone County Correctional Facility County Jail Boone County
Brown County Jail County Jail Brown County
Calhoun County Jail County Jail Calhoun County
Cass County Jail County Jail Cass County
Carroll County Jail County Jail Carroll County
Bureau County Jail County Jail Bureau County
Champaign County Jail County Jail Champaign County
Champaign County Satellite Jail County Jail Champaign County
Champaign County Juvenile Detention Center County Jail Champaign County
Clark County Jail County Jail Clark County
Christian County Jail County Jail Christian County
Clay County Jail County Jail Clay County
Cook County Jail - Boot Camp County Jail Cook County
Cook County Jail - Women's Justice Services County Jail Cook County
Clinton County Jail County Jail Clinton County
Coles County Jail County Jail Coles County
Cook County Jail County Jail Cook County
Cook County Jail - Division II & III Annex County Jail Cook County
Cook County Jail - Juvenile Detention Center County Jail Cook County
Crawford County Jail County Jail Crawford County
Cumberland County Jail County Jail Cumberland County
DeWitt County Sheriff County Jail De Witt County
DeKalb County Sheriff's Jail County Jail DeKalb County
Douglas County Jail County Jail Douglas County
DuPage County Jail County Jail Dupage County
Naperville Jail City Jail Dupage County
DuPage County Juvenile Detention Center County Jail Dupage County
Oak Lawn Jail Facility City Jail Dupage County
Edgar County Jail County Jail Edgar County
Edwards County Jail County Jail Edwards County
Fayette County Jail County Jail Fayette County
Effingham County Jail County Jail Effingham County
Ford County Jail County Jail Ford County
Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center County Jail Franklin County
Franklin County Jail County Jail Franklin County
Fulton County Jail County Jail Fulton County
Greene County Jail County Jail Greene County
Grundy County Jail County Jail Grundy County
Hamilton County Jail County Jail Hamilton County
Gallatin County Jail County Jail Gallatin County
Hardin County Jail County Jail Hardin County
Hancock County Jail County Jail Hancock County
Henderson County Jail County Jail Henderson County
Henry County Jail County Jail Henry County
Iroquois County Jail County Jail Iroquois County
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