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.
|Department Name||Illinois Department of Corrections|
|Currently Incarcerated Inmates||https://www.illinois.gov/idoc/Offender/Pages/InmateSearch.aspx|
|Location||1301 Concordia Court, P.O. Box 19277, Springfield, IL 62794-9277|
|Phone Number||(217) 558-2200/ 2008|
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:
|Correctional Facility Name||Type||County|
|Arcola Jail, Illinois||City Jail||Lake County|
|Fairbury Jail, Illinois||City Jail||Livingston County|
|Metropolis City Jail, Illinois||City Jail||Massac County|
|Cook County Jail – Boot Camp, Illinois||County Jail||Cook County|
|White County Jail, Illinois||County Jail||White County|
|Effingham County Jail, Illinois||County Jail||Effingham County|
|Beecher Jail, Illinois||City Jail||Will County|
|Loves Park Jail, Illinois||City Jail||Winnebago County|
|Edwardsville City Jail, Illinois||City Jail||Madison County|
|Peoria County Jail, Illinois||County Jail||Peoria County|
|Danville Jail, Illinois||City Jail||Vermilion County|
|Knoxville City Jail, Illinois||City Jail||Knox County|
|Zion Jail, Illinois||City Jail||Lake County|
|Prospect Heights Jail, Illinois||City Jail||Cook County|
|Blue Island City Jail, Illinois||City Jail||Cook County|
|Montgomery County Jail, Illinois||County Jail||Montgomery County|
|Cook County Jail – Division VI, Illinois||County Jail||Cook County|
|Hill Correctional Center, Illinois||State Prison||Knox County|
|Chicago City Jail, Illinois||City Jail||Cook County|
|Brown County Jail, Illinois||County Jail||Brown County|
|Henry County Jail, Illinois||County Jail||Henry County|
|Edwards County Jail, Illinois||County Jail||Edwards County|
|Piatt County Jail, Illinois||County Jail||Piatt County|
|Bellwood Jail, Illinois||City Jail||Cook County|
|Hinsdale Jail, Illinois||City Jail||DuPage County|
|Bloomingdale Jail, Illinois||City Jail||DuPage County|
|Jasper County Jail, Illinois||County Jail||Jasper County|
|Peoria Adult Transition Center, Illinois||State Prison||Peoria County|
|Belleville Jail, Illinois||City Jail||St. Clair County|
|Glen Carbon Jail, Illinois||City Jail||Madison County|
|Libertyville Jail, Illinois||City Jail||Lake County|
|Randolph County Jail, Illinois||County Jail||Randolph County|
|Marengo Jail, Illinois||City Jail||McHenry County|
|Galesburg Jail, Illinois||City Jail||Knox County|
|Cook County Jail – Division IV, Illinois||County Jail||Cook County|
|Mt. Carroll Jail, Illinois||City Jail||Carroll County|
|Crawford County Jail, Illinois||County Jail||Crawford County|
|Perry County Corrections, Illinois||County Jail||Perry County|
|Lincoln Correctional Center, Illinois||State Prison||Logan County|
|Lombard Jail, Illinois||City Jail||DuPage County|
|Winnebago County Juvenile Detention Center, Illinois||County Jail||Winnebago County|
|Ford County Jail, Illinois||County Jail||Ford County|
|Alexander County Jail, Illinois||County Jail||Alexander County|
|Sterling Jail, Illinois||City Jail||Whiteside County|
|Kane County Challenge Program, Illinois||County Jail||Kane County|
|Kankakee County Jerome Combs Detention Center, Illinois||County Jail||Kankakee County|
|Pinckneyville Correctional Center, Illinois||State Prison||Perry County|
|Cahokia Village Jail, Illinois||City Jail||St. Clair County|
|Deerfield Jail, Illinois||City Jail||Lake County|
|Cook County Jail – Division II & III Annex, Illinois||County Jail||Cook County|