Illinois Inmate Search

Updated on: December 14, 2020
Illinois

About Illinois Department of Corrections

Nationwide Inmate Records Online Check

Jail records, court & arrest records, mugshots and even judicial reports.

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 http://www.idoc.state.il.us/
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

How to Do an Inmate Search in Illinois

Nationwide Inmate Records Online Check

Jail records, court & arrest records, mugshots and even judicial reports.

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

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