Cook County Jail–Division I, II + III Annex, IV, V, VI, IX, X, XI Visitor Information & Inmate Locator- Prison Inmate Search

Cook County Jail--Division I, II + III Annex, IV, V, VI, IX, X, XI

Cook County Jail–Division I, II + III Annex, IV, V, VI, IX, X, XI

2700 South California Chicago, IL60608, Illinois

Phone :
773-869-7100
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Inmate Locator :

Cook County Jail–Division I, II + III Annex, IV, V, VI, IX, X, XI Visiting Information:

VISITOR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: What are the hours of operation for the Visitor Information Center (VIC) hotline?
A: Monday-Friday, 10:00am – 9:00pm

Q: Can I complete an application from my cell phone or tablet?
A: No. You must use a laptop or desktop computer using Internet Explorer only.

Q: If an inmate is transferred from one Division to another, do I need to complete another application?
A: No. Only one application is necessary to visit an inmate regardless if he/she is transferred. You will have to complete a new application when an inmate has been discharged and re-incarcerated.

Q: Do I need to complete a new application for every inmate I visit?
A: Yes. A new application must be generated for each inmate you wish to visit.

Q: Do I need to apply if I am from out of town?
A: Yes. Visitors who travel 150 or more miles away from 2600 S. California Chicago shall be considered an out of town visitor. All out of town visitors shall follow the visitor application process in order to get approval for visiting privileges. Approved out of town visitors may be allowed a one-time courtesy visit during normal visiting hours and days. Any visit after your courtesy visit MUST be on the inmates regularly scheduled visiting days.

Q: Do I need to complete an application for my under age child to visit?
A: No. Only persons over the age of 17 must complete an application. Visitors 17 years old and under must be accompanied by an approved visitor who is visiting the same inmate.

Q: Where do I go on line to apply?
A: Apply by searching for the inmate above. A "Register online" link is provided to the right of the inmate's photo.

Q: What can I bring with me into the Department of Corrections?
A: To avoid inconveniences, delays in visits, or security problems, all visitors are encouraged to bring only those items you absolutely need, such as your keys and identification. A list of contraband is posted below

Q: How do I know if I'm approved to visit?
A: Applications will be processed within 3 business days of the date they were submitted. Please call the VIC at 773-674-5225 after the 3 business days to inquire if you have been approved. We also ask that you please call the VIC to inquire about your application prior to coming in to visit or email doc.visitation@cookcountyil.gov.

Q: How often can I visit?
A: After you have been approved, you will be allowed to visit once per week during one of the inmate’s scheduled visiting days and times.

Cook County Jail–Division I, II + III Annex, IV, V, VI, IX, X, XI Additional information:

Division I
2700 S. California Ave. Chicago, IL 60608
Division I, the oldest building in the complex, was opened in 1929. The Division now has a capacity to house 1,250 maximum security male detainees including the compounds largest PACE Institute program. The four-story building is divided into eight blocks.

Division II + III Annex
2700 S. California Ave. Chicago, IL 60608
Built in 1955, Division II was designed to hold 870 detainees in a dormitory setting. Formerly the City of Chicago’s House of Corrections, it was turned over to the Sheriff’s Office in 1970 and combined with Division I to form the Cook County Department of Corrections. Currently, Division II has 4 individual three-story building dormitories, of which 3 house general population male inmates of a minimum or medium classification. One building houses male detainees medical and psych inmates in a minimum and medium classification. Division III Annex, also a minimum and medium security dormitory setting, houses the jail’s gang free and veteran’s tiers.

Division III
2700 S. California Ave. Chicago, IL 60608
Division III is an overflow building set up to house minimum and medium male detainees during population spikes at the jail that require the use of additional jail tiers.

Division IV
2717 S. Sacramento Ave. Chicago, IL 60608
Designed to hold 704 inmates, this two story 16-wing building opened in 1975, and currently houses the jail’s female general population, all security classifications. The building also contains a stage and main recreation center.

Division V
2700 S. California Ave. Chicago, IL 60608
Built in 1978, Division V is a two-story building with 24 wings and a capacity to hold 992 detainees. In 2008, this medium and minimum security facility was converted to a Transitional Housing Unit which also includes the jail’s main administration offices, as well as the records department, and the Receiving Classification Diagnostic Center (RCDC) where all new detainees are processed into the jail.

Division VI
2801 S. Sacramento Ave. Chicago, IL 60608
Built in 1979, Division VI is a two-story building with 24 wings and a capacity to hold 992 men. Division VI provides Protective Custody and Disciplinary wings for medium and minimum security classified detainees and a school wing for Medium and Minimum classified detainees. The building also contains four living units known as Westcare, which focus on providing drug treatment to inmates.

Division IX
2834 W. 31st Street Chicago, IL 60608
Opened in December of 1992, Division IX was designed to hold 1,056 super maximum security males. Currently Division IX, which is comprised of two interconnected three-story buildings, houses general population inmates with a maximum security classification. The division also houses the Level System (consisting of four sections of housing for inmates that committed disciplinary infractions while in custody), Disciplinary Segregation, the WIMP (Weapons In My Possession) tier, and Protective Custody for maximum security inmates.

Division X
2950 S. California Chicago, IL 60608
Opened in December of 1992, Division X is a four-story maximum-security structure designed to hold 768 male detainees. In 2008, Division X was converted to medical and acute psych dose-by-dose building which accommodates inmates of all security level classifications.

Division XI
3015 S. California Blvd. Chicago, IL 60608
Opened in 1995, Division XI is a state of the art 640,000 square foot, medium-security facility. Consisting of central core surrounded by four housing PODS, Division XI can house 1,536 male detainees. All activity is controlled and monitored by a touch screen security system.

Duration:

No time limit unless space availability is limited.

Cook County Jail–Division I, II + III Annex, IV, V, VI, IX, X, XI Description:

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