Cook County Inmate Search



There is approximately 9,000 Cook County Jail inmates on any given day. If you are wanting to find an inmate, go to the Cook County Inmate Search Page. Type in a name and it will bring up the Jail ID number as well as the date of birth and a link to "view details". The next page allows you to see:

  • Booking date
  • Housing Location (you can also call 723-869-5245)
  • Visiting day and time
  • Bail amount
  • Next court date
  • Courthouse location

Down toward the bottom of the page, it will give you the:
  • mailing address
  • visiting address
  • how to send money
  • visiting instructions
  • instructions on bonding out an inmate (note the link in very tiny print right above the "search again" button which will lead you to additional bonding information!)




The Department of Corrections has over 3000 officers and civilian employees. Here is contact information:
  • 2700 South California Avenue
    Chicago, Illinois 60608
  • (773) 869-7100

Here are some additional phone numbers that might prove helpful to you

The Sheriff Department is the second largest in the nation. You can reach them at:
  • 312-603-6444


The visiting day and time can be found when you search for an inmate but additional information can be found on the Visitation for Inmates Page. It will give you details on needed ID, prohibited items and visitation by housing facility.


Public Records


The web site of the Clerk of Court allows searches of many different types of public records:
  • Civil
  • Law
  • Chancery
  • Probate
  • Domestic Relations
You can access records at the Online Case Information Page.
There is also a very helpful Frequently Asked Questions Page.




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