Illinois Prison Inmates

HOW TO LOCATE AN INMATE IN THE ILLINOIS PRISON/JAIL SYSTEM

  • For their Illinois State Prison Inmates the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) offers a helpful Inmate Search (you may search by last name, Idoc #, or date of birth). Illinois State County facilities (e.g., County Jails) do not fall under the jurisdiction of the State of Illinois Department of Corrections. Therefore County Jail Inmates are not searchable within the Illinois DoC web page.
  • Do you know the County, where the inmate is incarcerated? Some counties in Illinois offer direct online access to their arrest records. Have a look at these counties, you may be able to find the searched prisoner: Illinois Counties with Arrest Records Online Access.
  • If you cannot locate an inmate in this way or the county jail does not offer online access to their arrest records, you need to contact the appropriate local county government. Contact information might also be available in the government section of your telephone directory.

 FINDING AN IL INMATE IN A COUNTY OR CITY JAIL THE «OFFICIAL WAY»

Illinois Counties with Inmates Records Direct Online AccessAdams County Adams County Inmate Report
Cook County Inmate Locator — Search by name or jail number
Crawford County Crawford County Sheriff’s Dept Jail Roster
Ogle County Sheriff’s Department
Will County Will County Inmate Search
On the appropriate web site the Illinois Department of
Corrections (IDOC) offers a complete listing of their 
correctional facilities in alphabetical order. It is also
possible to select directly a IDOC facility — for example
the Big Muddy River Correctional Center or the
 Jacksonville Correctional Center.
All Illinois IDOC Correctional Facilities
Search an Inmate in an Idaho State Prison


There ist much information available on the internet!
Therefore all the links on the left open a new website.

Every topic has it’s own page. On these appropriate
pages you will find all the useful information in
well-structured lists and directories.
Illinois Police Departments 
Illinois Sheriff Departments
Most Wanted Illinois
Sex Offender List Illinois
Illinois Warrant Search