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Updated on: December 15, 2022
Cook County Jail
2600 South California Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60608

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The Cook County Jail is a medium-security facility nested in Chicago, Illinois. The Cook County Jail Sheriff’s Department is the agency that oversees the day to day operations here at the Cook County Jail.

Inmates in the Cook County Jail have been arrested throughout the county. At times, the Cook County Jail may take in inmates from other counties, states, and even occasionally the federal inmate as well.

Cook County Jail — General Information

Cook County Jail, County Jail.
Adult, Capacity 6000 persons.
2600 South California Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60608

Cook County Sheriffs Office / Cook County Department Of Corrections

Address: 2700 South California Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60608

Phone: 708-865-4700

Email: [email protected]

Website: website

Throughout the United States, county jails are slowly putting their inmate roster on the web. As of 2019, the Cook County Jail does not have their inmate roster on the web.

What does this mean for you?

You will need to direct all questions, comments, and concerns about inmates to the staff members here at the Cook County Jail. They will be able to give you the information you need. In order to have a seamlessly easy phone call, you should have the inmate’s name along with the inmate’s date of birth.

Sending a Mail/Care Package

Nationwide Inmate Records Online Check

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

The Cook County Jail does not give their inmates a lot of freedom or privileges, but one privileges they do have is being able to send and receive handwritten letters.

All letters you write to an inmate should be addressed like below:

Inmate Full Name

Cook County Jail

2600 South California Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60608

You should also have your return address and name on every piece of mail you send to an inmate in the Cook County Jail. All incoming mail will also be required to be sent through the United States Postal Service.

Please refrain from using any or adding any of the following:

  • Glitter

  • Stickers

  • Spraying Letters with Perfume/Cologne

  • Sexually Explicit Content

  • Postal Stamps

  • Writing Paper

  • Envelopes

Sending Money

An inmate may write to you or even phone you to tell you that they will need money in their commissary or their phone account.

To easily deposit funds into the inmate’s commissary or their phone account, you can come down to the Cook County Jail and use the kiosk that is in the lobby. The lobby is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for you to come in and use the kiosk to make a deposit.

If you do not live local to the Cook County Jail, you can deposit funds into an inmate's account by logging on to the expressaccount.com and follow the steps provided.

You will need to keep in mind that there may be a service fee for using these third-party services, which you will always know about prior to going through with the deposit.

Please Note: If you deposit money into the wrong inmate’s account, there will be a short delay of transferring it to the correct inmate’s account.

Phone calls

Inmates in the Cook County Jail does not have many privileges but being able to call home is one of them.

The Cook County Jail uses Securus Technologies as their phone provider. Inmates will still have the option of calling collect if they choose as well, but if no one on the inmates list of family or friends have a landline, the next best option is using Securus Technologies.

You will need to set up an account with Securus Technologies. If you have any questions about Securus Technologies and its services, you can reach them at 866-558-2323 or at 800-844-6591.


Want to visit an inmate in the Cook County Jail? You will need to first and foremost get in contact with the facility to find their most updated visitation hours.

Please do not come down to the Cook County Jail before contacting them to ensure they will be accepting visitors and what you need to do prior to visiting an inmate. You want to make sure you do everything correctly, so they have no reason to refuse your visit to the inmate in question.

Visiting Hours

7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
7:30 Am to 2:30 PM


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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