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Cook County Department of Corrections / Cook County Jail

Physical Address:
2700 S. California Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60608


The Cook County Department of Corrections is situated on 96 acres, and is known
as the largest county pre-detention jail facility
in the U.S. This facility primarily holds pre-trial offenders.
Cook County Corrections Dept. admitted 86,110 inmates
in 1996 and averaged 9,000 inmates (daily population)

The D.O.C. complex contains 11 separate divisions / units and each unit
is headed by it's own Superintendent.


Main Contact & other important phone numbers:

Automated help line:        773-869-5245 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            773-869-5245      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Main Tel. number             773-869-7100 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            773-869-7100      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Business office                 773-869-6866 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            773-869-6866      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Legal office                      773-869-7683 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            773-869-7683      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Executive Director's Office: 773-869-2859 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            773-869-2859      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Program Services:             773-869-6815 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            773-869-6815      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Records Dept.                   773-869-6804 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            773-869-6804      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Training Academy:            708-583-3150 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            708-583-3150      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Personal Property / Trust    773-869-6864 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            773-869-6864      end_of_the_skype_highlighting


Questions regarding the Cook County Jail:

Finding an inmates housing location:
Call the automated telephone number (773) 869-5245 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            (773) 869-5245      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
For the purpose of bonding, only cash or certified checks are accepted and
if using a certified check this must be done during normal
banking hours.Credit cards are accepted for payment of cash
bail. If posting bail bonds by credit card you must complete
this transaction in person by visiting the 26th street and
California facility.

Sending mail to an Inmate:
send to: P.O. Box 089002
            Chicago, IL 60608
you will need to include the inmate's name and
ID number, the ID number can be obtained by calling
the automated phone number: 773-869-5245 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            773-869-5245      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Items that are not permitted to be mailed to inmates:

adhesive tape
aerosol cans
bar soap
cigarettes or cigars
lighters or matches
credit cards
dental floss
foreign or illegal substances
glass, wood or metal objects
hair brushes
hair picks
ID cards
marking pens
medicine or medical supplies
nail file
nail clippers
paint brushes
pencils, pens or sharpeners
pictures that show weapons, money or gang signs
playing cards
plastic sentiment, musical cards, or very large cards
polaroid pictures with double backing
tape players
TV sets
stickers, decals or patches
hair rollers, bobbie pins, hair clips or plastic caps
twine, wire or other binding materials
Clothing, including but not limited to: tee shirts, underwear, socks,
gym shoes.
paperback books
newspapers (limited to three per mailing)
postage stamps

*Some of these items are made available to inmates through commisary.

money orders that are in excess of $100.00 will not be accepted.
money orders that are altered or not properly filled in will
NOT be accepted.

Inmates are not allowed to correspond with other inmates
from other correctional facilities without prior approval
from wardens from both facilities.


Wiring Funds to an inmate:
To wire funds to an inmate use Western Union using Quick Collect.
The following information will be needed:

Code City: CCDOC
State: Illinois
Account: (enter the inamte's FULL name and ID #)

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