The Cook County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for maintaining the Cook County Department of Corrections, which involves a single site stretching eight city blocks. Housing nearly 100,000 detainees each year, the Cook County Jail is among the largest jail facilities in the United States. The Cook County Sheriff’s Office takes pride in ensuring the safety of the correctional facility’s staff, Cook County inmates and citizens by providing a safe, secure, efficient and humane county jail. The highly-trained and dedicated staff guarantee safety for both Cook county inmates and visitors during inmate meetings. With the use of the Cook County Inmate Locator, general information can be acquired as well as the facility’s visitor information.
To find an inmate's current status, you can you can call 773-674-5245 or use the online search.
A valid photo id is required to visit inmates in Cook County. Visitation schedules can be found here.