Cook County Inmate Search
Cook County Department of Corrections / Cook County Jail
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 for Cook County Department of Corrections / Cook County Jail:
Automated Help Line: 773-869-5245
Main Telephone Number: 773-869-7100
Business Office: 773-869-6866
Legal Office: 773-869-7683
Executive Director’s Office: 773-869-2859
Program Services: 773-869-6815
Records Department: 773-869-6804
Training Academy: 708-583-3150
Personal Property / Trust: 773-869-6864
Questions regarding the Cook County Jail:
Finding an inmates housing location:
Call the automated telephone number: (773) 869-5245
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
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
Items that are not permitted to be mailed to inmates:
cigarettes or cigars
lighters or matches
foreign or illegal substances
glass, wood or metal objects
medicine or medical supplies
pencils, pens or sharpeners
pictures that show weapons, money or gang signs
plastic sentiment, musical cards, or very large cards
polaroid pictures with double backing
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,
newspapers (limited to three per mailing)
*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
Account: (enter the inamte’s FULL name and ID #)
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Cook County Mugshots
Nelson T Sharrod, born on 09/07/1993, was arrested on 08/09/2015. He was charged with manufacturing and dealing heroin. His bond has been set at $50,000.
Alexander G Eleopoulos, born on 08/09/1995, was arrested on 08/09/2015. He was charged with burglary of a residential home. Bond has been set at $75,000.
Kasey McClain, born on 08/14/1990, was arrested on 08/08/2015. He was charged with felon possession and use of a firearm.