Department Of Corrections
Frequently Asked Questions
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I would like to visit an inmate, how can I find out the inmate's housing location?
Use our automated system 773-674-5245 or click here
Are money orders accepted for bonding purposes?
No. Only cash and certified checks are accepted for bonding purposes, and the use of certified checks must be done during normal banking hours.
Credit Cards are now being accepted for cash bail. Posting of Bail Bonds by Credit Card must be transacted in person at the 26th and California facility.
What is the address to send mail to an inmate?
The mailing address for sending letters to detainees is:
P.O. Box 089002Be sure to include with the address the detainees name and I.D. number.
Chicago, Illinois 60608
(I.D. #'s can be retrieved from our automated system 773-674-5245
or click here).
What items CANNOT be mailed to an inmate?
Click here to view the list of items that cannot be mailed to an inmate
Some of these items will be made available to the inmate through Commissary.