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Visitation for Inmates

Home > D.O.C. > D.O.C. Visitation for Inmates

The Cook County Department of Corrections encourages inmates to maintain ties with their families and friends through regular visits. Family visiting is scheduled to allow access on a regular basis limited only by staff demands and the visiting facilities in the Department.


* ATTENTION *
ALL COOK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS VISITORS

Please be advised that the Cook County Department of Corrections (CCDOC) has instituted a new visitation policy. All family members and friends wishing to visit an inmate MUST complete and submit a Visitor Application to the CCDOC.  Visitor Applications may be obtained and submitted at the following locations:

The application MUST be filled out completely and it is strongly encouraged to submit applications using the Sheriff’s website. Minors under the age of 17 years old do not need to fill out an application; however they must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who has been approved according to the new visitation policy at the time of the visit.  Also, if the minor is high school age, a current school ID must be presented.  

Once the application is received, a background check will be conducted to determine if the applicant will be approved for visiting privileges. Applicants may call the Visitor Information Center at 773.674.5225 to inquire about the status of their application.  Please allow three (3) business days after submitting an application to inquire about the status.

Applicants will be denied visiting privileges based on the following criteria:  

  1. The applicant provided inaccurate information on the Visitor Application.
  2. The applicant is under the age of 17 and without a parent or legal guardian. 
  3. The applicant is:
    • On parole/probation for less than one (1) year since serving a
      sentence in jail or prison.
    • On house arrest.
    • On bond awaiting a court date.

  4. The applicant was discharged from CCDOC or any county jail within the last 60 days.
  5. The applicant has an outstanding warrant.
  6. The applicant has a protective order placed on the inmate they are requesting to visit.
  7. The inmate has a protective order placed on the individual requesting visitation.
  8. Any safety or security reasons as determined by a CCSO supervisor.

Visitors are required to follow Cook County Department of Corrections visitor rules and regulations at ALL times while on facility grounds.  Failure to do so may result in the termination or denial of future visits.

 


Requirements for Entry into the Facility

VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL CODE 720 ILCS 5/31A IS A FELONY PUNISHABLE
UP TO 12 YEARS IN THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

To find an inmate’s housing location call 773-674-5245 or Click Here

Visitation Schedules

Select a housing facility from the list below:

Division 1 / Division 2 / Division 3 and Division 3 Annex / Division 4 / Division 5

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Division 6 / Division 8 RTU / Cermak Hospital / Division 9 / Division 10

/ Division 11 / Division 14 / Division 17 Women's Justice Programs / V.R.I.C.

Division 5 Front Gate

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