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How do I get more information about
inmate trust accounts?

Home > F.A.Q. > How do I get more information about inmate trust accounts?

QUICK NOTES:

Cook County Department of Corrections General Line 773-674-7100 / 773-674-5225

For Family and Friends who wish to obtain information on how to add money to a detainee’s Inmate Trust Fund account or to inquire about monies you have sent to a detainee, please contact:

Trust Office at 773-674-6864 ~ Office Hours 8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.

If you are a former detainee, or currently on Electronic Monitoring, and would like to obtain information on how to collect your funds, please contact:

Finance Office at 773-674-6860 ~ Office Hours 8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.

CONTINUE READING FOR FURTHER DETAIL REGARDING THE ABOVE

Each inmate at the Cook County Department of Corrections has an Inmate Trust Fund account, which allows an inmate to receive funds for later use which includes, but is not limited to, purchasing commissary items. The commissary vendor offers items such as clothing, stamped envelopes, toiletries, phone cards and food items, which are supplementary to the meals and supplies provided by the Department of Corrections. Each week, an inmate can purchase up to $100 worth of clothing and supplies and $100 worth of food items.


HOW DO I ADD MONEY TO A DETAINEE’S INMATE TRUST FUND ACCOUNT (HOW DO I ADD FUNDS TO A DETAINEE’S “BOOKS”)?

TO ADD FUNDS

For your convenience, the Cook County Department of Corrections offers several ways in which to add funds to a detainee’s “books”.

Family and Friends have the option of using the Internet Online, Telephone, Money Exchange/Currency Exchange facilities, USPS and jail on-site Lobby Kiosks.


INTERNET AND TELEPHONE

There are three vendors to choose from - Western Union / Money Gram / Access Corrections. PLEASE NOTE THAT IT MAY TAKE 1 – 2 BUSINESS DAYS FOR THE FUNDS TO POST TO DETAINEE’S ACCOUNT.

For all three you will need the exact spelling of the detainee Name and Booking Identification Number as it appears on our website. The Booking identification number can be found by clicking on the following link: http://www2.cookcountysheriff.org/search2/
or by calling our Records Office at 773 674-2390.

1: WESTERN UNION   -- CITY CODE: CCDOC or COOK COUNTY DEPT CORRECTION  STATE: ILLINOIS   

Online: go to  www.westernunion.com  select  -- Send Money  then select --  Send Money to an Inmate and follow the site prompts and links from there. For questions, concerns or to add funds via Western Union over the Telephone: call  1-800-225-5227

2: MONEY GRAM  -- RECEIVE CODE: 1750   

Online: go to www.moneygram.com select – Learn More then select -- Send Money to an Inmate and follow the site prompts and links from there.For question or concerns or to add funds via Money Gram over the Telephone: call 1-800-666-3947

3: ACCESS CORRECTIONS --  No Code Necessary

  Online: go to www.accesscorrections.com select – Register then select -- Sign-In and follow the site prompts and links from there. For questions, concerns or to add funds via Access Corrections over the Telephone: call 1-866-345-1884


CURRENCY EXCHANGE / MONEY EXCHANGE

Family and friends have the option of walking into their local Currency or Money Exchange facility which are either Western Union or Money Gram agents.

The information necessary is the same as mentioned in the prior section

1: WESTERN UNION   -- CITY CODE: CCDOC or COOK COUNTY DEPT CORRECTION  STATE: ILLINOIS 

2: MONEY GRAM  -- RECEIVE CODE: 1750 


USPS – UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE

The Cook County Department of Corrections can only accept Money Orders for $100 or less. Any money order over $100 will be returned to the sender. If you would like to send more than the $100 amount, you must send it in multiple Money Orders or a Cashier’s Check.

Money Orders and Cashier’s Checks should be made payable to the detainee, using the exact name and Booking Identification Number as it appears on our website.

**UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES DOES THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS ACCEPT CASH THROUGH THE MAIL**

Send the Money Order or Cashier’s Check to the following address:

Cook County Department of Corrections
[DETAINEE NAME] [DETAINEE BOOKING IDENTIFICATION NUMBER]
P.O. Box 089002 Chicago, IL 60608

Money Orders and Cashier’s Checks may take up to 5 business days be processed and posted to the detainee’s account.

**UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES DOES THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS ACCEPT CASH THROUGH THE MAIL**


JAIL ON-SITE LOBBY KIOSK

Family and friends also have the option of visiting our facility and adding funds, using their debit/credit card or cash, to a detainee’s books utilizing one of 6 lobby kiosks conveniently located throughout the compound.

LOCATIONS OF KIOSKS


TO COLLECT OR FORWARD FUNDS

If you are a former detainee and wish to obtain your funds, you can do so by visiting the Division 5 Lobby front desk, presenting a valid government issued photo ID [i.e. State Driver’s License, State ID] and letting the Front desk Officer know that you are here to collect your funds. The Lobby hours are from 9:00a.m to 8:30p.m.

If you wish to have your funds mailed or a relative’s funds forwarded to their current correctional or mental health housing facility, please contact the Finance Office at 773-674-6860.

PLEASE NOTE: The Finance Office – [Inmate Trust Fund] can only mail out funds to the current address on file. Detainees who are currently on Electronic Monitoring [EM] will have their funds mailed to the current EM address, upon telephone or detainee letter request. Detainees who are currently housed at another facility will have their funds mailed to that facility upon respective facility staff telephone or detainee letter request.

Letters can be mailed to:

Cook County Department of Corrections
Finance Office – Inmate Trust Fund
Division 5 Second Floor
2700 S California Avenue
Chicago, IL 60608


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