Notice to family members and loved ones of individuals in custody at the Cook County Department of Corrections

Circuit Court of Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans has issued an order postponing many court proceedings, effective March 17, 2020, as a precautionary measure due to COVID-19.  This order does not affect certain court matters, including:

  • Jury trials in progress
  • Motions to review bail
  • Plea agreements
  • Arraignments and preliminary hearings

Questions about the status of your loved one’s case should be directed to their attorney. If they are represented by a Public Defender, please visit this website for contact information:

For information about COVID-19, please call the Illinois Department of Public Health at 1-800-889-3931

Cook County Resumption of  Court Operations and Services Plan


Visitation at the CCDOC


In person Visitation – Please click here to schedule your in person click here.

Family Video Visits – Conducted via Microsoft Teams.  The visitor must have an active Microsoft Teams account set up with an email address.  To set up an account click here.

Violations – CCDOC Rules and Regulations apply to video visits – no drinking, smoking, inappropriate behavior or nudity.  Violations can result in the revocation of visiting privileges.  To view additional CCDOC Rules and Regulations please click here.

Family and friends wishing to participate and receive either an In-Person or Video Visit may consult with their loved one. Next, your detained friend or family member will need to add your name to the visitation list and you will be contacted by a CCSO staff member to schedule a day and time for your visit.

Microsoft Teams Visits Dedicated Telephone Numbers:

Location Dedicated Telephone Line
Division 2 (6 Annex) 773 674-3745
Division 3 Annex 773 674-4894
Division 4 773 674-5713
Division 5 773 674-0667
Division 6 773 674-5336
8 – Cermak 773 674-5761
8 – RTU 773 674-0077
Divison 9 773 674-2295
Division 10 773 674-7640
Division 11 773 674- 3722
Div. 16 MHTC 773 674-7159


During this time, attorneys and clergy members will be able to visit individuals in custody but will be screened by staff for symptoms of COVID-19. Staff are also working to expand opportunities for individuals in custody to communicate with their loved ones by phone. The health and safety of DOC staff, individuals in custody, and the public will continue to be the primary concern of the Sheriff’s Office.