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About the Cook County Department of Corrections

The Cook County Department of Corrections (CCDOC), expanding ninety-six acres and 8 city blocks, is the largest single-site jail in the country.  Approximately 100,000 individuals circulate through the jail annually. The daily jail population averages 7,500 mainly pre-trial detainees not yet convicted of their charges.

The Cook County Department of Corrections has:

  • Ten divisions
  • A health services facility
  • Two education departments
  • Privatized food service and commissary
  • Four onsite Sheriff’s Departments
  • A dayroom on each living unit for eating and watching television

Mission Statement

The mission of the Cook County Department of Corrections is to ensure the safety of the citizens, correctional staff, and inmates of Cook County.  We provide a central location for screening and classification of all defendants and a safe, secure, humane, positive, efficient and constitutionally-operated corrections department with a highly qualified, well-trained and dedicated staff.

Main Address

Cook County Department Of Corrections
2700 South California Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60608
(773) 674-7100

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