Contraband


All visitors and their belongings entering the CCDOC are subject to a search. Visitors are strictly prohibited from bringing in contraband into the CCDOC. Contraband items include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Any item deemed to be a safety or security risk by the CCDOC.
  • Alcohol
  • Electronics
  • Newspapers/Magazines/Books
  • Food
  • Pocket Knives
  • Cameras
  • Lighters
  • Syringes
  • Cell Phones
  • Matches
  • Tobacco Products
  • Drinks
  • Music Players
  • Tools
  • Drugs
  • Nail
  • Clippers
  • Weapons

Visitors may also be charged criminally with “BringingContraband into a Penal Institution”, 720 ILCS 5/31A-1.1. as follows:

  • Bringing into or possessing alcohol liquor in a penal institution is a Class 4 felony.
  • Bringing into or possessing cannabis in a penal institution is a Class 3 felony.
  • Bringing into or possessing any amount of a controlled substance classified in Schedules III, IV or V of the Illinois Controlled Substance Act in a penal institution is a Class 2 felony.
  • Bringing into or possessing any amount of a controlled substance classified in Schedules I or II of Article II of the Illinois Controlled Substance Act in a penal institution is a Class 1 felony.
  • Bringing into or possessing a hypodermic syringe in a penal institution is a Class 1 felony.
  • Bringing into or possessing a weapon, tool to defeat security mechanisms, cutting tool, or electronic contraband into a penal institution is a Class 1 felony.
  • Bringing into or possessing a firearm, firearm ammunition, or explosive in a penal institution is a Class X felony.

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