Find Inmate / Request Visitation
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Find Inmate Details & Request Visition within the Cook County Jail System
Frequently Asked Questions
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Please be advised that the Cook County Department of Corrections (CCDOC) has instituted a new visitation policy. Any individuals 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: Cook County Sheriff’s Office website www.cookcountysheriff.org Divisional lobby where the inmate is being housed Entrance of any Cook County courthouse The application MUST be filled out completely and it is strongly encouraged to submit applications using the official Sheriff’s website. Minors 17 years of age or under DO NOT need to fill out an application; however they MUST be accompanied by a parent or 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 state or school photo ID must be presented. Up to three children can be accompanied by one adult. If you have already submitted an application for an individual inmate, you DO NOT need to reapply. You will have to submit a new application if the inmate was discharged and then re-incarcerated. Once the application is received, a background check will be conducted to determine if the applicant is approved for visiting privileges. Applicants must call the Visitor Information Center at (773) 674-8225 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about the status of their applications. Please allow seven (7) business days after submitting an application to inquire about the status. Applicants will be DENIED visiting privileges based on the criteria below. If you have been DENIED approval for the reasons noted in points 3 and 4 below, you may reapply, but only if your mandatory waiting period has expired. 1. The applicant provided invalid, inaccurate or unverifiable information on the Visitor Application. 2. The applicant is a minor 17 years of age or under. 3. The applicant is: 4. Is within the first year of parole/probation. 5. On house arrest. 6. On bond, has an open criminal case, excluding misdemeanor traffic cases. 7. The applicant was discharged from CCDOC, Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) or any other verified correctional facility within the last 60 days. 8. The applicant has an outstanding warrant, including ICE detainers or has failed to maintain accurate registration records as required by law (e.g., Sex Offender registry, Violent Offender registry, etc.). 9. The applicant has a protective order placed on the inmate they are requesting to visit. 10. Any safety or security reasons as determined by a CCSO supervisor. 11. 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. To apply for visitation, search for the inmate that you wish to visit below. If you wish to visit more than one inmate, you must submit an application for each inmate. All applicants will be subject to a background check.
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