Jails & Prisons in Cook County, Illinois

There are 12 Jails & Prisons in Cook County, Illinois, serving a population of 5,238,541 people in an area of 946 square miles. There is 1 Jail & Prison per 436,545 people, and 1 Jail & Prison per 78 square miles.

In Illinois, Cook County is ranked 102nd of 102 counties in Jails & Prisons per capita, and 4th of 102 counties in Jails & Prisons per square mile.

List of Cook County Jails & Prisons

Find Cook County, Illinois jails, prisons, detention centers, departments of corrections, and penitentiaries.


Calumet Prison 636 Price Avenue Calumet, IL

Cook County Boot Camp 2801 South Rockwell Avenue Chicago, IL

Cook County Jail 3026 South California Avenue Chicago, IL

Cook County Jail 3015 North California Avenue Chicago, IL

Cook County Jails 2700 South California Avenue Chicago, IL

Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center 1100 South Hamilton Avenue Chicago, IL

Crossroads Atc 3210 West Arthington Street Chicago, IL

Illinois Prison 15704 Park Avenue Harvey, IL

Illinois Youth Center Chicago 136 North Western Avenue Chicago, IL

Mcc Chicago 71 West Van Buren Street Chicago, IL

North Lawndale Atc 2839 West Fillmore Street Chicago, IL

Oak Lawn City Lockup Facility 9446 Raymond Avenue Oak Lawn, IL

About Cook County Jails & Prisons

A Cook County Jail or Prison is a secure facility located in Cook County, IL where individuals, referred to as inmates, are involuntarily confined and their freedoms and movement are restricted as a consequence of criminal behavior. Cook County Jails are short-term facilities where inmates either await trial or sentencing for a crime, or serve relatively short sentences. Cook County Prisons are longer-term facilities where inmates serve out a prison sentence, usually of a year or more, for their crimes.

You may contact Jails & Prisons for questions about:
  • Locating Cook County inmates
  • Finding out who is in Jail or Prison
  • Searching for criminal records
  • Performing Cook County background checks
  • Contacting, visiting and sending money to inmates

Cook County Jail and Prison Statistics

Find Cook County Jail Admissions, Jail Admissions By Race, and Pretrial Jail Population. Data Source: U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics; National Prisoner Statistics (NPS) Program, Prisoners In 2015.

Cook County Jail Admissions
Total Jail Admissions92,795
Total Jail Population8,515
Female Jail Population560
Male Jail Population7,454
Cook County Jail Admissions By Race
Asian Jail Population46
Black Jail Population5,828
Latino Jail Population1,309
Native Jail Population11
White Jail Population807
Cook County Pretrial Jail Population
Pretrial Jail Population5,160
Female Pretrial Jail Population578
Male Pretrial Jail Population7,568