Lee County IL Inmate Search

Perform a free Lee County IL public inmate records search, including inmate rosters, lists, locators, lookups, inquiries, and active jail inmates.


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Lee County Inmate Search & Jail Roster Search Lee County, Illinois inmate roster by first and last name, gender, DOB, and find visitation, contact, and commissary program policies.

Lee County Jail Inmate Search View Lee County Jail custody list by name, sex, age and arrest date.

Lee County Sheriff Website View Lee County Sheriff home page, including name, hours, phone number, and address.

Find Lee County Inmate Records

A Lee County Inmate Search provides detailed information about a current or former inmate in Lee County, Illinois. Federal, Illinois State, and local Lee County prison systems are required to document all prisoners and public inmate records on every incarcerated person. An Offender search can locate an inmate, provide visitation and contact information, and it may include the inmate's offenses and sentence.

Learn about Inmate Searches, including:

  • How to locate an inmate in Lee County, IL
  • Find out who is in jail
  • Where to get arrest mugshots online
  • How to call, visit, and send money to inmates in Lee County jail or prison
  • When someone will get out of jail or prison
Find Lee County Inmate Records

Lee County inmate records contain personal information about incarcerated individuals, including the inmate's full name and any aliases, their age, race, and sex, and information relating to their incarceration. This includes the Illinois inmate's prison registration number, location, any prior incarcerations, release date, and in some cases, details relating to the inmate's convictions.

Lee County, Illinois Background Checks

There are a number of reasons to perform an Inmate Search. Screening Lee County inmate records can be an important part of a background check. Employers, law enforcement agencies, and individuals in IL may perform an Inmate Search to learn if a potential employee, suspect, or neighbor has been incarcerated. This information can be useful to assess a former inmate's threat to public safety. Lee County background checks must be done in accordance with IL laws regulating permitted use.

Contacting & Visiting Inmates

Inmate finders can also help families stay in touch with detainees in Lee County detention centers. The search results include contact information for the Lee County correctional facility that is currently holding the inmate. Inmates may be transferred or receive a new release date, and inmate locators can ensure that family members have up-to-date contact information. Inmate Searches can also help family members learn how to make phone calls, visit, or send money to individuals incarcerated in Lee County, IL jails and prisons.

Public Inmate Records

Inmate records are an important tool for prisons and jails. They are used to track prisoners, monitor their sentences, and collect demographic information for Lee County lockups. Lee County prisons, sociologists, and criminal researchers can use inmate records to understand trends in criminal behavior and aid law enforcement. Inmate lookups are an important way to collect inmate records.

In the United States, there are separate federal and state prison systems. When performing a prison records search, it is important to use the correct inmate locator database. The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), for example, provides an online inmate locator that only includes federal inmates. Illinois State and local Lee County Department of Corrections (DOC), and the Lee County Sheriff's prisoner records may each yield different results. If an inmate has been transferred between Illinois State and Federal prisons, it may be necessary to perform more than one Inmate Search.