The Cook County Jail is located in Chicago, Illinois at 3015 S California Ave 60608. The jail staff can be reached by calling (773) 869-5245.
Cook County Jail allows inmate visitation rights under the following conditions: visitors must have a valid photo identification card (drivers license, state ID, military ID, passport etc.). All visitors are subject to search and contraband materials are not allowed. These items may include drugs, alcohol, weapons, electronics, lighters, newspapers, magazines, and food.
You may call the jail at 773-674-5245 to find an inmates division location. For exact visiting times please visist the jails website.
Cook County Jail allows you to send mail via USPS to inmates. You must include the inmates name and I.D. number (Identification Numbers can be obtained by calling 773-674-5245). Please send letters to:
P.O. Box 089002
Chicago, Illinois 60608
Physical and mental health needs are evaluated and classified during intake. Cermak Hospital is located on-site and employs 600 full and part time employees.
Surety bail bonding is illegal in Illinois along with Kentucky, Oregon, and Wisconsin. The Department of Corrections provides a bonding facility controlled by the Clerk of Cook County to accommodate family members of incarcerated detainees to post bond on site by means of credit card, cash or certified check from 9:00AM to 8:30PM. The bonding office is located at:
Division Five, 2700 South California Avenue
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Cook has a total population of 5,287,037. The population has decreased by -89,800 (-2%) from 2000 through 2009. The population density is 5594.2 and covers 945 square miles.
Residents of Cook experienced 3,200 crimes in 2011. The #1 unlawful act was arson with 16 circumstances. The #2 infraction was theft with 776 crimes. The #3 lawless act was vehicle theft with 108 circumstances. The #4 crime was burglary with 395 reports. The #5 crime was property crime with 1,279 reports. The #6 criminality was assault with 242 crimes. The #7 lawless act was robbery with 33 violations. The #8 criminality was rape with 36 violations. The #9 infraction was murder with 2 circumstances. The #10 criminality was violent crime with 313 instances.