Cook County Jail in Chicago, IL 60608

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    Cook County Jail
    3015 S California Ave
    Chicago, IL 60608 US,%20IL,USA&sensor=false¢er=3015+S+California+Ave+Chicago%2CIL (773) 869-5245

    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.

    Visitation Guidelines

    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.

    Sending Mail

    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

    No illegal items, weapons, drugs, food, liquids, cash, electronics etc. may be sent to inmates.  For instructions on sending money to inmates please see the Sending Money section of this page.

    Health Care

    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.

    Sending Money

    You may add funds to Cook County inmates commissary by wiring money via Western Union or Money Gram.

    Bail Bonds

    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

    Cook County at a Glance

    Source: U.S. Census Bureau

    Cook, Illinois population 2000 - 2009

    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.

    • Total Population: 5,287,037
    • Pop. Change 2000-09: -89,800 (-2%)
    • Pop. Density: 5594.2
    • Sq. Miles: 945
    Crime Data for Cook County and Cook County Jail

    Source: FBI Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS)

    Cook Illinois crime statistics

    Residents of Cook experienced 3,200 crimes in 2011. The #1 unlawful act was arson with 16 crimes. The #2 criminality was theft with 776 instances. The #3 infraction was vehicle theft with 108 crimes. The #4 lawless act was burglary with 395 occurrences. The #5 crime was property crime with 1,279 occurrences. The #6 violation was assault with 242 instances. The #7 criminality was robbery with 33 circumstances. The #8 lawless act was rape with 36 circumstances. The #9 lawless act was murder with 2 crimes. The #10 violation was violent crime with 313 reports.

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