In order to visit an offender, an individual must be on the offender's visitors list. The offender has been given information on how to put someone on his/her visitors list, and it is their responsibility to do so. If you wish to visit an offender, please contact them and request that your name be added to their visitors list and that they send you a copy of the visitation application. The application is not available online; it must come directly from the offender. Visiting applications must be filled out completely in order to be processed. The completed application must be mailed to the offender's IDOC facility. Faxes and emails are not accepted.
If you are uncertain as to whether you are on the offender's visitors list or to check the status of your application, please write the offender you wish to visit. It is the responsibility of the offender to notify their visitor of the outcome.
Please do not call the facility to check on your visitation status; this information cannot be given over the phone.
For more information please see the IDOC Visitation Policy and Visitation Guidelines
Visiting hours and directions for each facility are posted on the IDOC website. Please go to Visitation and select the facility you wish to visit.Please remember to always contact the facility before coming to visit, for the latest visitation updates. Contact information for each facility can be found here.