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Inmate Search, Booking Information & Mugshots

The information on the Inmate Search page will guide you on how the Will County Detention Facility Inmate Search functions, the inmate’s booking information, the inmate’s mugshot, their inmate ID #, their criminal charges, bail and bond amounts, their court location, upcoming court date(s), and their prior criminal charges, dates and convictions.

In addition, there are direct links to your Will County, state of Illinois and Federal: 

•    Courts 
•    Most Wanted
•    Arrest Warrants
•    Public Defenders
•    Today’s Crime News


Inmate Mail Policies, Address and What can be Mailed

If you want to send and receive mail to and from an inmate in the Will County Detention Facility you need to follow the rules and guidelines exactly. This facility has a zero tolerance for sending mail if it isn’t addressed properly, contains content that is against their rules or is sent from people who are not allowed to contact the inmate. Inmates who are sent contraband, could result in new criminal charges for both them and/or the sender of the mail.

Mail topics also covered include:

•    Mailing Photos
•    Sending & Receiving Electronic Messages & Photos
•    What App to Use for Messages & Photos
•    Mailing Books, Newspapers & Magazines
•    Mailing Money


Inmate Phone Policy & Account Registration 

Communicating with an inmate in the Will County Detention Facility by telephone requires understanding what type of phone calls they allow, how long the calls can be, how often you can speak with them, how much it costs per call or per minute, how to be get approved by the facility, how to register online, how to purchase prepaid phone time and prepaid calling cards that are accepted, and how much an inmate can spend each month on phone calls.

Inmate Telephone topics also cover emailing messages and photos and using their App.


Inmate Accounts, Sending Money & Commissary

Inmates incarcerated in Will County Detention Facility are allowed to maintain an account so that they can purchase items from Commissary from within the facility.

You can fund the inmate's account various ways: Mailing or dropping off funds or depositing money online using your credit or debit card.

You may also purchase snacks and hygiene products online (by an approved company) that are shipped to the inmate once a week.


Inmate Visitation Rules, Schedules & Video Visits

Visits from you or other people who are friends or family of an inmate is very important to them. Will County Detention Facility has limited days and hours set aside for visitation.

They also have very strict rules about what you wear, what you can bring to the visit, who can visit, how many people can visit each visit, how many people can be on an inmate’s visitation list and how you both must behave on the visit. 

If you don’t follow Will County Detention Facility Visitation Rules and Policies exactly you and/or your inmate will lose all visitation privileges.

Other Visitation Topics include:

•    Online Video Visits from Home
•    Online Video Visits from the Facility
•    Using an App to Register and Have a Visit


Inmate Bail, Bonds & How it Works

Illinois no longer allows outside bail companies to act as an agent for people arrested there, so if an inmate wants to be bonded out it must be by a friend, family member or themselves.

The bail page lists the various bail bond amounts for each offense, the different types of bonds, acceptable bail bond collateral, bond costs, where to post a bond and the hours you can post a bond in Will County.

About the Will County Detention Facility

The Will County Detention Facility, located in the city of Joliet, in Will County, Illinois is a medium to maximum-security facility.

Inmates in this jail range from low level misdemeanor offenders to those being held and awaiting trial for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder. Therefore, the security level must be as high as is it would be in any maximum-security state prison. 

Security features in the Will County Detention Facility include security cameras, electronic detection and reinforced fencing topped with razor wire.

Correctional officers in Will County Detention Facility are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves and other inmates from violence. 

All of the men and women being held in the Will County Detention Facility are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Will County Court System already and been sentenced to one year or less. 

The Corrections Division of the Will County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for maintaining and running this facility.  

The Will County Detention Facility also houses inmates arrested by the county’s municipal police departments. A full list of the cities and towns can be found below.

The staff is dedicated to providing a safe and secure environment for inmates, themselves and visitors to the facility.  

Inmates in the Will County Detention Facility are fed three meals a day totaling 2,500 calories, are allowed at least one hour a day for exercise, have access to books, a legal library, and bathroom and shower facilities. 

Family and Friends of inmates are allowed to receive phone calls from the inmates, provide them with commissary money, receive and send them mail and schedule a time to visit. If you have the resources to bail or bond an inmate out of jail, go here for information.

Convicted and Sentenced Inmates

When an inmate is convicted and sentenced to a year or more, they are transferred to the Illinois State Prison System or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  

Inmates that are convicted of a misdemeanor and/or sentenced to less than one year of a state crime serve their time in the jail. 

Illegal immigrants may be transferred into ICE custody and are then deported, however if they were convicted of a state or federal crime, they will do their time first. 

Will County Detention Facility

Illinois Will 1,000


95 S. Chicago Street
Joliet, IL 60432



Jail (Main): 815-727-8565


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Will County Detention Facility
95 S. Chicago Street
Joliet, IL 60432


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