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Frequently Asked Questions - Corrections/Jail

Where do I get an application for employment with the Corrections division?
Visit the Human Resources department (815-319-4285) on the 2nd floor of the Winnebago County Administration Building or you may download it off our web site by clicking here.

What number do I call to find out if someone is in custody?
815-319-6600

What is the number for Corrections Administration?
815-319-6700

What is the address to send inmate mail and do I need their inmate number?
No inmate number is needed, but is helpful in directing mail to inmate.

You can send mail to:

Inmate's Name and MID Number
Winnebago County Jail
650 West State Street
Rockford, IL 61102

How do I put money on an inmate’s commissary account?
There are now several ways to put money on an inmate's commissary account. There are two kiosks located in the front entrance of the Winnebago County Justice Center where funds can be deposited.  Deposits can also be made by calling Governmental Payment Services (1-888-277-2535) or by going online to https://www.govpaynow.com/gps/user/.

What is the phone number for the jail chaplain?
815-319-6625

How do inmate visits work?
Inmates are allowed one visit per week, Sunday through Saturday. Visits must be pre-scheduled by the inmate.

How do I get the property of someone being sent to the Department of Corrections (DOC)?
Inmates being sent to DOC will be given the opportunity to fill out a postcard designating someone to pick up their property.  Postcards will be sent out the day inmates are sent to DOC.  Designees have 15 days to retrieve the property. 

What is the name and telephone number of the inmate phone company?
The company’s name is PCS. To open a new account, call 1-888-288-9879.

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