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Crossroads Adult Transition Center (CATC), Cook County, Illinois Overview
The Crossroads Adult Transition Center is a transitional-security prison for men located in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, owned and operated by the Illinois Department of Corrections. The facility was first opened in 1983 and has a working capacity of 374.

Capacity: 374


Ervin Robinson
3210 West Arthington
Chicago, IL 60624
Phone: (773) 533-5000
Fax: (773) 533-0828

Visitation Hours:

  • Visitation is on Tuesday-Thursday from 2:30 pm-4:30 pm. Saturdays and Holidays from 6 pm-8:30 pm, and Sundays from 12 pm-8 pm.
  • Third-floor inmates have visitations on Tuesdays 7 pm-8:30 pm.
  • Fourth-floor inmates have visits on Wednesdays from 7 pm-8:30 pm.
  • Fifth-floor inmates have visiting on Thursdays from 7 pm-8:30 pm.

Visitation Policies:

  1. General Population Offenders may have a total of 7 visits per calendar month; each visit may be up to 4 hours per visit.
  2. Visitors may only visit once per day.
  3. Visitors who travel great distances to visit an offender may request extended visits and/or group visits. These requests should be made in advance to the Chief Administrative Officer for consideration. All visitors must receive notification of approval or denial before and extended visit is granted.
  4. All persons must be on the offender’s approved visiting list. Person’s age 12 through 17 years of age who are not a member of the offender’s immediate family may be allowed to visit only with the notarized written consent of a parent or guardian.
  5. Persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an approved visitor who is age 18 or older. Persons under 12 years of age may only be permitted to visit when accompanied by parent or guardian who is an approved visitor or when prior written consent has been given by a parent or guardian who is in the free community for the child to visit when accompanied by a person designated in writing who is an approved visitor and who is at least 18 years of age or older.
  6. Immediate family is defined as the offender’s child, sibling, grandchild, whether step or adopted, half, or whole, and spouses. The visitor must provide documentation of the relationship.
  7. Visitors are required to show photo identification such as a driver’s license, a state identification card, or acceptable documentation of non-US citizenship, including a current Passport, Visa, or Matricula, and documentation that includes their date of birth.
  8. Any person who has been convicted of a criminal offense or who has criminal charges pending, including but not limited to, an individual on bond, parole, mandatory supervised release, or probation or an ex-offender, may visit an offender only with the prior written approval of the Warden. Individuals who require such approval must obtain this written approval for EACH visit.
  9. All visitors, their vehicle, and their property are subject to search.
  10. The dress code will be strictly enforced. Visitors must be appropriately dressed, or the visit will not be permitted at the discretion of the DAO or Back-up DAO.
  11. Inappropriate, revealing clothing is not allowed, such as short skirts or dresses, wrap-around skirts, short shorts, see-through or low cut blouses, break-away pants, spandex bodysuits, clothes with holes in suggestive areas, or any clothing that allows undergarments to be visible.
  12. Undergarments must be worn at all times. Clothing must be in good taste and not advertise or suggest anything illegal, gang-related, or of a sexual nature.
  13. No hats, gloves, scarves or headbands are allowed, except for religious headgear.
  14. Jewelry that is extremely heavy in weight or that is intimidating to any person, i.e., replicas of any guns, knives, ammo, drugs, or drug paraphernalia, will not be allowed.
  15. Visitors may possess one watch, one bracelet, two rings (inclusive of one wedding ring), and one necklace. Any belt buckles may be subject to a thorough inspection.
  16. Any jewelry with names, initials, or words will not be allowed. No lockets or any jewelry with pictures will be allowed. Any jewelry that is perceived as a security threat will be denied.
  17. Visitors and offenders may not exchange ANY item during a visit.
  18. Inappropriate behavior of a visitor or possession of contraband may result in a temporary or permanent visiting restriction.
  19. All adult visitors will be required to produce photo identification (ID) and verification of his or her date of birth. Be sure to bring two forms of identification with you; one should be a current state-issued photo ID.
  20. Upon entering the Visiting Room, the Visiting Room Officer will assign a table for seating during the visit. No moves will be permitted once seated unless approved by security staff.
  21. Visits are subject to monitoring and recording at any time by departmental staff, unless prior special arrangements have been made for confidential attorney visits or other privileged visits.

Deposit/Commissary Accounts:

Inmates may receive money via GTL (ConnectNetwork), JPAY, Western Union, or money order.

Inmate Mailing Address:
Inmate Name, ID Number
Crossroads Adult Transition Center (CATC)
3210 West Arthington
Chicago, IL 60624

Crossroads Adult Transition Center (CATC)
3210 West Arthington
Chicago, IL 60624
Phone: (773)-533-5000
Fax: (773) 533-0828

Security Level: Transitional
Type(s) of offenders: Adult Men

Send Money to an Inmate:

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Electronic Payments

Funds up to $5,000 may be sent to inmates via the following methods, except Money Gram.

  1. GTL (ConnectNetwork) at:
  2. JPAY at
  3. Money Gram locations using the Blue Money Gram Express Payment Form. The receiving code is 7364.
  4. Western Union at or at locations using the Quick Collect Form – code city and state are ILDOC, IL.
  5. Money Orders: Inmates may receive money orders not to exceed $999.99. The money orders must be sent with the lockbox deposit slip and must be complete with the inmate name, ILDOC inmate number, sender’s name, and address. Deposit slips can be obtained at each facility and from the following link: The money orders should be made payable to JPay and sent with the deposit slip to:
    PO Box 260250
    Hollywood, FL 33026.

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