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Lake County Jail Overview

Lake County is in the northeastern corner of Illinois. According to the 010 census, the population of lake County is 703,462. Lake County is the third most populous county in Illinois. The county seat is Waukegan. Lake County is one of the collar counties of the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is located along the shore of Lake Michigan. Lake County is the 3st richest county per capita income in the nation.

Naval Station Great Lakes is located in Lake County. This is the United States Navy’s Headquarters Command for training and the Navy’s only recruit training center.
The county has a total area of 1,368 square miles of which 935 square miles is water. The water is Lake Michigan.
The County Chairman is Aaron Lawlor and he can be reached at 18 N. County Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 847-377-2300.

Zip codes in Lake County are: 60002, 60010, 60011, 60015, 60020, 60030, 60031, 60035, 60037, 60040, 60041, 60042, 60044, 60045, 60046, 60047, 60048, 60060, 60061, 60064, 60069, 60073, 60079, 60083, 60084, 60085, 60086, 60087, 60088, 60089, 60096, 60099.

County Jail Overview

The current Lake County Adult Corrections Facility opened in 1989 and operates under the direction of the Sheriff March C. Curran, Jr.
Sheriff’s Office Corrections Division
20 S County Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Phone: 847-377-4188
Fax: 847-360-5763

The county jail can hold no inmates for over 364 days. The Adult Corrections Facility has the capacity to house 740 inmates.

Inmate Search

To locate an inmate in the Lake County Jail, navigate to:

and click on the inmate search link. The sheriff attempts to keep all information accurate and current, but it cannot be guaranteed. Fill in the form on the website and it will take you to the inmate you are looking for. Information that will come up is whether the inmate is in the Lake County Jail, his/her booking number, the crime, and possible release date.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures

Once an inmate is housed, he/she is provided the inmate rules and regulations and instructions on accessing medical treatment, PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) awareness, commissary, phone, visitation, as well as educational programming and inmate worker opportunities.
Housing units in the jail are gender separate and include a medical unit, low security dormitories, higher security pods, and an administrative segregation pod. Immense emphasis is placed on the role of classification to ensure the safety and well-being of the inmates as well as the staff.

To find out the policies and procedures of the jail, call the sheriff’s office at 847-377-4000 or the jail at 847-377-4188.

All non-contact visits with inmates will be conducted over a video visitation system. Friends and family may come directly to the visitation center or opt to schedule a remote visit from home on a personal computer or other electronic device. All visits are monitored and recorded.


  • Visit can occur after the inmate has been classified.
  • You may visit the same inmate only once per day.
  • The inmate must have the visitor on their approved visitors list in order to visit. Additions to the visitor list must be completed prior to scheduling the visit.
  • All visits must be scheduled 24 hours in advance. Walk in visits will not be authorized.
  • Visits may be cancelled in the event of a facility emergency.
  • All visitors Each inmate can receive 1 non-contact, on-site, 30 minute visit per week free of charge. This entering the visitation area are subject to search and may be checked for active warrants.
  • Visitors are required to show proof of identification using at least 1 of the following:
    • State driver’s license or identification card.
    • Valid military I.D.
    • Student I.D.
    • Mexican Matricula card
    • Passport with attached photo
    • Government I.D. card
    • Illinois Bar association card or Court Services Identification.
  • Persons under the age of 18 are not allowed to visit unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Proof of guardianship, birth certificates, or marriage licenses may be required.
  • All visits are monitored and recorded.
  • Visits may be cancelled at any time for legal proceedings or because of inmate or visitor misconduct or violation of visitation rules.
  • There are no refunds for remote visits that are missed or cancelled because of inmate or visitor misconduct.
  • All remote visits are subject to charges set by SecurusTech. Charges may fluctuate.


Mail must be sent via the U.S. Postal Services. The inmates name, ID# and the addresses of the jail must be on the envelope. Mail must have a return address.
No cash can be given to the inmate or the jail. Use money orders and send through the U.S. Postal Service.

Working at Lake County Jail or Sheriff’s Office

Current openings in the County Jail or Sheriff’s Office include:
Corrections Officer, Deputy Sheriff, Marine Deputy Unit, Part-time Court Security Officer.

A list of regulations is included in a two page document that can be accessed at:

Sex Offender Search and Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. The definition of a sex offender is a person convicted of a crime involving sex, including rape, molestation, and production or distribution of child pornography. You can access this information online for Lake County by going to

but bear in mind that searches sometimes reveal primary last know addresses or, rather the block that they live on. You are also required to accept a disclosure to use the database.

County Sheriff, Warrant, Most Wanted Information in Lake County, Illinois

Lake County Sheriff’s Department
Mark C. Curran, Sheriff
25 S Martin Luther King Jr Ave
Waukegan, IL 50085
Phone: 847-377-4000
Fax: 847-84-5974

Outstanding warrants, and all accident and police reports are available at the Sheriff’s Office or on the website at:

Contact the Lake County Public Defender
Public defender’s provide: counsel upon arrest, representation during criminal investigative proceedings, interviewing witnesses, arrange bail, conduct pretrial discovery, withdraw pleas, suppression of evidence motions, jury selection, opening statements, legal research, and more
Name:Lake County Public Defender
Address:15 South County Street, Waukegan, Illinois, 60085
Hours:Not available
Lake County Probation Department
Probation officers hold offenders accountable by ensuring that financial restitution is being paid to victims and community service is completed. The probation department provides warrant searches, sex offender lookups, DWI conviction information, adult or youth misdemeanor and felony offense records.
Office:Lake County Probation Department
Location:215 West Water Street, Waukegan, Illinois, 60085
Lake County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined 621
Avg Daily Population 598
Name of new facilityCBCC-Community Based Correctional Center
Full time payroll 198
Full time total employees 198
Total salaries and wages not applicable
Other operating expenditures not applicable
Total construction costs not applicable
Equipment, furnishings, etc not applicable
Year of original construction 1989
Year of major renovation2006
Name of new facilitynot applicable


Lake County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 2016371,411
Number Employed Annual Average, 2016351,972
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 201619,439
Unemployment Rate, 20165.2
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201582,160
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Lake County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 201461,899
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 20159.0
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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One response on “Lake County, IL Jail Inmate Roster

  1. Maria G Rodriguez says:

    It’s unfortunate that Lake county is all about money and racism. . They incarcerate color ppl and set absurd bonds for traffic violations. How can it be legal to put a bond of $250,000 on traffic violations and the judge’s not see that the bond doesn’t fit the crime. That is why people have turned into criminals because instead of helping and trying to better the people they just put them in a deeper hole. The laws were made to protect white people and the government. I have no trust in the law and the government. It’s all corruption. You heaven more Latinos and blacks incarcerated with ridiculous bonds for petty crimes while you have the white men who have committed a worst offense and are with low bonds or signature bonds. The Latino s are treated with hatred but are the ones that are picking up the economy in these hard times. While others are with a sign saying they are homeless. The laws and government have ruined these generations to come. Best of luck what comes next. Immigrants are doing the jobs that the Americans cried that immigrants stole their jobs. Why are less Americans working and claiming homeless then immigrants????

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