There are two types of federal prison facilities in Illinois. First, there is one residential reentry office, and then there are five federal prisons in Illinois. Each type of facility serves a different purpose, and each has a different level of custody/security.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons oversees all facilities and maintains all Illinois federal prison inmate records. They have a great website with an inmate locator on it. Anyone wanting to run an Illinois federal prison inmate search could do so by using it or contact the FOB directly. Their website also includes a detailed page for each facility, and directions to visit, information on sending money and gifts, and contact information.
There is one residential reentry management field office in Illinois called Chicago RRM. Its function is to work as a liaison between the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the courts, U.S. Marshall’s Service and other state and local law enforcement agencies. This office supports the FOB and all inmates. This one office covers the following judicial districts:
The residential reentry management field office supports 10,646 inmates. This office is located in Downers Grove, Illinois.
There are five federal prisons in Illinois. Each holds a different demographic and has various levels of security. The list of federal prisons in Illinois includes:
A number of Al-Qaeda operatives and supporters found guilty of murder, conspiracy and hijacking were imprisoned in federal prison in Illinois. The list includes:
All but one of these inmates are serving life sentences.