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Illinois  State Prisons
Inmate Phone Calls

Illinois Department of Corrections:
Telephone Calls

Phone Provider for Illinois State Prisons

Securus Technologies
An AdvanceConnect™ account with Securus is a friend & family-owned prepaid calling account that allows you to receive collect calls from inmates/offenders and have the charges deducted automatically from your prepaid account. A Securus prepaid AdvanceConnect account puts you in control of your spending and ensures you can receive calls from correctional facilities. 

Friends and family should visit to set up an AdvanceConnect account.

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Call Rates

Phone Call Rates

The cost of the calls is set by the contracted phone provider. In addition to the quoted rate of the call, applicable taxes and fees may apply. Rates subject to change.

Rates for calls from Illinois state prisons:
Local Calls:  .01 per minute
In-state calls:  .01 per minute
Out-of-state calls:  .01 per minute


General Information

Below you will find general information about the telephone policy at Illinois State Prisons

Inmate Phone Services
Inmates cannot receive telephone calls, but can make collect calls to those on their approved calling list. If you want to receive collect calls from an offender, you will need to write the offender and ask to be placed on the offender's approved calling list.

Offenders have scheduled times when they can make collect calls, which are determined by their living unit's schedule. All offender telephone calls are subject to monitoring and recording at any time by Departmental staff, unless prior special arrangements have been made to make or receive an unmonitored attorney call. All requests for unmonitored attorney calls must be processed by a member of the IDOC legal staff.

Participation or initiation of three-way calls by inmates is strictly prohibited by IDOC rules, and will result in disciplinary action.

Securus (1-800-844-6591) is the only service provider used by the Illinois Department of Corrections for inmate telephone services.

If you have questions regarding receiving collect calls from inmates, you can call Securus for information. If you wish to receive collect calls from offenders on a cell phone, you will need to call Securus to setup a prepaid account prior to accepting calls. If you have a land line phone you may set up a prepaid account or a direct billing account. For collect or prepaid collect information, please call Securus at (1-800-844-6591.)

On this system, the following number will display for Caller ID: 1-866-718-4777

Blocking inmate calls
All collect calls coming from an IDOC inmate are announced where you have the ability to accept, block or receive a rate quote. You can also contact Securus (1-800-844-6591) to block inmate calls.

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