Pontiac Medium-Security Unit, IL Inmate Search and Prison Information

Updated on: May 12, 2020
Pontiac Medium-Security Unit

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In Pontiac, Illinois, you will find the Pontiac Medium-Security Unit. The Pontiac Medium-Security Unit is a state facility that is designed to house over 481 adult male offenders.

The Pontiac Medium-Security Unit is a medium and a closed custody state facility. However, the Pontiac Medium-Security Unit also houses some minimum-security inmates as they are waiting to be transferred to their permanent minimum-security facility.

The closed custody inmates in the Pontiac Medium-Security Unit will be housed in the special management unit, which comes equipped with single cells.

While on the other hand the protective custody along with the reception (incoming) inmates will be held in the closed custody unit, which also has single cells as well.

The Pontiac Medium-Security Unit also has a Medium Unit, which will be home to both minimum and medium-security inmates that come equipped with two-person cells.

While inmates are in the Pontiac Medium-Security Unit, they can involve themselves in educational courses that will earn their GED from.

The Pontiac Medium-Security Unit also offers its inmates a variety of vocational programs such as the following:

  • Music

  • Horticulture

  • Woodworking

  • Upholstery

Pontiac Medium-Security Unit - General Information

  • Facility Name

    Pontiac Medium-Security Unit

  • Facility Type

    State Prison

  • Address

    700 West Lincoln Street PO Box 99, Pontiac, IL, 61764

  • Phone

    815-842-2816

  • Capacity

    481

  • City

    Pontiac

  • Postal Code

    61764

  • State

    Illinois

  • Country

    Livingston County

  • Official Website

    Website

  • Facility Name

    Pontiac Medium-Security Unit

  • Facility Type

    State Prison

  • Address

    700 West Lincoln Street PO Box 99, Pontiac, IL, 61764

  • Phone

    815-842-2816

  • Capacity

    481

  • Country

    Livingston County

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Locating an inmate in the Pontiac Medium-Security Unit is easier than ever now. You can easily find the inmate roster on the Illinois Department of Corrections website.

You can search for an inmate using the following identifying pieces of information:

  • DOC Number

  • Inmate’s Name

  • Gender

  • Age

  • Weight

  • Height

  • Eye Color

  • Hair Color

  • Race

  • Current Status

  • Scars, Marks, & Tattoos

  • Offense Type

  • Location

Send a Mail/Package

If you would like to stay in contact with an inmate, a great way to do that is by sending them letters.

The inmates in the Pontiac Medium-Security Unit can receive your letters. These letters are a great morale booster for inmates.

However, if you are looking to send an inmate a letter, you will need to keep in mind that a prison staff member will be looking at your letter prior to giving it to the inmate. Also, sometimes mail can take a bit before it reaches the inmate as well.

When sending an inmate, a letter you will need to have your return address on the envelope and make it out to the following address as well:

Inmate Name, ID Number

Pontiac Medium-Security Unit

700 West Lincoln Street
PO Box 99, Pontiac, IL, 61764

Sending Money

The Pontiac Medium-Security Unit gives you just one way to send money to an inmate.

You can find that way directly on the Illinois Department of Corrections' official website.

You will be able to make more than one deposit per calendar week now. You will have a limit of $100 per their commissary account and $100 per their telephone account. Funds will be transferred into the inmates account within 3 business days.

When using this service, you will need to know the inmate’s Illinois DOC number along with their date of birth.

Phone Calls

Inmates will have access to the use of a telephone, in which they can call home if they choose to.

All calls coming from the Pontiac Medium-Security Unit has the right to be monitored and recorded. General Population inmates will have a maximum of 30 minutes a day to use the telephone.

Inmates will be responsible for paying all charges that are associated with using the telephone.

Visitation Rules

For you to visit an inmate in the Pontiac Medium-Security Unit, you will need to fill out the following application. You will then need to wait for the application to be approved.

The Pontiac Medium-Security Unit will accept walk-in visits between the days of Thursdays to Sundays between the hours of 8:30 am to 10:30 am and 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.

However, if an inmate you are looking to visit is housed either the medium custody unit or the closed custody unit, you will be permitted to visit them between the days of Thursdays to Sundays between the hours of 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

If you or the inmate requires a no-contact visit, you must schedule them prior. You can contact the Pontiac Medium-Security Unit from Monday to Wednesday using the following number 815-842-2816.

VISITATION HOURS

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
    9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Sunday
    9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Directions

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