East Chicago Jail Inmate Search and Prison Information

Updated on: March 19, 2020
East Chicago Jail
  • 2301 East Columbus Drive, East Chicago, IN, 46312
  • 219-391-8400

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East Chicago Jail is a medium security detention center for adult inmates that is locally operated by the East Chicago City Police Department. This facility serves the city of East Chicago and the surrounding area.

The East Chicago Jail houses inmates that have been convicted of crimes and serving a sentence that is 12 months or less as well as those who are still awaiting trial. Inmates that are sentenced for more than 12 months are transferred to a federal or state prison.

A majority of the time inmates at East Chicago Jail are required to stay in their individual cells that are divided up between two floors. There is also a large common area with tables and chairs that the inmates are allowed to use at times.

East Chicago - General Information

  • Facility Name

    East Chicago Jail

  • Facility Type

    City Jail

  • Address

    2301 East Columbus Drive, East Chicago, IN, 46312

  • Phone

    219-391-8400

  • City

    East Chicago

  • Postal Code

    46312

  • State

    Indiana

  • Country

    Lake County

  • Facility Name

    East Chicago Jail

  • Facility Type

    City Jail

  • Address

    2301 East Columbus Drive, East Chicago, IN, 46312

  • Phone

    219-391-8400

  • Country

    Lake County

  • City

    East Chicago

  • Postal Code

    46312

  • State

    Indiana

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The East Chicago Jail does not have an online inmate lookup system. If you are trying to lookup an inmate you can call the jail. The phone number for the inmate’s records is 219-391-8400. You can also call the jail at 219-391-8400 for more information about an inmate.

Send a Mail/Package

In order to keep everyone safe and secure the East Chicago Jail staff inspects all incoming and outgoing mail. Please refrain from sending any contraband in the mail.

Inmates at East Chicago Jail are allowed to receive 4"x 6 " plain white postcards in the mail that are metered, unstamped with a pencil or blue or black ink only.

Keep in mind that all mail is opened under the supervision of a jail staff member.

Sending Money

To fund an inmate’s account East Chicago Jail allows money orders to be sent to the jail via postal mail. It will take several days for the funds to be available in the inmate’s account.

Many times electronic services are accepted to fund an inmate’s account such as JPay and Western Union. The funds will be available in the inmate’s account almost immediately using an electronic service.

Inmates depend on their loved ones to fund their accounts so they can buy basic daily needs such as sneakers, clothing, snacks and so much more. These items are bought at the East Chicago Jail commissary.

Phone Calls

Inmates are permitted to call their family and friends during phone time. Inmates make collect calls to their loved ones from East Chicago Jail. Keep in mind the receiver of the collect call is responsible for the collect call fee.

Visitation Rules

Inmates are allowed to have visitors in East Chicago Jail, however, you will need to follow the visitation rules and regulations that are listed below:

  • Dress modestly

  • Present Government-issued photo ID

  • You will be required to go through a metal detector

  • You may be searched

  • No personal belongings (including cell phones) in the visitation area.

  • A family member under 18 must be accompanied by their legal guardian.

VISITATION HOURS

  • Monday
    9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

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