MCC Chicago Metropolitan Correctional Center

MCC Chicago

71 W Van Buren St
Chicago, IL 60605

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MCC Chicago Information

MCC Chicago also known as Chicago Metropolitan Correctional Center is a federal jail located at 71 W Van Buren St, Chicago, IL 60605. MCC Chicago is operated by the North Central Region of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), a division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Chicago MCC houses 600 male & female federal inmates, pretrial detainees and probation violators and those charged with Federal Crimes in the U.S. District Court For the Northern District of Illinois, who are going the trial process or awaiting sentencing, or been denied bail by a Federal Judge and deemed a flight risk or threat to the community.


MCC Chicago Inmate Phone Calls

Housing units normally have 4 telephones for inmate use. Inmates are allowed a maximum of 300 minutes per month January thru October, and 400 minutes in November and December. Calls are limited to 15 minutes per call. The regular cost of an inmate calls is 21 cents per minute with a 15 call costing $3.15.

Service plans offering 11¢ per minute / 15 minute U.S. calls from MCC Chicago at $1.65 may be ordered from Pacific Telephone at 866-966-8666. International calls to Mexico, Asia, Europe and Middle East can be obtained for as low as 20¢ per min. For rate info & ordering information go to:


Send Money To MCC Chicago Inmate

Inmates can receive funds at a BOP-managed facility, which are deposited into their commissary accounts. You can send an inmate funds electronically using Western Union’s Quick Collect Program. Funds are received and processed seven days per week, including holidays. Funds sent between 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. EST are posted within 2-4 hours.

Western Union InmateSending MCC Chicago Inmates Western Union Funds

You’ll need to provide Western Union Money the following info to complete your transfer:

Account Number: Inmate’s eight-digit register number with no spaces or dashes, followed immediately by the inmate’s last name (example: 12345678DOE)
Attention Line: Inmate’s full committed name
Code City is always: FBOP, DC

Federal Bureau of Prisons
Insert Valid Committed Inmate Name
Insert Inmate Eight-Digit Register Number
Post Office Box 474701
Des Moines, Iowa 50947-0001

MCC Chicago Inmate Mail, Magazines and Packages

MCC Chicago inmates are not allowed to receive packages without prior written approval from the institution. Inmates may receive magazines, hard and paperback books directly from the publisher. To order Discount magazine subscriptions for inmates click here or on the banner below! Inmates may receive packages from home containing release clothing and authorized medical devices. A written authorization form must be included in the parcel.

To send mail to an inmate at MCC Chicago, you must use the following format in addressing your correspondence:

MCC Chicago
Metropolitan Correctional Center
71 West Van Buren St
Chicago, IL 60605

Federal Public Defender
Northern District of Illinois

The Public Defender provides criminal defense services to defendant’s being charged with a crime violating U.S. Law by the U.S. Attorney’s Office and unable to afford a private lawyer of their own. The Federal Public Defender Program for the Northern District of Illinois can be reached at:

Chicago Office
55 E Monroe St # 2800
Chicago, IL 60603

Rockford Office
Federal Defender Program
401 West State Street – Suite 800
Rockford, IL 61101

U.S. District Court
Northern District of Illinois

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois has 2 Federal Courthouses, one in Chicago and, one in Rockford, that hold criminal and civil judicial proceeding for federal cases that originated in the following Illinois counties:

Cook, Du Page, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, La Salle, Will, Boone, Carroll, De Kalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, and Winnebago.

The Courthouses are open Monday thru Friday from 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM and closed on weekends and federal holidays.

Everett McKinley Dirksen United States Courthouse, Chicago Federal Courthouse

Chicago Office
Everett McKinley Dirksen
United States Courthouse
219 South Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60604

Stanley J. Roszkowski United States Courthouse, Rockford Federal Courthouse

Rockford Office
Stanley J. Roszkowski
United States Courthouse
327 South Church Street
Rockford, IL 61101

MCC Chicago Inmate Visiting

Inmate’s visits are held normally by assigned housing unit floors. Please click review the information below for specific visiting days and hours. It is suggested that visitors contact MCC Chicago by telephone at 312-322-0567 prior to visiting to verify it is your inmate’s assigned visiting day.

Social: Authorized social visitors are those persons described in governing policy. Legal guardians are considered the same as parents. Visiting hours are Monday through Friday from 12:00 p.m.-3:00p.m., and 5:00p.m.- 8:00p.m.;Saturday, Sunday, and holidays from 8:00a.m. – 11:00 a.m., and 12:00 p.m. -3:00p.m. If a holiday falls on a weekday, the unit normally scheduled to visit during the evening hours will visit during the a.m. session (Holiday hours- 8:00 a.m. – 11 :00 a.m.).

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