Illinois

The table below displays aggregate COVID-19 data for incarcerated people and staff in carceral facilities located in Illinois. The State DOC Data Grade represents our assessment of the transparency and quality of those data reported by Illinois's state department of corrections.

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State DOC Data GradeView scorecard
Cumulative CasesActive CasesCumulative DeathsTests
Incarcerated PeopleCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10k
State Adult Prisons28,4617,643701989241,364,049366,463
Federal Prisons3,2045,5940023----
ICE Detention Centers1877,3910000----
State and Local Youth Facilities842,127------------
StaffCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10k
State Adult Prisons12,7839,998735711----
Federal Prisons----10--1------
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Facilities by

FacilityIncarcerated PeopleStaff

Cook County Jail

County Jails

4010

Shawnee Correctional Center

State Adult Prisons

2111

Jacksonville Correctional Center

State Adult Prisons

114

Stateville Northern Reception And Classification Center

State Adult Prisons

73

East Moline Correctional Center

State Adult Prisons

60
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Map of Illinois with spikes representing the active metric for each facility.

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40

Spikes represent the active cases in a facility for incarcerated people

Data Reporting & Quality Scorecard

Data Reporting & Quality GradeF

This scorecard assesses data reporting and quality for the state department of corrections in Illinois. Read more about our scoring methodology and to see how this jurisdiction compares to other state and federal systems.

Scores assessed as of September 28, 2022.

Data reporting for incarcerated people
  • Cumulative Cases

    By facility

  • Cumulative Deaths

    None

  • Active Cases

    By facility

  • Tests Administered

    By facility

  • Population

    None

  • Vaccinations

    None

  • Boosters

    None

Data reporting for staff
  • Cumulative Cases

    By facility

  • Cumulative Deaths

    None

  • Active Cases

    By facility

  • Tests Administered

    By facility

  • Population

    None

  • Vaccinations

    None

  • Boosters

    None

Data quality
  • Machine Readable

    No

  • Regularly Updated

    No

  • Clearly Defined

    No

  • Contextualized Historically

    No

Prison and Jail Releases Related to COVID

We collect data on jurisdictions across the U.S. that have released people from adult prison and jail custody in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click a row to view full details.

FacilityPeople releasedRelease details

Multiple facilities

Cook

860Inability to pay bail

Decatur Correction Center

Illinois

6Other

Statewide prisons

Illinois

644Minor offenses, Vulnerable populations, Other

Statewide prisons

Illinois

4,000Minor offenses, Vulnerable populations
Map of Illinois with spikes representing the active metric for each facility.
County with a release

Grassroots and Community Organizing Efforts Related to COVID

Our team collects data on grassroots and community organizing efforts by incarcerated people, their families, community-based organizations, nonprofits, and advocates aimed at influencing government agencies to protect the lives of people incarcerated in prisons, jails, and detention centers against the threats posed by COVID-19. Click a row to view full details.

Target facilityCountyDate of actionOrganizationType of effortInternal/ externalEffort concernsSource
Cook6/20/2020The Revolution Club in Chicago and Refusefacism ChicagoMarch/Protest–ExternalInternalAccelerated releases
Statewide3/21/2020Restore JusticeInformation Gathering/Preserving Testimony/ArchivingInternalAccelerated releases
Statewide4/13/2020 - 4/17/2020Decarcerate IllinoisCar Rally, Phone Zap, Letter/PetitionInternalAccelerated releases, Sanitation improvements
Cook3/11/2020Chicago 400Online ActionInternalAccelerated releases
Attica Prison?Cook9/1/2020-9/15/2020American Friends Service CommitteeCultural OrganizingInternalAccelerated releases