All You Need To Know About The Pontiac Correctional Center

Connect With an Inmate All You Need To Know About The Pontiac Correctional Center

All You Need To Know About The Pontiac Correctional Center

Inmates are encouraged to maintain communication with friends and family to increase the odds of successful reintegration upon release. If you know an inmate at Pontiac Correctional Center, we are going to discuss the different options available for maintaining communication with inmates at the facility. Including a new product from DoNotPay that will make you able to Connect With An Inmate quickly, easily, and successfully. Then check out some of the other product series that DoNotPay has to offer.

Where Is Pontiac Correctional Center Located?

Located in the city it is named for, Pontiac Correctional Center is in Pontiac, Illinois. Pontiac is the county seat of Livingston County in central Illinois. The facility was opened in 1871 and now houses adult male inmates, who are at the maximum and administrative security levels.

Address700 West Lincoln Street

Pontiac, IL 61764

Phone Number(815)842-2816

How to Connect With an Inmate at Pontiac Correctional Center

Before you can connect with the inmate, you will need to make sure the inmate is at this facility. Here are the steps for locating an Illinois inmate.

  1. You can go online to the Illinois offender search website for inmates in a state facility.
  2. You must enter the first and last name of the offender and their inmate ID number if available.
  3. If the inmate is in state custody, the website will inform you which facility and their inmate ID number if needed.
  4. You can also call the Department of Corrections on (217)558-2200.
  5. If the inmate is not in the database, you will need to check the federal offender search website.
  6. If the inmate is in a local city or county jail, you will need to locate the offender search for that city or county.


Inmates are allowed to make calls but not receive them, and all calls must be placed as prepaid or collect calls. You can set up a prepaid account through the Securus website or by calling 1(800)574-5729. Before you can receive phone calls from an inmate at Pontiac Correctional Center, you will need to write to the inmate and request that they have you added to their approved call list. All calls will be monitored and recorded.


Inmate mail is opened and inspected to prevent contraband from entering the facility. Photos can be sent by mail but must be size 4x6 and can not be Polaroid or instant. They cannot contain nudity or illegal activities. Inmates are not allowed to receive paper, stamps, stationery, food, cash, or any other items by mail. No stickers are allowed on or in the envelope.

Inmate Mail

Inmate Name, Inmate ID Number

PO Box 99 Pontiac, IL 61764


This facility is currently on lockdown and doesn't allow visitors to any inmates. When visitors are allowed, all visitors must submit a request to visit and will be approved by the facility's Intelligence Unit. After receiving approval, you must call the facility to determine when the inmate is allowed to have visitors.

Sending Money to an Inmate at Pontiac Correctional Center


If you wish to send money to an inmate in person, you can do so at any MoneyGram or Western Union location.

By Mail

Sending money by mail requires an inmate deposit slip, obtainable online. You must purchase a Money Order from the US Postal Service, which should be made payable to JPay. Be sure to include the inmate's name and ID number in the memo field.

Send to:


PO Box 260250

Hollywood, FL 33026


You can send money online via Western Union or JPay by going to their websites.

By Phone

Call JPay at 1(800)574-5729

Let DoNotPay Help You Locate and Connect With Inmates at Pontiac Correctional Center

This product works in three ways to make locating and staying connected with inmates as easy as sending an email.

  1. Locate the Connect With an Inmate service on DoNotPay.


  2. Choose whether you want to locate a loved one, create a virtual mailbox, or send a personalized letter.


  3. If you want us to find your loved one, provide his or her personal details and the state they are located in. We'll then conduct a search on the appropriate state database.


  4. If you want to create a virtual mailbox, just provide your full name! We'll set one up for you so you can easily receive incoming mail from your loved one.


  5. If sending a personalized letter, tell us which facility your loved one is located in and what you would like to say to them. You can even include a photo! Your letter will be delivered automatically - just wait 10 days for it to arrive for your loved one!


Why You Should Use DoNotPay to Connect With an Inmate at Pontiac Correctional Center

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A Product That Works Nationwide

The Connect With An Inmate product asks for the name of the inmate and the state where the inmate is incarcerated. The product will determine what facility the inmate is serving time at. No need to check multiple websites when the product does that for you. Whether the inmate is in a federal facility, a state facility, or a local city or county jail, if you have their name and the state they were sentenced in, this product will find them quickly, easily, and successfully.

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