Fox Valley ATC – Illinois

Know somebody in Fox Valley ATC?  Fox Valley ATC is a state correctional institution in the Illinois state prison system.  This page tells you all about anything a person needs to know about Fox Valley ATC,like:  How to do a prison inmate search.  Visiting an inmate at this prison  The address and phone number at Fox Valley ATC  How to send mail and money to an inmate.  And much, much more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Fox Valley ATC
Year Opened: 1972
Type: Female
State: Illinois
County: Kane County,
DOC: Illinois Deparment of Corrections
Security Level: Transitional Security

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Contact Information

Below is the mailing address and street address for Fox Valley ATC. Use the mailing address if you are going to send a letter or package to an inmate at Fox Valley ATC, and use the street address if you need to know the physical location of Fox Valley ATC.

Mailing Address

You should read over the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading on this page before you send a package or letter to an inmate to make sure that you properly address the letter or package, and do the appropriate procedure for sending a letter or package. If you don’t use the correct protocol, the package or letter could not get delivered.

Fox Valley ATC
1329 North Lake Street 
Aurora IL, 60506

Street Address / Prison Location


Fox Valley ATC
1329 North Lake Street 
Aurora IL, 60506

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (630) 897-5610
Fax Number:

Map and Directions

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Use the street address if you are going to visit a prisoner. Make sure to also read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule headings further down on this page if you are going to try to visit someone in prison at Fox Valley ATC.

Fox Valley ATC
1329 North Lake Street 
Aurora IL, 60506


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Phone Number

Inmates don’t have telephones, so you can’t call inmates, however, there are cases when it is necessary to know the phone number to the prison.
(630) 897-5610

Fox Valley ATC inmates may be able to call out with:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

Inmates don’t have fax machines, so you won’t get to fax a letter to the inmate, but there are times when it may be helpful to know the fax machine number to Fox Valley ATC.

Email Address

The email address listed below is the primary email for the prison. You won’t be able to email individuals using this email. If you want to send an email to a prisoner, go to the Inmate Email section on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 128
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

In order to send email to a prisoner you must follow an specific process to ensure that the email message is received by the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

Prison inmates are not allowed to access the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain protocols that are necessary to follow when sending postal mail to a state prison inmate. If you do not then letter or package might be returned to you.

Before you proceed, read the information below:

Mail Monitoring

Fox Valley ATC officials will open and inspect all received general mail and packages. Received general correspondence can be read as frequently as necessary to maintain security or monitor problems regarding an inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Shown here is the format for how you should address a package or letter to a state prisoner at Fox Valley ATC:

Fox Valley ATC
1329 North Lake Street 
Aurora IL, 60506

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Inmate Money

Every state correctional institution has a Commissary which was started to provide prisoners a bank account for inmate monies and for buying things not issued regularly by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people may add funds into these Commissary accounts using Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can choose to send prisoners funds through postal mail and will have to send funds to the following address and do so in accordance with the directions shows below:

The money has to be in the form of a money order made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You are advised to use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be kept for a 15-day holding period, during which the prisoner will not get the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender funds that don’t have correct prisoner information provided the envelope it was sent it has an adequate return address. Cash and checks will not be deposited to the inmate’s account so do not send cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

State prisoners are often changed to various prison facilities around the state, so you may have to find the current location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Follow the link below to find an state prison inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other Illinois state prisons: Illinois State Prisons

Illinois Deparment of Corrections Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit an inmate at Fox Valley ATC, you must be aware of this information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Fox Valley ATC Visitation Instructions

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each prison has its own policies for inmate visitation and these rules are changed regularly. The policies discussed here might be changed since this was written, so be sure to also check Fox Valley ATC’s official website to get the latest visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard will make sure each visitor signs the inmate visitors log when entering the facility and also when they leave.

Identification Required

Photo identification of visitors is required. The best forms of identification are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; however, a state issued photo ID is OK.

For everything shown below, check out the actual prison facility website because this information is changed often:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Children, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

Details about Fox Valley ATC records coming.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

More information about Fox Valley ATC death row to be added later.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Details about Illinois parole process coming soon.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Details about release procedures coming soon.

Inmate Programs

Programs for Inmates at Fox Valley ATC

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Prison Life

Section about life at Fox Valley ATC will be posted ASAP.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


A section on news at Fox Valley ATC to be added later.


A Fox Valley ATC photo section coming.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Fox Valley ATC
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Fox Valley ATC.

If you have any photos of Fox Valley ATC that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Looking for a prison job? Have any prior experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility in your previous job?

If so, click here: Fox Valley ATC Jobs

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The official website: Fox Valley ATC Website

Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
  • Victims have the right to notification.
  • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • Victims have the right to restitution.
  • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
  • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • Spouses and children of all victims.
  • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
  • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
  • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

Victim Notification

The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

Click here to tell your story

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Family Resources

Details about family resources will be posted ASAP.


A history section will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Famous Fox Valley ATC inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information About Other Illinois State Prisons: Illinois State Prisons

Fox Valley ATC Links

The official website: Fox Valley ATC Website
Fox Valley ATC Jobs

Fox Valley ATC Programs
Visitation Instructions

Illinois Deparment of Corrections Links

Illinois Deparment of Corrections Main Website
Illinois Deparment of Corrections Prison Directory
Illinois Deparment of Corrections Prison Map
Illinois Deparment of Corrections Prison Jobs
Illinois Deparment of Corrections Prison Inmate Search
Illinois Deparment of Corrections Most Wanted

Illinois Deparment of Corrections Victim Services
Illinois Deparment of Corrections Visitation Policies
Sending Money to a Illinois State Prison Inmate
JPay Services for Illinois State Prison Inmates
Sending Mail to Illinois State Prison Inmates
Sending Packages to Illinois State Prison Inmates
Illinois State Prison Inmate Phone Calls

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Fox Valley ATC

Have you ever been incarcerated in Fox Valley ATC? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

If yes, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write down what you experienced because other people can find out what to expect.

Things you could write in the review:

  • Facility conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Staff and guards
  • Prison food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gangs
  • Prisoner activities and programs

If you are currently an inmate at this prison, include your mailing address if you want people to be able to mail you.

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