Westside ATC – Illinois

Do you know someone in Westside ATC?  Westside ATC is a state correctional facility in the Illinois state prison system, which is part of the Illinois Deparment of Corrections.  This site tells you information about everything a person needs to know about Westside ATC such as the following:  How to locate an inmate.  How to visit Westside ATC inmates.  The prisons’s phone number and address.  How to send mail and money to an inmate at Westside ATC.  And lots more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Westside ATC
Year Opened: 1993
Type: Male
State: Illinois
County: Cook County,
DOC: Illinois Deparment of Corrections
Security Level: Transitional Security

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Contact Information

In this section you have the street address and mailing address for Westside ATC. Use the mailing address if you are sending a letter or package to a prisoner there, and be sure to use the street address if you need to know the actual location of Westside ATC.

Mailing Address

Make sure to also read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading on this page if you are going to mail a letter or package to a prisoner to make sure that you correctly address the letter or package, and use the correct procedure for sending a letter or package. If you don’t follow the correct directions, it might get sent back.

Westside ATC
121 North Campbell 
Chicago IL, 60612

Street Address / Prison Location


Westside ATC
121 North Campbell 
Chicago IL, 60612

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (312) 633-3838

Map and Directions

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Use this address if you are visiting an inmate. Be sure to read over the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule sections below if you are going to visit a prisoner.

Westside ATC
121 North Campbell 
Chicago IL, 60612


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Phone Number

Prisoners don’t have phones, so you can’t call your inmate, but, there are some times when it is helpful to know the telephone number to Westside ATC.
(312) 633-3838

Westside ATC inmates can sometimes call out using various methods:

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

Fax Number

Prisoners don’t have fax machines, so you won’t be able to fax a letter to your inmate, but there are some times when it may be helpful to know the fax machine number to the facility.

Email Address

This is the main email address for Westside ATC. You can’t email prisoners at this email. If you are going to send an email to an inmate, go to the Inmate Email heading on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 185
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To send a letter via email to a prisoner at Westside ATC you must use a specific process to ensure that the email message gets to the inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners can’t access the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are important procedures that you must follow when mailing a letter or package to a state prison inmate. If you don’t then the letters and packages might not make it there.

Before you proceed, read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Correctional facility guards open and inspect all incoming general mail and packages. Received general mail and packages may be read as frequently as deemed necessary to maintain safety and security or watch a particular problem regarding a certain inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Shown here is the correct format for how you should address a package or letter to a state prison inmate at Westside ATC:

Westside ATC
121 North Campbell 
Chicago IL, 60612

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Inmate Money

Each state correctional institution has a Commissary which was created to provide prisoners a bank-like account for inmate money and for buying things not issued regularly by the Bureau of Prisons.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone can deposit money to prisoner’s accounts with Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can to send prisoners money in postal mail and must send the money to the following address and do so in accordance with the directions given below:

The deposit has to be in a money order made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You are advised to use a U.S. Postal Service money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be kept for a 15-day hold, in which the inmate will not have access to the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will return funds that do not have correct inmate information but only if the envelope has a return address. Checks and cash can’t be deposited so do not send cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

Inmates are from time to time transported to different correctional facilities throughout Illinois, so you might need to find the current location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click the link here to look up 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 Westside ATC, you must know the following information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Westside ATC Inmate Visitation Guide

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each correctional facility in Illinois has its own policies for prisoner visitation and these policies get changed regularly. The information below might be changed by the time you are reading this, so make sure to also read Westside ATC’s official website to read the latest visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard will ensure all visitors sign the prisoner visitors log upon entering the visitation area and also when they leave.

Identification Required

Positive picture id of visitors will be required. The best forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; however, a state issued picture id is acceptable.

For everything shown below, read the official prison facility site because this info is updated 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

Info about Westside ATC records will be posted ASAP.

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 Westside ATC death row coming soon.

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


Info 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.

Inmate Programs

Westside ATC Programs

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Prison Life

Section about what life is like at Westside ATC coming.

  • 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.


Westside ATC news coming soon.


A photo section coming.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Westside ATC
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Westside ATC.

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

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Trying to find a job at a correctional facility? Have experience? Have you worked at a prison facility in the past?

If so, check out: Westside ATC Jobs

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The official website: Westside 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:

  • The right to protection from the accused.
  • The right to notification.
  • The right to attend proceedings.
  • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • The right to restitution.
  • The right to a speedy trial.
  • 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

Info about resources for family members of inmates at Westside ATC coming.


A Westside ATC history section will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Famous Westside 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

Westside ATC Links

The official website: Westside ATC Website
Westside ATC Jobs

Programs for Inmates at Westside ATC
Prison Visitation Policy

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 Westside ATC

Have you ever been a prisoner at Westside ATC? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone there?

If so, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write about your experience because others can learn what to expect.

Things you could include in what you write:

  • Prison conditions
  • Facility and layout
  • Staff and guards
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Prison gangs
  • Programs and activities

If you are a prisoner here, leave your mailing address if you want people to be able to mail you.

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