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To help people support U.S. prisoners in their daily struggles our website provides mailing addresses for prisoner mail, mail rules by state and facility, histories of censorship problems at each facility, information on which prisons have Control Units, prison population data and prisoner-led campaigns to improve conditions on the inside. (click state in list below)

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Illinois Prisons

Illinois Prison Population: 67,233

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Illinois Prison Mail Rules:
  • Adiminstrative Code Title 20 Section 525 - Rights and Privileges SECTION 525.230 PROCEDURE FOR REVIEW OF PUBLICATIONS
  • What items can I mail to an inmate? Inmates are provided food, clothing and healthcare. To ensure safety and security in the prison system, inmates are able to purchase approved items in the commissary. Inmates can receive correspondence, legal mail and publications, which are reviewed to determine whether they are obscene or constitute a danger to safety and security. The institutional Publication Review Committee reviews all publications that are not on the approved list, and will disapprove materials that do not meet criteria. Inmates can receive publications, including books, periodicals, magazines, newspapers and catalogs in accordance with department regulations. Inmates can receive publications from a vendor, friend or family. There is no limit through the mail. Publications brought to the facility shall be limited to 5 per visit. Guidelines need to be followed for envelopes and packages. Envelopes that are padded with clear bubble wrap will be accepted. Envelopes that have this type of padding can be easily scanned. Envelopes padded with gray diamond dust and corrugated cardboard boxes mailed from family and friends will not be accepted and will be returned to the sender without being opened.
  • Title 20 Part 525 Rights and Privileges
  • more info on mail rules

Illinois Prison News

Illinois Facility Listing

Facility Mailing Addresses Facility Rules Records of Censorship Prisoner Reports Control Units
Big Muddy River Correctional Center
  • P.O. Box 900 Ina, IL 62846-0900
  • 251 N. Illinois Highway 37 Ina, IL 62846-2419
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Centralia Correctional Center
  • P.O. Box 7711 Centralia, IL 62801-9171
  • 9330 Shatuc Rd Centralia, IL 62801-5830
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Cook County DOC P.O. Box 089002 Chicago, IL 60608-9002
Danville Correctional Center 3820 East Main Street Danville, IL 61834-5796isolation stats
Decatur Correctional Center 2310 E Mound Rd Decatur, IL 62526-9640isolation stats
Detention Center 315 23RD Ave Ottawa, IL 61350-2739
Dixon Correctional Center 2600 N Brinton Ave Dixon, IL 61021-9524read reportsisolation stats
Dwight Correctional Center (Dwight CC) 23813 E 3200 North Rd Dwight, IL 60420-8144isolation stats
East Moline Correctional Center 100 Hillcrest Road East Moline, IL 61244-1159
Graham Correctional Center (Graham CC)
  • 12078 Illinois Route 185 Hillsboro, IL 62049-3620
  • P.O. Box 499 Hillsboro, IL 62049-0499
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Henry County Jail 311 W Center St Cambridge, IL 61238-1240
Hill Correctional Center
  • PO Box 1700 Galesburg, IL 61402-1700
  • 600 So. Linwood Galesburg, IL 61401-9059
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Illinois River Correctional Center
  • P.O. Box 1900 Canton, IL 61520-1900
  • PO Box 999 Canton, IL 61520-0999
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Jacksonville Correctional Center 2268 E. Morton Ave. Jacksonville, IL 62650-6563
Jerome Combs Detention Center 3050 S Justice Way Kankakee, IL 60901-8449
Joliet Treatment Center 2848 McDonough St Joliet, IL 60436-1050
Lake County Jail PO Box 38 Waukegan, IL 60079-0038
Lawrence Correctional Center
  • RR2 Box 31 Sumner, IL 62466-9507
  • 10930 Lawrence Rd Sumner, IL 62466-4915
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Lincoln Correctional Center PO Box 549 Lincoln, IL 62656-8014
Logan Correctional Center
  • PO Box 1000 Lincoln, IL 62656-8100
  • 1096 1350th Street Lincoln, IL 62656-5094
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Menard Correctional Center (Menard CC)
  • PO Box 1000 Menard, IL 62259-0100
  • P.O. Box 711 Menard, IL 62259-0711
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Metropolitan Correctional Center 71 W Van Buren St Chicago, IL 60605-1004
Pinckneyville Correctional Center
  • PO Box 999 Pinckneyville, IL 62274-0099
  • 5835 State Route 154 Pinckneyville, IL 62274-3418
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Pittsfield PO Box 518 Pittsfield, IL 62363-0518
Pontiac Correctional Center PO Box 99 PONTIAC, IL 61764-0099click for rulesread reportsisolation stats
Robinson Correctional Center 13423 E 1150th Ave Robinson, IL 62454-4354isolation stats
Rock Island County Jail 1317 3rd Ave Rock Island, IL 61201-8507
Rushville Treatment and Detention Facility 17019 County Farm Rd Rushville, IL 62681-4042
Shawnee Correctional Center 6665 State Rte. 146 East Vienna, IL 62995-3122isolation stats
Sheridan Correctional Center 4017 East 2603 Rd Sheridan, IL 60551-9201
Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center P.O. Box 129 East St. Louis, IL 62202-0129
Stateville Correctional Center PO Box 112 Joliet, IL 60434-0112read reportsisolation stats
Tamms Supermax
  • P.O. Box 2000 Tamms, IL 62988-2000
  • PO Box 400 Tamms, IL 62988-0400
  • 8500 E Supermax Rd Tamms, IL 62988-3087
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Taylorville Correctional Center PO Box 1000 Taylorville, IL 62568-0001
Vandalia (Vandalia) PO Box 500 Vandalia, IL 62471-0500
Vienna Correctional Center (Vienna CC) PO Box 100 Vienna, IL 62995-0100
Western IL Correctional Center 2500 Route 99 South Mt Sterling, IL 62353-1462read reports
Will County Adult Detention Facility 95 S CHICAGO ST Joilet, IL 60436-1745read reportsisolation stats