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Updated on: June 16, 2020

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About Illinois Department of Corrections

In 1970, the Illinois Department of Corrections was officially established. During this establishment, for the first time all state prisons, juvenile and adult parole services, and juvenile centers were all managed by one agency.

It was not until 1974, when the Illinois Department of Corrections established their training academy, which was put in place for ALL parole and correctional officers that were employed by the agency.

The Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice was officially established on July 1, 2006, which then officially separated juvenile and adult correctional systems.

Back in 1970, when the Illinois Department of Corrections was officially established the agency only had 7 adult facilities that they were responsible for. Since then, many laws in Illinois has become much stricter, which in return has resulted in longer sentences with more inmates coming into the agencies hands.

As of today, the Illinois Department of Corrections oversees 25 correctional facilities alongside adult transition centers, work camps, and even boot camps.

Basic Information

Illinois Prisons and Jails

Correctional Facility Name
Edwardsville City Jail City Jail Madison County
East Peoria City Jail City Jail Tazewell County
Downers Grove City Jail City Jail DuPage County
DeKalb City Jail City Jail DeKalb County
Colfax City Jail City Jail McLean County
Stateville Minimum Security Unit State Prison Will County
Taylorville Correctional Center State Prison Christian County
llinois Youth Center – St. Charles State Prison Kane County
Lawrence Correctional Center State Prison Lawrence County
Logan Female Correctional Center State Prison Logan County
Pinckneyville Correctional Center State Prison Perry County
Pittsfield Work Camp State Prison Pike County
Robinson Correctional Center State Prison Crawford County
Shawnee Correctional Center State Prison Johnson County
Stateville Correctional Center State Prison Will County
Crossroads Adult Transition Center State Prison Cook County
Decatur Adult Transition Center – CLOSED State Prison Macon County
Decatur Correctional Center State Prison Macon County
Du Quoin Impact Incarceration Program State Prison Perry County
Dwight Correctional Center – CLOSED State Prison Grundy County
Fox Valley Women Transition Center State Prison Kane County
Hardin County Work Camp State Prison Hardin County
Big Muddy River Correctional Center State Prison Jefferson County
Graham Correctional Center State Prison Montgomery County
Peoria Adult Transition Center State Prison Peoria County
Sheridan Correctional Center State Prison LaSalle County
Western Illinois Correctional Center State Prison Brown County
Graham Reception & Classification Center State Prison Montgomery County
Centralia Correctional Center State Prison Clinton County
Clayton Work Camp State Prison Adams County