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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
Type
County
Thomson Correctional Center State Prison Carroll County
Vienna Correctional Center State Prison Johnson County
Danville Correctional Center State Prison Vermilion County
Vandalia Correctional Center State Prison Fayette County
Vandalia Work Camp State Prison Fayette County
Pontiac Medium-Security Unit State Prison Livingston County
Lincoln Correctional Center State Prison Logan County
Pontiac Correctional Center State Prison Livingston County
Dixon Special Treatment Center State Prison Lee County
Dixon Correctional Center State Prison Lee County
Dixon Springs Impact Incarceration Program State Prison Pope County
Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center State Prison St. Clair County
Southwestern Illinois Work Camp State Prison St. Clair County
Jacksonville Correctional Center State Prison Morgan County
Greene County Impact Incarceration Program State Prison Greene County
Greene County Work Camp State Prison Greene County
Menard Medium-Security Unit State Prison Randolph County
Menard Correctional Center State Prison Randolph County
Menard Reception & Classification Center State Prison Randolph County
Hill Correctional Center State Prison Knox County
West Side Adult Transition Center – CLOSED State Prison Cook County
Illinois Youth Center – Kewanee State Prison Henry County
Illinois Youth Center – Warrenville State Prison DuPage County
Illinois River Correctional Center State Prison Fulton County
Illinois Youth Center – Chicago State Prison Cook County
Illinois Youth Center – Harrisburg State Prison Saline County
Illinois Youth Center – Pere Marquette State Prison Jersey County
Illinois State Prison Joliet – Youth Center State Prison Will County
East Moline Work Camp State Prison Rock Island County
East Moline Correctional Center State Prison Rock Island County