Illinois Department of Corrections
|Department of Corrections|
|Illinois Department of Corrections shoulder patch|
|Legal personality||Governmental: Government agency|
|Operations jurisdiction*||U.S. state of Illinois, United States|
|* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.|
The Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) operates the adult state prison system in Illinois. The IDOC is led by a director appointed by the Governor of Illinois, and its headquarters are in Springfield.
The IDOC was established in 1970, combining the state's prisons, juvenile centers, and parole services. The juvenile corrections system was split off into the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice on July 1, 2006.
Crossroads and North Lawndale Adult Transition Centers are operated by the Safer Foundation. As of December 2009[update], Thomson Correctional Center was in the process of being sold to the United States government.
- Illinois State Prison: opened 1833 and closed 1857, replaced by Joliet; operated as a military prison during the Civil War
- Joliet Prison: closed in 2002; 2.5 miles south of Stateville Correctional Center
- Dwight Correctional Center: closed in 2013; maximum security
- Dwight Reception and Classification Center
- Tamms Correctional Center: closed in 2013; maximum security
- Tamms Minimum Security Unit: Low Minimum
Pontiac Correctional Center housed the male death row, while Dwight Correctional Center housed the female death row. Prior to the January 11, 2003 commutation of death row sentences, male death row inmates were housed in Pontiac, Menard, and Tamms correctional centers. The execution chamber was at Tamms Correctional Center.
- List of law enforcement agencies in Illinois
- List of United States state correction agencies
- List of U.S. state prisons
- "IDOC Overview". Springfield, Illinois: Illinois Department of Corrections. Retrieved 2009-12-08.
- "Contacting IDOC." Illinois Department of Corrections. Retrieved on December 7, 2009.
- Smith, Matt."Illinois abolishes death penalty." CNN. March 9, 2011.
- McKinney, Dave."." CHICAGO SUN TIMES. March 17, 1999.
- "DOC Report Online." Illinois Department of Corrections. Retrieved on September 1, 2010.
- "Tamms Closed Maximum Security Unit: Ten-Point Plan Brief." Illinois Department of Corrections. 3 (9/51). September 3, 2009. Retrieved on September 1, 2010.
- Illinois Department of Corrections — official site