Logan Correctional Center

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Logan Correctional Center is an Illinois Department of Corrections prison for female offenders in Broadwell Township, Logan County, Illinois, near Lincoln and 30 miles (48 km) north of Springfield. The 150-acre (61 ha) prison opened in January 1978. A 57-acre (23 ha) plot of fenced land houses general population prisoners.[1] It lies just north of the Lincoln Correctional Center, a facility for male offenders.

Until mid-2000 Illinois had coed prisons, housing both male and female inmates in the same prison.[2] The reason for making Logan Correctional Center an coed prison in 1987 was a fast-growing prison population.[3] When it ended in 2000 it was declared an administrative burden, at the time Logan was supposed to become an all-male prison.[2]

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  1. ^ "Logan Correctional Center." Illinois Department of Corrections. Retrieved on October 12, 2010. "1096 1350th Street P.O. Box 1000 Lincoln, Il 62656"
  2. ^ a b "All-male Prison Changing To Women's Facility." Chicago Tribune. August 25, 2000.
  3. ^ Johnson, Dirk, "WOMEN BLEND IN WITH MEN AT ILLINOIS PRISON." The New York Times. June 1, 1987.

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Coordinates: 40°07′05″N 89°23′21″W / 40.11806°N 89.38917°W / 40.11806; -89.38917