Graham Correctional Center

Coordinates: 39°07′40″N 89°28′24″W / 39.12778°N 89.47333°W / 39.12778; -89.47333
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Graham Correctional Center
Location12078 Route 185
Hillsboro, Illinois
Security classmedium
Managed byIllinois Department of Corrections

Graham Correctional Center is a Level 4 medium-security adult male state prison in Hillsboro, Illinois. The prison opened in 1980 with a capacity of 750 inmates.[1] The current capacity of the prison is 974, though the average daily population is 1,906. The prison's warden is Glen Austin. Graham Correctional Center consists of 50 buildings located on 117 acres (0.47 km2; 0.183 sq mi). It houses a residential sex offender program and substance abuse treatment as well as vocational and academic classes for prisoners. The facility also houses an Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) Reception and Classification Center.

The prison is mentioned in the 2017 John Scalzi science fiction novel The Dispatcher.


  1. ^ Beaven, Stephen (3 March 1995). ""Part of a System" Staff Campaign Focuses on Graham Overcrowding". The State Journal-Register.

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