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) is the code department of the Illinois state government that operates the adult state prison system. 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.
|Name||Highest security||Operational capacity|
|Menard Correctional Center||1 - Maximum||3204|
|Pontiac Correctional Center||1 - Maximum||1492|
|Stateville Correctional Center||1 - Maximum||1648|
|Dixon Correctional Center||Medium||2529|
|Hill Correctional Center||2 - Secure Medium||1867|
|Lawrence Correctional Center||2 - Secure Medium||2320|
|Pinckneyville Correctional Center||2 - Secure Medium||2274|
|Western Illinois Correctional Center||2 - Secure Medium||1871|
|Big Muddy River Correctional Center||3 - High Medium||1598|
|Danville Correctional Center||3 - High Medium||1864|
|Illinois River Correctional Center||3 - High Medium||2094|
|Menard Medium Security Unit||3 - High Medium||441|
|Pontiac Medium Security Unit||3 - High Medium||488|
|Shawnee Correctional Center||3 - High Medium||2147|
|Centralia Correctional Center||4 - Medium||1528|
|Decatur Correctional Center||4 - Medium||790|
|Graham Correctional Center||4 - Medium||2012|
|Lincoln Correctional Center||4 - Medium||1019|
|Logan Correctional Center||4 - Medium||2019|
|Sheridan Correctional Center||4 - Medium||2104|
|Jacksonville Correctional Center||5 - High Minimum||1012|
|Robinson Correctional Center||5 - High Minimum||1223|
|Taylorville Correctional Center||5 - High Minimum||1221|
|East Moline Correctional Center||6 - Minimum||1228|
|Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center||6 - Minimum||621|
|Vandalia Correctional Center||6 - Minimum||1700|
|Vienna Correctional Center||6 - Minimum||1616|
|Clayton Work Camp||7 - Low Minimum||143|
|Dixon Springs Impact Incarceration Program||7 - Low Minimum||152|
|DuQuoin Impact Incarceration Program||7 - Low Minimum||172|
|East Moline Work Camps 1 and 2||7 - Low Minimum||184|
|Greene County Work Camp||7 - Low Minimum||158|
|Pittsfield Work Camp||7 - Low Minimum||267|
|Southwestern Illinois Work Camp||7 - Low Minimum||100|
|Stateville Minimum Security Unit||7 - Low Minimum||185|
|Crossroads Adult Transition Center||8 - Transitional||364|
|Fox Valley Adult Transition Center||8 - Transitional||130|
|North Lawndale Adult Transition Center||8 - Transitional||200|
|Peoria Adult Transition Center||8 - Transitional||248|
Crossroads and North Lawndale Adult Transition Centers are operated by the Safer Foundation.
- Alton Military Prison: open 1833 through 1857, replaced by Joliet; operated as a military prison during the Civil War
- Decatur Adult Transition Center; closed 2012
- Dwight Correctional Center: closed in 2013; maximum security
- Hardin County Work Camp; closed 2015; low minimum
- Jesse 'Ma' Houston Adult Transition Center: Closed 2011; transitional facility
- Joliet Prison: closed in 2002; 2.5 miles south of Stateville Correctional Center
- Kankakee Minimum-Security Unit; low minimum, closed 2010
- Southern Illinois Adult Transition Center; closed 2012
- Tamms Correctional Center: closed in 2013; maximum security
- Tamms Minimum Security Unit: Low Minimum
- Thomson Correctional Center, an ADX facility built in 2001 near Thomson, Illinois, was sold by the state to the federal government in 2012, and renamed the Administrative United States Penitentiary (AUSP) Thomson.
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
- Uphoff, Judy Lee (2012). "The Governor and the Executive Branch". In Lind, Nancy S.; Rankin, Erik. Governing Illinois: Your Connection to State and Local Government (PDF) (4th ed.). Center Publications, Center for State Policy and Leadership, University of Illinois at Springfield. pp. 78–79. ISBN 978-0-938943-28-0.
- 20 ILCS 5/5-15
- "IDOC Overview". Springfield, Illinois: Illinois Department of Corrections. Retrieved 2009-12-08.
- "Contacting IDOC." Illinois Department of Corrections. Retrieved on December 7, 2009.
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- "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.