Logan Correctional Center

Coordinates: 40°07′05″N 89°23′21″W / 40.11806°N 89.38917°W / 40.11806; -89.38917
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Logan Correctional Center
Location1096 1350th Street
Lincoln, Illinois
OpenedJanuary 1978
Managed byIllinois Department of Corrections

Logan Correctional Center is an Illinois Department of Corrections prison for female and transgender [1] 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 south 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 a 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]

Notable inmates[edit]

  • Nicole Abusharif – convicted of the 2007 murder of her domestic partner, Rebecca Klein.[4]
  • Tanishia Covington - perpetrator of the 2017 Chicago torture incident hate crime[5]
  • Catherine Suh - charged and found guilty of murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and bribery, for the 1993 murder of her boyfriend Robert O'Dubaine. Sentenced to life in prison.[6]
  • Marni K. Yang - Charged and found guilty of murdering Shaun Gayle’s girlfriend, Rhoni Reuter.[7]
  • Christine Roush - Found guilty of murdering her birth mother Ann Poehlman, sentenced to 40 years. Featured on Snapped series 28.[8]
  • Sarah Kolb - one of the murderers of Adrianne Reynolds.


The conditions of the Logan Correctional Center have been found to be "untenable" based on a study funded by the Department of Justice in November 2016.[9]


  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.
  4. ^ "State of Illinois | DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS | Inmate Search Results". www.idoc.state.il.us.
  5. ^ "State of Illinois | DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS | Inmate Search Results". www.idoc.state.il.us.
  6. ^ "SUH, CATHERINE Inmate K00995: Illinois Prisons (DOC)". bailbondcity.com. Retrieved 2016-11-28.
  7. ^ "Offenders". www2.illinois.gov.
  8. ^ "State of Illinois | DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS | Inmate Search Results". www.idoc.state.il.us.
  9. ^ Coen, Jeff. "Conditions at state's sole women's prison 'untenable': study". chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 2016-11-28.

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