Logan Correctional Center

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Logan Correctional Center
Location 1096 1350th Street
Lincoln, Illinois
Status open
Capacity 2019
Opened January 1978
Managed by Illinois Department of Corrections

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 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]

  • Catherine Suh - charged and found guilty of murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and bribery, for the murder of her boyfriend Robert O'Dubaine. Sentenced to life in prison.[4]

Conditions[edit]

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.[5]

References[edit]

  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. ^ "SUH, CATHERINE Inmate K00995: Illinois Prisons (DOC)". bailbondcity.com. Retrieved 2016-11-28. 
  5. ^ Coen, Jeff. "Conditions at state's sole women's prison 'untenable': study". chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 2016-11-28. 

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