|Location||6695 State Route 146 East |
|Managed by||Illinois Department of Corrections|
The facility was first opened in 1965, and has a working capacity of 1963. The facility is adjacent to the state's Shawnee Correctional Center. In 1979 it became the first such institution to become accredited by the American Correctional Association.
In May 2015 the non-profit prison watchdog John Howard Association documented chronic unsafe and unclean conditions in the facility, allegations that supported an inmates' class-action suit seeking to address neglect and overcrowding.
- "Vienna Correctional Center". Illinois Department of Corrections. Retrieved 6 August 2016.
- "Vienna - it's a jewel among prisons". Chicago Tribune. 17 July 1979. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
- Erickson, Kurt (2 May 2015). "Report: Vienna prison 'worse than a Detroit homeless shelter'". The Southern Illinoisian. Retrieved 6 August 2016.