Vienna Correctional Center

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Vienna Correctional Institution
Location6695 State Route 146 East
Vienna, Illinois
Statusmedium
Capacity1963
Opened1965
Managed byIllinois Department of Corrections

The Vienna Correctional Institution is a minimum-security state prison for men located in Vienna, Johnson County, Illinois, owned and operated by the Illinois Department of Corrections.[1]

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.[2]

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.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vienna Correctional Center". Illinois Department of Corrections. Retrieved 6 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Vienna - it's a jewel among prisons". Chicago Tribune. 17 July 1979. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  3. ^ Erickson, Kurt (2 May 2015). "Report: Vienna prison 'worse than a Detroit homeless shelter'". The Southern Illinoisian. Retrieved 6 August 2016.

Coordinates: 37°24′20″N 88°46′15″W / 37.405426°N 88.770770°W / 37.405426; -88.770770