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IL DOC - Big Muddy River Correctional Center

State Prison

Last Updated: August 30, 2021
Address
251 N Illinois Hwy 37, Ina, IL 62846
Beds
1938
County
Jefferson
Phone
618-437-5300
Fax
618-437-5627

Big Muddy River Correctional is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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IL DOC - Big Muddy River Correctional Center basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 618-437-5300

The inmates housed at Big Muddy River Correctional located at 251 N Illinois Hwy 37 in Ina, IL are placed according to their custody level (determined by a number of factors including the past criminal history and the length of their sentence). There are ample educational and vocational training programs for all inmates, especially ones that show a willingness to learn new things that will prepare them for a better life when they are released. The mission is to promote and prepare the offender to leave in better shape than when they arrived, giving them the best chance to never come back and thus lower the state's recidivism rate.

About IL DOC - Big Muddy River Correctional Center:

The Big Muddy River Correctional Center's most important goal is to ensure that the employees have a safe and secure environment in which to work, while at the same time, ensuring that offenders housed at the facility are afforded the opportunity to live in a safe and humane environment that is conducive to programming opportunities. The various programming opportunities are designed to assist inmates in bettering themselves so that they may become prepared for life in the community upon release.

The Big Muddy River Correctional Center is a medium security adult male facility, located one mile south of Ina in Jefferson County. The facility consists of a total of 20 buildings, which comprise more than 39,000 square feet. The living units consist of four X-type housing units, one receiving and orientation unit, one segregation unit, and a 15-bed health care unit. The facility sits on a 78-acre site, with 38 acres enclosed by fencing.

Big Muddy River Correctional Center is located in Ina Illinois part of Jefferson County. It is a medium security facility that can house approximately 1,958 adult males. This facility has a receiving and orientation unit for new arrivals, eventually, an inmate will end up in one of four housing units. Inmates who have behavioral issues, are difficult to manage, or have safety concerns may end up in the segregation unit. The facility also has an infirmary unit which consists of 15 beds. Inmates serving time at Big Muddy River Correctional Center can earn a GED, an adult basic education or take special education classes. Vocational opportunities include various construction based skills, automotive repair, culinary arts courses, and horticulture. Substance abuse treatment, anger management, and sex offender treatment programs are all offered to inmates who require them.

Inmate Programs

Academic

  • ABE (Adult Basic Education)
  • GED (General Education Development)
  • Special Education Programs

Vocational:

  • Automotive
  • Construction Occupations
  • Horticulture
  • Culinary Arts
  • Youthful Offenders Educational Program for offenders 21 and under

Other:

  • Career Technology
  • Life Style Redirection
  • Reentry Summit
  • Substance Abuse
  • Sex Offender Program
  • SDP (Sexually Dangerous Persons) Treatment Program
  • Anger Management
  • Transition Program
  • Leisure Time Activity
  • Chaplaincy
  • Library

Inmate Locator

IL DOC - Big Muddy River Correctional Center is a facility in the Illinois Department of Corrections. The DOC publishes the names of their current inmates and identifies which of their locations the inmate is being held. Your search should start with the first DOC locator to see if your loved one is there. Begin with the first three letters of the offender's first and last name, it does not have to be spelled exactly.

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Covid Visitation Information

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR VISITORS

To prevent the potential for COVID-19 (coronavirus) exposure, the Illinois Department of Corrections, after consultation with the Illinois Department of Public Health, is temporarily suspending all visits effective March 14 until further notice. We recognize the importance of visitation as an essential component of rehabilitation, family connection and quality of life for those in our care. Our top priority is the health and safety of those who live and work in our facilities, and we are hopeful this policy change will be short-lived. The Department is expanding opportunities for video visits and phone calls. In addition to expanding opportunities for video visits and calls, the Department is providing all people in custody with funds for two 20-minute phone calls and one 15-minute video visit. We also encourage families to write to their incarcerated loved ones as often as possible. Attorneys are still permitted to visit IDOC facilities, but will be screened upon arrival.

The Department has not identified any positive cases of coronavirus, but is taking a number of preventative measures, including:

  • The Department modified its Pandemic Influenza and Continuity of Operations plans.
  • Hand sanitizer, antibacterial soap, and cleaning supplies are being made available to all staff and incarcerated individuals.
  • Staff who are presenting symptoms of COVID-19 are being screened by medical personnel.
  • During the intake process, all individuals, including parole violators, are being screened by medical personnel.
  • All correctional facilities and transport vehicles are being routinely cleaned and disinfected.
  • Staff and incarcerated individuals are being encouraged to practice good health habits, including hand-washing.
  • We are communicating regularly with staff and people in custody to ensure they feel safe during this developing situation.

The Department continues to work closely with the Illinois Department of Public Health and Illinois Emergency Management Agency to ensure we are following all guidelines put forth by the Centers for Disease Control. We will continue to monitor this fluid situation and adjust our procedures as necessary.

All visitors, including children under 18 years of age, must be on the offender’s approved visiting list in order to visit. Government officials and legal visitors are excluded and need not be listed on the visiting list to be afforded a visit. Prospective visitors should contact the offender to have them placed on the visiting list.

Visitation Information

IL DOC - Big Muddy River Correctional Center - Visitation

General Population Offenders
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. seven (7) days a week. Offenders are permitted six (6) visits per month, with no more than two (2) on weekends or holidays.
All visitors must arrive by 4:00 p.m. as no visits will be allowed after that time due to the notification time and time delay in the visit processing.
Segregation Offenders
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. seven (7) days a week. Offenders are only allowed to visit for one (1) hour. All visitors must arrive no later than 12:00 p.m.

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