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IL DOC - Dixon Correctional Center

State Prison

Last Updated: May 21, 2022
2600 N Brinton Ave, Dixon, IL 61021
Mailing Address
PO Box 1200, Dixon, IL 61021

Dixon Correctional is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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IL DOC - Dixon 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: 815-288-5561

The inmates housed at Dixon Correctional located at 2600 N Brinton Ave in Dixon, 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 - Dixon Correctional Center:

Dixon Correctional Center is a medium-security facility that also operates: the maximum-security Dixon Psychiatric Unit, which serves as the primary psychiatric correctional facility for the Illinois Department of Corrections; a Special Treatment Center for inmates with mental illness or developmental disabilities; and a substantial healthcare unit. Dixon also has a hospice and adult geriatric care for inmates who require it.
Dixon Correctional Center fully supports the mission of the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) through the development of security levels and supervision of offenders. A major focus of the center's mission is to provide a comprehensive mental health program to address the individual and group needs of the mentally ill. The center strives to provide a safe and secure environment where mentally ill and /or developmentally disabled offenders, who are in need of placement in a correctional psychiatric setting, will have the opportunity to participate in treatment and educational programs that will assist them in their ability to function productively, both within the correctional setting and in their communities upon release.

Dixon Correctional Center is distinct in its size as IDOC's largest medium security facility and is unique in its diversity. The administration of the facility is divided into specialized areas that include units housing general population inmates, older inmates with special needs, inmates with disabilities as well as an infirmary. The Special Treatment Center (STC) is medium-security center that houses both mentally ill and developmentally disabled inmates. The Dixon Psychiatric Unit is a maximum-security unit, which serves as IDOC's primary psychiatric correctional facility. Both the Special Treatment Center and Dixon Psychiatric Unit serve the needs of the mentally handicapped and developmentally disabled offenders by providing programs geared specifically toward a "special needs" population as well as a therapeutic environment.

The Dixon Correctional Center is situated on 462 acres of land just north of the city of Dixon, with 125 acres inside the perimeter fence. The facility sidewalks, signage, parking and other walkway areas are all in compliance with American Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.

Offenders can take academic courses to earn a GED and adult basic education as well as associates degrees in arts and liberal studies. Vocational skills taught at Dixon Correctional Center include custodial and building maintenance, small business management, cosmetology, culinary arts, various construction trades, and laundry/dry cleaning.

Inmate Programs


  • ABE (Adult Basic Education)
  • GED (General Education Development)
  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Liberal Studies


  • Commercial Custodial (GP)
  • Bachelor Living (STC)
  • Building Maintenance (STC)
  • Laundry and Dry Cleaning (STC)
  • Small Business Management (GP)
  • Cosmetology (GP)
  • Commercial Cooking (GP)
  • Construction Occupations (GP)


  • Eyeglass

Volunteer Services:

  • Religious Programs (Worship and Bible study)
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Literacy Program


  • Life Skills
  • Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program
  • Leisure Time Services
  • Hospice/Adult Care
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Sex Offender Program
  • Community Work Crews
  • Lifestyle Redirection
  • Reentry Programs

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IL DOC - Dixon 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


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 - Dixon Correctional Center - Visitation

General Population
8:30 am to 5:30 pm with no admittance after 4:00 pm (daily); Offenders are permitted up to five (5) visits per month (not including legal visits).

No more than two (2) of the five (5) visits per month may be on weekend days or State holidays.

The maximum visit will be four (4) hours in length per visit unless approved as an extended visit.

12:00 pm to 5:30 pm with no admittance afte r 4:00 pm (daily); Offenders in General Population, Non-contact status are limited to two (2) 1-hour visits per month to occur on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday only. No non-contact visits on weekends or holidays.

9:00 am until 3:00 pm with no admittance after 2:15 pm (daily); Offenders in Segregation status are limited to two (2) 1-hour visits per month to occur on Tuesday and Thursday only. No Segregation visits on weekends or holidays.

Please note, should overcrowding occur, time limits will be established so all visits may be accommodated.

Additional Information for All Visits

  • You should have the offender’s IDOC number when you visit the facility to assist in the visitor check-in process. You can locate the IDOC inmate number on the Inmate Search link. If you don’t have the IDOC inmate number, your processing could be delayed.
  • If you are planning on visiting Dixon Correctional Center your name must appear on the offender's approved visiting list.
  • If you have been convicted of an offense other than a minor traffic violation (i.e. speeding, traffic light, seat belt, etc) you must obtain the warden’s written authorization prior to any visit. You can obtain authorization by writing to the warden at the address provided below. In your letter you must outline the circumstance(s) of your conviction, status of probation and or parole and any pending judicial determination. Your cooperation will assist the facility in determining your visiting privileges at Dixon Correctional Center and will avoid unnecessary travel to the facility.
  • A debit card is required to purchase food and drinks from the vending machines located in the visiting room. A debit card can be purchased at the time of any visit; you will need to have a $5.00 bill to initially purchase this card. Once the card is purchased you may load the card with additional funds; however, you are cautioned to not to exceed a balance of $50.00.
  • Visitors are not permitted to wear suggestive, revealing, other provocation clothing. If you have questions regarding the dress code please contact the facility prior to visiting.
  • To the ensure the safety of your children please ensure that your child(ren) are under your supervision and control at all times.
  • Cell phones are prohibited from entering the gatehouse. You must secure your phone in your vehicle and cannot be stored in the provided visitor lockers.

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