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IL DOC - Illinois River Correctional Center

State Prison

Last Updated: September 22, 2021
Address
1300 W Locust St , Canton, IL 61520
Beds
2198
County
Fulton
Phone
309-647-7030
Fax
309-647-0353
Mailing Address
PO Box 999, Canton, IL 61520

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

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IL DOC - Illinois 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: 309-647-7030

The inmates housed at Illinois River Correctional located at 1300 W Locust St in Canton, 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 - Illinois River Correctional Center:

The primary mission of Illinois River Correctional Center is to protect the public from criminal offenders through a system of incarceration, supervision, programs, and services designed to return appropriate offenders to the community with skills and attitudes that will help them become useful and productive citizens.

Illinois River Correctional Center is a medium security adult male correctional facility consisting of a total of 29 buildings, which comprise more than 409,000 square feet that can detain 2,146 adult males. 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. In addition, the center has a special management unit, which provides special security for inmates housed there. The facility sits on a 100-acre site, with 40 acres enclosed by fencing. The facility also houses general population inmates.

The main goal of this facility is to successfully rehabilitate inmates by adjusting behavioral patterns and giving the inmates new skills they can later use to become productive members of society when released. The facility is comprised of four large housing units, an intake and orientation unit, a segregation unit, a special management unit, and an infirmary. Illinois River Correctional Center allows inmates to work in the correctional industries in a large scale bakery operation. Vocational courses taught at this prison include automotive repair, culinary arts, horticulture, various construction trades, and electronics repair. Inmates can also receive substance abuse and sex offender treatment, take anger management courses, and participate in community work crews. Offenders can also receive an adult basic education and earn a GED.

IL DOC - Illinois River Correctional Center - Parole

Inmate Programs

Academic:

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

Vocational:

  • Construction Technology
  • Horticulture
  • Automotive Technology
  • Career Technology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Electronics Technology

Industries:

  • Bakery

Other:

  • Life Skills
  • Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Leisure Time Activity
  • Volunteer Services
  • Chaplaincy
  • Library
  • Sex Offender Program
  • Community Work Crews

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IL DOC - Illinois 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 - Illinois River Correctional Center - Visitation

General population
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 2:30 p.m.

Segregation and diagnostic program inmates
10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Monday through Friday
Visitors must arrive by 12:00 pm

Visitors to any correctional facility will be required to produce photo identification and verification of date of birth. Please be sure to bring 2 forms of identification with you; these would include a current photo ID such as a driver’s license, a state ID card, government ID card, military ID/driver’s license, or acceptable documentation of non-U.S. citizenship including a current Passport, or Visa, documentation must contain the visitor’s date of birth. Expired forms of identification will not be accepted. Visitors will also be required to provide vehicle information and other pertinent data, such as government identification, official credentials, attorney registration, and or law student certification.

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