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IL DOC - Kewanee Life Skills Re-Entry Center

State Prison

Last Updated: August 26, 2020
2021 Kentville Rd , Kewanee, IL 61443

Kewanee Re-Entry Center is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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IL DOC - Kewanee Life Skills Re-Entry 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: 309-852-4601

The inmates housed at Kewanee Re-Entry Center located at 2021 Kentville Rd in Kewanee, 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.

Kewanee Life Skills Re-Entry Center
Opened: (February 16, 2017)​
Operational Capacity: 648
Multi-Security Adult Male

The main objective of the Kewanee Life Skills Re-Entry Center is to build valuable life skills and prepare offenders for reentry into society while maintaining safety and security. The center will focus on offenders who are ready to make needed changes in order to successfully reintegrate into their community. The facility will offer educational, job readiness and cognitive behavior therapy courses to offenders who have one to four years left on their sentence and qualify for placement at the center.

Inmate Programs


Pre-vocational and re-entry related Life Skills

ABE (Adult Basic Education)

HSE (High School Equivalency)


Programs are in development in conjunction with Lake Land College


Volunteer Services:

Alcoholics Anonymous

Worship Services

Religious Studies

Day With Dad

Job Partnership

Clinical Services:

Thinking 4 a Change (NIC)

Criminal and Addictive Thinking (Hazelden)

Socialization (Hazelden)

Cultural Self Awareness (Hazelden)

Impact of Crimes (US Dept. of Justice/Office of the Victim Advocate-Penn. Dept. of Corrections)

Brief Intervention (TCU)

12 Step Mapping (TCU)

Drug & Alcohol Education (Hazelden)

Substance Abuse Therapy Sessions

Mental Health Services:

Trauma (SPARCS)

Veteran’s Trauma Group (Veteran’s Administration)

Applied Anger Management (TCU)

Wellness Workshop I-Depression (UC San Francisco)

Wellness Workshop II-Anxiety

Responding to Grief (University of Texas)

Critical Thinking Workshop

Survivor’s Support Group (SAMSA)

Overcoming Domestic Violence (National Training Project)

Abused Boys, Wounded Men (Hazeldon)

Exploring Relationships and Marriage with Fragile Families (CFWD Center for Families)

My Emotional Life-Mindfulness

Stepping Up and Stepping Out-De-Institutionalization Group

Therapeutic Enrichment Programs

-Art as Coping (presented with Education, LTS)

-Creative Writing (presented with Education)

-Two Roads Literary/Art Program (presented with Education, LTS)

-Inside Out Dads (presented with Clinical)



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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

Kewanee Life Skills Re-Entry Center - Visitation

General Population Contact/Non-Contact Visits

9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. daily. Sign in time is from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. No visits are processed from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. for shift change.

Should overcrowding become an issue, visits will be reduced to two hours.

Contact Visits: Three (3) adult visitors may visit simultaneously. This number includes children three (3) years and older.

Non-Contact Visits: Visits are a maximum of one (1) hour.

NOTE: If a child is under the age of three (3) and can be held on an adult visitor’s lap, they will not be counted as one of the three (3) visitors.

Orientation status offenders (offenders who have been at the facility 14 days or less) are not permitted visits with the exception of legal visits.

Segregation Non-Contact Visits

8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
Visitors must be signed in by 12:00 p.m. Visits are a maximum of one (1) hour.

Segregation offenders may only visit once per day. Two (2) adult visitors may visit simultaneously. This number includes children three (3) years and older. Each adult may accompany one (1) child less than three (3) years old.

NOTE: If a child is under the age of three (3) and can be held on an adult visitor’s lap, they will not be counted as one of the two (2) visitors.

Infirmary Visits

If an offender’s condition allows, visitation will be done in the Visiting Room. In the case where a patient’s condition does not allow for visitation in the Visiting Room, a visit may be approved in the Infirmary. This must be approved by the Warden or their designee only. Such visits will be one (1) hour or less in duration depending on the offender s condition and treatment program. No vending items are permitted.

Attorney/Clergy/Agency Visits

Legal visitors and government officials who request to visit an offender for the purpose of conducting business on behalf of the Department or other governmental agency shall be exempt from completing the Perspective Visitor’s Information form. Legal visitors and government officials shall be required to list only their names and business address on the Visitor Sign-In Log. Legal visitors and government officials shall be required to show photo identification including government identification, official credentials, attorney registration or law student certification. Legal Visits will be arranged through the Litigation Coordinator at least two days in advance. Attorneys, student lawyers, etc. need not be on the inmates visiting list.

Special Clergy visitation will be approved in advance through the A/W of Programs. The requesting clergy must provide proof of legitimacy prior to entering the facility. Bibles and Korans are allowed during Pastoral Counseling.

Government agencies must coordinate with the A/W Operations prior to visiting .

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