IL DOC - Lawrence Correctional Center

State Prison

Last Updated: June 25, 2023
10940 Lawrence Rd, Sumner, IL 62466
Mailing Address
10930 Lawrence Rd, Sumner, IL 62466

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

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IL DOC - Lawrence 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: 618-936-2064

The inmates housed at Lawrence Correctional located at 10940 Lawrence Rd in Sumner, 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 - Lawrence Correctional Center:

The mission of Lawrence Correctional Center is to provide for the protection of society through the humane and secure incarceration of the adult male offenders based upon the foundation of legislative and judicial decisions. The institution's administration is committed toward the instilling of responsibility and mature decision making in its offenders. The institution is expected to go far beyond the provision of the minimum necessities of food, sanitation, clothing, housing and medical services to the offenders of the facility by providing extensive and high-quality educational programs, work assignment opportunities, leisure time activities and religious services.

Lawrence Correctional Center is a medium security adult male facility located in southeastern Illinois. The facility consists of 16 buildings, which comprise more than 364,000 square feet that can house up to 2,458 adult males. The Center occupies of approximately 56 acres on a 160-acre site. The eight housing units are T-design with a segregation unit and health care unit. The warehouse, mailroom, vehicle maintenance, and maintenance departments are located outside the perimeter fence, which assists in the safety and security of the facility.

The facility is ADA (American Disabilities Act) approved and houses several ADA offenders. This prison emphasizes rehabilitation by providing high-quality programs, work opportunities, and leisure activities.

Vocational skills taught at Lawrence Correctional Center include culinary arts, print shop, and custodial maintenance. Inmates can also receive substance abuse treatment, and participate in re-entry programs that help prepare the offender for release.

IL DOC - Lawrence Correctional Center - Parole

Inmate Programs


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


  • Commercial Custodial
  • Baccalaureate Courses
  • Print Management
  • Food Service Tech
  • Career Technologies

Volunteer Services:

  • Chaplaincy
  • Tutor Training/Literacy Development
  • Story Book Program
  • Father’s Initiative


  • Substance Abuse Education
  • Leisure Time Activity
  • Chaplaincy
  • Library
  • TRAC I
  • Lifestyle Redirection
  • Parole School
  • Monthly “Hot Topics”
  • New Offender Orientation
  • Re-Entry Summits

Inmate Locator

IL DOC - Lawrence 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.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

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Visitation Information

IL DOC - Lawrence 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 visits will be unlimited in length; however, should overcrowding occur, time limits will be established so all visits may be accommodated.

Segregation/Non-Contact Restriction

Daily 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. seven (7) days a week. Offenders are permitted two (2) visits per month; however, only one (1) per month is permitted on a weekend.

Visitors will be processed beginning at 8:00 a.m. No visitors will be processed after 1 p.m. Segregation offender visits are limited to one (1) hour. Please refer to attached Visiting Rules and Regulations for additional visiting information.

Administrative Detention

Daily 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. seven (7) days a week. Visitors will be processed beginning at 8:00 a.m. No visitors will be processed after 1 p.m.
Phase I - Two 1-hour visits per month (non-contact). Phase I offenders will not be afforded split visits.
Phase II - Three 2-hour visits per month (non-contact).
Phase III - Five 2-hour visits per month (with Meet & Greet as security measures allow).
Phase II and Phase III offenders will be allowed two adult visitors at a time. A split visit will count as two visits.

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