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IL DOC - Menard Correctional Center is a high security facility, also known as a penitentiary. IL DOC - Menard Correctional Center has a reinforced perimeter. Inmates are either housed on their own or with another inmate. The safety of inmates is closely monitored, with a high number of staff and the movement of inmate movements around the facility closely managed.

IL DOC - Menard Correctional Center is a state prison. This facility is operated by the state of Illinois and is used to house and rehabilitate criminals. Inmates at IL DOC - Menard Correctional Center are generally housed in locked cells during the night and are provided certain privileges such as the use of a recreation area, TV, phones and in some cases may have a job within the prison. Use the inmate search feature to find an inmate here.

Facility Details

711 Kaskaskia Street
PO Box 711

Menard , IL 62259
PO Box 1000
Menard, IL 62259
Extra Information
This facility is for adult inmates.
IL DOC - Menard Correctional Center - Visitation

About IL DOC - Menard Correctional Center:

The mission of Menard Correctional Center is to confine adult male offenders in a safe, secure and humane manner; preserve and promote individual rights and responsibilities; and in turn, ensure ultimate protection of society. Inherent within this purpose is the offering of program activities for inmates housed within the institution. Inmates are afforded the opportunity to explore and participate in programs designated to assist them toward a successful reintegration into society. ˜It is essential that these functions be conducted within the realities of the security needs of a maximum-security correctional center.

Menard Correctional Center was established on the banks of the Mississippi River in 1878. The maximum-security facility changes in elevation over 200 feet and includes more than 2,600 acres with 41 acres enclosed by perimeter. The facility is comprised of 155 buildings totaling 1,294,000 square feet. Menard is the state’s largest maximum security adult male facility. The center consists of five housing units, a receiving and orientation unit, segregation unit and a health care unit. 

Inmate Programs


  • ABE (Adult Basic Education)
  • GED (General Education Development)
  • Special Education Services
  • Job Preparedness and Correspondence Classes


  • Construction Trades


  • Meat Processing
  • Janitorial and Cleaning Supplies
  • Knit and Sewing
  • Waste Removal and Recycling

Volunteer Services:

  • Religious


  • Anger Management
  • Chaplaincy
  • Community Work Crews
  • Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program
  • Leisure Time Activity
  • Library
  • Life Skills
  • Sex Offender Program
  • Substance Abuse
  • Health Care Services