IL DOC - Northern Reception & Classification Center

State Prison

Last Updated: February 05, 2024
16830 IL-53, Joliet, IL 60434
Mailing Address
PO Box 112, Joliet, IL 60434

NRC is for State Prison offenders sentenced anywhere from one year to life by the State Court in the county where the charges were filed

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for State - medium facility.

The phone carrier is Global Tel Link (GTL) - ConnectNetwork, to see their rates and best-calling plans for your inmate to call you.

If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

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You can support your loved ones at NRC on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 815-727-3607.

Located at 16830 IL-53 in Joliet, IL, NRC carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. NRC offers diverse educational and vocational programs aimed at equipping offenders for successful reintegration into society and reducing recidivism. Through these initiatives, inmates gain skills and confidence, fostering personal growth and resilience.

The Northern Reception and Classification Center (NRC) serves as the primary intake and processing unit for adult males across the state, accommodating 1,800 beds in 24 housing units, including the Stateville Minimum Security Unit. Admitting individuals in reception status, the NRC acts as a transitional facility until transfer to a permanent institution. Privileges and movement are restricted during this phase, and processing times vary for each individual. Operated under the parent institution, Stateville Correctional Center, the NRC plays a crucial role in the initial reception and classification process for the state's adult male population.

Inmate Locator

NRC maintains a database of current inmates and their locations within the system. To locate an inmate, begin by using the DOC locator tool, which requires entering the first three letters of the inmate's first and last name, allowing for variations in spelling.

If unable to locate the desired information through free resources, users may opt to use the Arrest Record Search, which requires payment. While this option incurs a small fee, it provides access to the most up-to-date data available.

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Visitation Information

IL DOC - Northern Reception & Classification Center - Visitation

Visitor ADA Accommodations

IDOC Visitation Rules and Information please review before visiting

8:00am to 2:30pm (daily)

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