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IL DOC - Sheridan Correctional Center

State Prison

Last Updated: December 25, 2020
4017 E 2603 Rd, Sheridan, IL 60551

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

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IL DOC - Sheridan 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: 815-496-2181

The inmates housed at Sheridan Correctional located at 4017 E 2603 Rd in Sheridan, 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 - Sheridan Correctional Center:

The Sheridan Correctional Center is an adult male medium security prison, totally dedicated to substance abuse treatment and is one of the largest substance abuse treatment programs in the nation. Sheridan Correctional Center was reopened to curb the trend in Illinois' growing prison population to reduce high recidivism rates of released Illinois offenders, providing men with evidenced-based substance abuse treatment services, and using the Therapeutic Community approach to equip offenders to return to drug-free, crime-free lives upon release. In the Sheridan Correctional Center nation model program, treatment interventions and access to other services are coordinated from the outset. The substance abuse provider collaborates with a cadre of service providers, the Illinois Department of Corrections and Adult Parole to effect community reintegration of returning offenders and improve public safety. Recovering from addiction requires a wide range of social and psychological interventions to confront old behaviors and instill new ones. Sheridan Correctional Center applies clinical best practices and uses a modified therapeutic community model with cognitive self-change. Sheridan Correctional Center staff collaborates with other organizations to clinical reentry management services and community reintegration, including continuing care provided by community-based substance abuse treatment providers.

History - Sheridan Correctional Center is located approximately 70 miles west of Chicago in LaSalle County and was originally constructed in 1941 as a juvenile facility. It was converted to an adult facility in 1973. Sheridan Correctional Center was closed from 2002, until it reopened in January 2004. Sheridan Correctional Center consists of a total of 75 buildings, which comprise more than 600,000 square feet. There are 13 housing units and a 9-bed health care unit. The facility sits on 270 acres with 80 acres inside the perimeter fencing that houses up to 2,099 adult males. The facility houses general population offenders.

All offenders are encouraged to participate in vocational programs to increase the useable skills an inmate has. The vocational skills taught at Sheridan Correctional Center can also help inmates to obtain a job upon their release. Vocational programs include a barbering, welding, horticulture, warehousing, culinary arts, electrical, masonry, plumbing, carpentry, maintenance, and machining. This facility also participates in the correctional industry garment cutting.

IL DOC - Sheridan Correctional Center - Parole

Inmate Programs


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


  • Culinary Arts
  • Barbering
  • Welding
  • Warehousing
  • Horticulture
  • Career Technologies
  • Home Builders Institute (HBI)
  • Electricity
  • Carpentry
  • Plumbing
  • Masonry
  • BuildinApartment Maintenance
  • Illinois Manufacturing Foundation (IMF)
  • Machining/CNC Technology


  • Garment Cutting

Volunteer Services:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Bible Studies
  • Fathers Read, Too
  • Inside Out Dads


  • Positive Parenting Class
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Peer Education Program
  • Drug Education
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Anger Management
  • Young Men's Aggressive Management Groups
  • Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program
  • Leisure Time Activity
  • Chaplaincy
  • Library
  • Inner Circle Groups

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IL DOC - Sheridan 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


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 - Sheridan Correctional Center - Visitation

The Central Visitation Room (CVR) shall be open 7 days a week and visits shall be limited to no more than two (2) hours in length.

Substance Abuse Program inmates may visit during the following times after they have been at the facility for 30 days:
Monday through Friday: 3:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday, & State Approved Holidays: 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

On the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of every month offender visits do not start until 12:00 p.m.

All offenders will be allowed 5 visits a month with no more than 2 taking place on a weekend or State Approved Holiday. A weekend/State-Approved Holiday visit is defined as a visit which takes place on a Saturday, Sunday or State Approved Holiday.


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