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IL DOC - Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center

State Prison

Last Updated: June 28, 2019
Address
950 Kingshighway St, East St. Louis, IL 62203
Beds
710
County
St. Clair
Phone
618-394-2200
Fax
618-394-2228
Mailing Address
PO Box 129, East St. Louis, IL 62203

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

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IL DOC - Southwestern Illinois 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: 618-394-2200

The inmates housed at Southwestern IL Correctional located at 950 Kingshighway St in East St. Louis, 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 - Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center:

The Mission of Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center (SWICC) is to protect the public from criminal offenders through a system of incarceration while providing a safe and secure environment for offenders, as well as programs and services which are designed to assist them in successful re-entry into the free community. SWICC is a totally dedicated substance abuse treatment community. Each department participates in the offender recovery process by evaluating and assessing the performance of the offenders under its direction. All offenders housed at SWICC attend substance abuse treatment groups five days per week for a minimum of 15 hours per week.

SWICC consists of a total of 19 buildings, which comprise more than 195,214 square feet. The living units consist of four dorm-style housing units, the Work Camp, one 8-bed segregation unit and a 6-bed health care unit. The facility sits on a 24-acre site, with 22 acres being enclosed by fencing that can house 731 inmates. This facility also presides over Southwestern Illinois Work Camp. SWICC has a 91-bed Work Camp on-site, which provides community service to government and non-profit groups within a 45-mile radius of the institution. The Work Camp offenders also actively participate in substance abuse treatment groups. One of the primary roles of this facility is to prepare inmates for re-entry into society, this is achieved by providing programs and services that give the inmates new skills and lay a foundation for the inmates to use upon release.

Offenders incarcerated at Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center can take educational courses that prepare inmates for the GED, and they can even earn a GED. Vocational courses taught at this prison include warehousing, construction, business management, horticulture, and commercial custodial maintenance. Other programs at this institution include parenting and fatherhood classes, anger management and domestic violence counseling, substance abuse treatment and 12 step group programs.

IL DOC - Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center - Parole

Inmate Programs

Academic:

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

Vocational:

  • Commercial Custodial
  • Horticulture
  • Vocational Business
  • Construction
  • Warehousing
  • Remedial Skills
  • Career Technology

Volunteer Services:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Storybook Project
  • Pell Grant Seminars
  • Vocational Seminars
  • Salvation Army

Other:

  • Life Skills
  • Substance Abuse
  • Family Reunification Program
  • Inside Out Dad
  • Fatherhood Initiative
  • Anger Management/Domestic Violence
  • Parenting
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • 12-Step Group
  • Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program
  • Leisure Time Activity
  • Chaplaincy
  • Library
  • Community Work Crews

Inmate Locator

IL DOC - Southwestern Illinois 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 aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

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Covid Visitation Information

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR VISITORS

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 - Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center - Visitation

9:00 a.m. to 6:00p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays, and official State holidays only.
No visits will be processed after 5:00 p.m.

Visitors to any correctional facility will be required to produce photo identification and verification of date of birth. Please be sure to bring 2 forms of identification with you; these would include a current photo ID such as a driver’s license, a state ID card, government ID card, military ID/driver’s license, or acceptable documentation of non-U.S. citizenship including a current Passport, or Visa, documentation must contain the visitor’s date of birth. Expired forms of identification will not be accepted. Visitors will also be required to provide vehicle information and other pertinent data, such as government identification, official credentials, attorney registration, and or law student certification.

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