IL DOC - Stateville Minimum Security Unit

State Prison

Last Updated: February 22, 2024
16830 IL-53, Joliet, IL 60403
Mailing Address
PO Box 112, Joliet, IL 60434

Stateville Minimum 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 - minimum facility.

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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 Stateville Minimum on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 815-727-3607.

Located at 16830 IL-53 in Joliet, IL, Stateville Minimum carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Stateville Minimum 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.

Stateville Minimum Security Unit, operational since March 1925, currently houses approximately 192 adult male inmates. Situated adjacent to the Stateville Correctional Center and the Northern Reception and Classification Center (NRC), which accommodate 3,020 and 1,312 inmates respectively, it serves as a component of the larger correctional complex. The unit comprises a multi-purpose building facilitating recreational and educational programs, an offender dining area, and two housing units. Inmates at the minimum security unit engage in various work assignments across the complex, contributing to operational tasks. In terms of inmate programs, academic offerings include Adult Basic Education (ABE) and General Education Development (GED) courses, while vocational training opportunities encompass barbering. Volunteer services encompass chaplaincy support, counseling, choir participation, and religious Bible studies. Additionally, inmates participate in community work crews, access the library, engage in life skills development, attend SMART group sessions, and partake in re-entry summits and anger management programs aimed at facilitating successful rehabilitation and reintegration into society.

Inmate Locator

Stateville Minimum 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

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To visit the Stateville Minimum Security Unit, you must sign up in advance.

Video Visitation - Video visitation hours are Sunday through Saturday 4:00p to 8:00p. Visitors should log on 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

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