John Howard Association of Illinois

John Howard Association of Illinois (JHA) works to achieve a fair, humane and cost-effective criminal justice system by promoting adult and juvenile prison reform, leading to successful re-integration and enhanced community safety.

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Robinson Correctional Center

Robinson Correctional Center (Robinson) is a minimum-security male facility within the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) located in Robinson, Illinois, about a four hour drive south of Chicago and an hour east of Effingham on the Indiana border.

Read JHA's 2014 report on Robinson.
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IYC-Pere Marquette

Illinois Youth Center (IYC)-Pere Marquette (Pere Marquette) is a minimum-security facility for boys. Located more than five hours southwest of Chicago, and about an hour outside of St. Louis, Pere Marquette serves as the only step-down facility in the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice (IDJJ).

Read JHA's 2013 report on IYC-Pere Marquette.
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Crossroads ATC

Crossroads Adult Transitional Center (ATC) (Crossroads) is located on the west side of Chicago. It is a minimum-security male facility, one of four ATCs remaining within the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC). Crossroads has been operated contractually by the non-profit Safer Foundation (Safer) for more than 30 years.

Read JHA's 2014 report on Crossroads.
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Danville Correctional Center

Danville Correctional Center (Danville) is located in Danville, Illinois, about a two and a half hours drive south of Chicago and 40 minute drive east of Champaign at the Indiana border. It is a medium-security male facility that offers notable volunteer educational programs within the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC), including the University of Illinois’ Education Justice Project and the Divine Hope Reformed Bible Seminary.

Read JHA's 2013 report on Danville.
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IYC Harrisburg

Located more than five hours south of Chicago, and about a 45-minute drive east of Carbondale, Illinois Youth Center-Harrisburg (Harrisburg) serves as the male southern reception and classification center (R&C) for the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice (IDJJ).

Read JHA's 2014 report on Harrisburg.
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