Danville Correctional Center is a Level 3 High Medium-Security male prison located approximately 135 miles south of Chicago.
Operational Capacity: 1862
Average Cost Per Inmate: $17,014
Average Length of Sentence: 15 months
Average Age of Inmate: 36
Source: IDOC, 2/7/11
- While Danville offers inmates an impressive assortment of post-secondary and vocational programs, it lacks a sufficient number of ABE and GED teachers. As a result, the basic educational needs of many inmates are not being met.
- Like most of Illinois’ prisons, Danville’s population is perilously close to its capacity. The Governor and the General Assembly must act soon to reduce prison overcrowding.
- Although IDOC has partnered with the Vera Institute of Justice to reduce the use of long-term segregation, Danville’s segregation population has increased.
- Danville has many inmates who cannot speak English, and the facility lacks sufficient bilingual staff and administration. Consequently, these inmates are excluded from programming and rehabilitative opportunities.
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