Stateville Correctional Center (Stateville) is a Level One maximum-security adult male facility, first opened in 1925. It is located in Crest Hill, Illinois, about one hour southwest of Chicago.
Read JHA's latest report here. (PDF)
Rated Capacity: 978
Average Age: 31
Percentage of Population aged 50 or older: 22%
Average Annual Cost per Inmate (FY 2011): $28,870
Population by Race: 75% Black, 14.5% White, 10.5% Hispanic/Latino
(Source: IDOC, April 2013)
- Physical plant issues continue to raise major concerns, particularly in the roundhouse, Unit F, which is the only panopticon still in use in the United States.
- Inmates’ healthcare needs overwhelm Stateville where high demand is continually aggravated by insufficient resources, including key staffing vacancies.
- Although visitation has been demonstrated to both aid in facility management by promoting positive behavior and correlate to reduced recidivism, Stateville’s visiting room physical space and hours are limited.
- Illinois’ fiscal crisis had crippled the Illinois Correctional Industry programs at Stateville.
- Additional mailroom staff were needed to alleviate delays.
Read JHA's 2013 report here. (PDF)
Read JHA's 2012 report here. (PDF)
See JHA's 2010 Stateville report here. (PDF)
JHA's work on healthcare in the Illinois Department of Correction is supported by a generous grant from the Michael Reese Health Trust