Big Muddy River Correctional Center is a medium-security male facility, located in Ina, Illinois, about five hours southwest of Chicago and three hours southeast of Springfield. Big Muddy is designated within the Illinois Department of Corrections to house inmates who are civilly committed as Sexually Dangerous Persons.
The Centralia Correctional Center strives to create a healthful environment, which provides the individual inmate a humane and secure term of incarceration. It is a medium security adult male facility. The facility consists of 46 buildings, which comprise of 335,689 square feet. The living units consist of three housing unit clusters with a total of 14 housing units, one receiving unit, one segregation unit and a 15-bed health care unit. The facility sits on 100 acres with 50 acres enclosed by fencing.
Crossroads Adult Transitional Center 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. Crossroads has been operated contractually by the non-profit Safer Foundation for more than 30 years.
Danville Correctional Center 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, including the University of Illinois’ Education Justice Project and the Divine Hope Reformed Bible Seminary.
Decatur Correctional Center is a minimum-security prison that housed 501 adult female inmateson the day of JHA’s monitoring visit. JHA collected 273 surveys from inmates (54.5% of the population) during our monitoring visit of this prison.
Dixon Correctional Center is a medium-security facility that also operates: the maximum-security Dixon Psychiatric Unit, which serves as the primary psychiatric correctional facility for the Illinois Department of Corrections; a Special Treatment Center for inmates with mental illness or developmental disabilities; and a substantial healthcare unit.
Dwight Correctional Center was the state’s only Level One maximum-security adult female facility. Dwight also housed medium and minimum-security inmates, and handled the intake, classification and processing center for adult female inmates for the entire state. The facility was located in Dwight, Illinois, about one and one half hours southwest of Chicago. It is now closed.
The Dwight Reception and Classification (DRC) served as the intake, classification and processing center for all adult female inmates in Illinois. The facility was housed within Dwight Correctional Center (Dwight), a maximum security adult female correctional center. It is now closed.
East Moline Correctional Center is a minimum security adult male facility. The facility is located in northwest Illinois overlooking the Mississippi River. The facility was converted from a mental health facility in 1980. The facility consists of a total of 26 buildings, which comprise of more than 430,000 square feet. Included at the center are housing units, work camp, administration building, one segregation unit and a 12-bed health care unit.
Fox Valley Adult Transition Center is located in Aurora, Illinois, about 40 miles outside of Chicago. It is a minimum-security female facility and the only female ATC, or work release center, within the Illinois Department of Corrections.