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Graham Correctional Center 

Cecil Polley, Warden 

Facility Data

Graham Correctional Center
Opened: September 1980
*Operational Capacity: 2,110
Medium Security Adult Male
**Population Graham Correctional Center: 1,532
**Population Graham Reception & Classification Center: 431
**Total Population: 1,963
Average Annual Cost Per Inmate: $21,037 (FY12) 

*As of 5/31/2013. Reflects bed space capacity analysis as outlined in the July 1, 2013 Quarterly Report to the Legislature.

**As of 7/1/13

Graham Correctional Center is the parent institution for Graham Reception and Classification Center.

Visiting Hours


Visitor ADA Accommodations

IDOC Visitation Rules and Information—please review before visiting

Visitors to any correctional facility will be required to produce photo identification and verification of
date of birth. Please be sure to bring
2 forms of identification with you; these would include a current photo ID such as a driver’s license, a state ID card, government ID card, military ID/driver’s license, or acceptable documentation of non-U.S. citizenship including a current Passport, or Visa,
documentation must contain the visitor’s date of birth. Expired forms of identification will not be accepted. Visitors will also be required to provide vehicle information and other pertinent data, such as government identification, official credentials, attorney registration, and or law student

General Population:
8:30 a.m. to 5:30p.m. seven (7) days a week.  Offenders are permitted six (6) visits per month, with no more than two (2) on weekends or holidays.  Visitors must arrive no later than 2:30p.m. in order to visit.

No visits are allowed for phase I Orientation inmates

Segregation and Offenders with Non-Contact Visit Restrictions:
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. No weekends or holidays.  Visitors must arrive no later than 1:00p.m. in order to visit.

Offenders in C-Grade Classification
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. No weekends or holidays. Visitors must arrive
by 2:30 p.m. in order to visit.

Please note, should overcrowding occur, time limits will be established so all visits may be accommodated.

Facility Address

Physical Address:
12078 Illinois Route 185
Hillsboro, IL 62049

Business Mail:

P.O. Box 499
Hillsboro, IL 62049

Inmate Mail:
Inmate Name & IDOC#
P.O. Box 499
Hillsboro, IL 62049

Phone: (217) 532-6962
Fax: (217) 532-6799

Facility Information

Graham Correctional Center houses several special populations, including substance abuse treatment, sex offender treatment and inmates in a kidney dialysis program. Graham continues to offer numerous academic and vocational programs.

Graham Correctional Center is a medium security adult male correctional facility located two miles southeast of Hillsboro on Route 185. Graham is located on 117 acres and has 50 buildings within the facility.

Inmate Programs


  • ABE (Adult Basic Education)
  • GED (General Education Development)


  • Construction Occupation
  • Auto Body
  • Auto Mechanics
  • Custodial Maintenance
  • Computer Technology
  • Business Management
  • Cooperative Work Training Program
  • Print Management
  • Job Preparation


  • Furniture Making

Volunteer Services:

  • Religious Services


  • Orientation
  • Title 1
  • Special Education
  • TRAC I and II
  • Parole School I and II
  • Lifestyle Redirection
  • Life Skills
  • Substance Abuse
  • Leisure Time Activity
  • Library
  • Sex Offender Program
  • Chaplaincy
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Narcotics Anonymous