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Graham Reception and Classification Center

Glen Austin, Warden

Facility Data

Graham Reception & Classification Center
Opened: 1997

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



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 certification.

Receiving and Classification Individuals in Custody :

  1. Reception & Classification 60 days or less (No Visits)
  2. Reception & Classification in diagnostic status beyond 60 days and Reception & Classification who have been approved to transfer to Graham General Population and have been in Reception Center for more than 60 days:
    1. Visiting hours are 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Mon-Fri No Weekend or Holidays. Visitors will be processed beginning at 8:30 a.m. No visitors will be processed after 1:00 p.m.
    2. Reception and Classification Individuals in Custody are allowed two (2) Non-Contact visits per month.
    3. Reception and Receiving Individual in Custody visits are limited to two (2) hours.
    4. Only one (1) adult and one (1) lap size child will be allowed to visit Reception and Classification Individuals in Custody .

Facility Address

Physical Address:
12078 Illinois Route 185
Hillsboro, IL 62049

Business Mail:
12078 Illinois Route 185
Hillsboro, IL 62049

Individual in Custody Mail:
Individual in Custody Name & IDOC#
12078 Illinois Route 185
Hillsboro, IL 62049

Phone:  (217) 532-6961
Fax:  (217) 532-6799

Facility Information

The Graham Reception & Classification unit is an adult male intake and processing unit, responsible for orientating individuals in custody newly admitted to the Illinois Department of Corrections from certain committing counties to the department.

Individuals in custody admitted to the Graham R&C are in reception status. They remain in reception status until they are transferred to a permanent institution. Privileges and movement are limited at the reception center. The average length of stay is 3 weeks to 2 months; however, it may be longer due to court writ, medical hold, bed space availability, an early release date, or other considerations.