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Kewanee Life Skills Re-Entry Center

John Burle, Warden

Facility Data

Kewanee Life Skills Re-Entry Center
Opened: (February 16, 2017)​
*Operational Capacity: 682
Multi-Security Adult Male
**Population: 153
Average Annual Cost Per Offender: $68,489 (FY20)

*Operational capacity is the maximum amount of beds a facility has; to include all health care, crisis, segregation, protective custody, isolation, R&Cs, and future beds that are down for repair. Data reflects a bed space capacity census that was conducted in CY19.

**As of 1/1/21

Visiting Hours

The facility is on Administrative Quarantine with no visits. Phone calls and video visits will continue as normal.

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.

General Population Contact/Non-Contact Visits

9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. daily.  Sign in time is from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. No visits are processed from 2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. for shift change.

Should overcrowding become an issue, visits will be reduced to two hours.

Contact Visits:  Three (3) adult visitors may visit simultaneously.  This number includes children three (3) years and older.

Non-Contact Visits:  Visits are a maximum of one (1) hour.

NOTE:  If a child is under the age of three (3) and can be held on an adult visitor’s lap, they will not be counted as one of the three (3) visitors.

Orientation status offenders (offenders who have been at the facility 14 days or less) are not permitted visits with the exception of legal visits.

Segregation Non-Contact Visits

8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Monday - Friday
Visitors must be signed in by 12:00 p.m.  Visits are a maximum of one (1) hour.

Segregation offenders may only visit once per day.  Two (2) adult visitors may visit simultaneously.  This number includes children three (3) years and older.  Each adult may accompany one (1) child less than three (3) years old.

NOTE: If a child is under the age of three (3) and can be held on an adult visitor’s lap, they will not be counted as one of the two (2) visitors.

Infirmary Visits

If an offender’s condition allows, visitation will be done in the Visiting Room.  In the case where a patient’s condition does not allow for visitation in the Visiting Room, a visit may be approved in the Infirmary.  This must be approved by the Warden or their designee only.  Such visits will be one (1) hour or less in duration depending on the offender s condition and treatment program.  No vending items are permitted.

Attorney/Clergy/Agency Visits

Legal visitors and government officials who request to visit an offender for the purpose of conducting business on behalf of the Department or other governmental agency shall be exempt from completing the Perspective Visitor’s Information form.  Legal visitors and government officials shall be required to list only their names and business address on the Visitor Sign-In Log.  Legal visitors and government officials shall be required to show photo identification including government identification, official credentials, attorney registration or law student certification.  Legal Visits will be arranged through the Litigation Coordinator at least two days in advance.  Attorneys, student lawyers, etc. need not be on the inmates visiting list.

Special Clergy visitation will be approved in advance through the A/W of Programs.  The requesting clergy must provide proof of legitimacy prior to entering the facility.  Bibles and Korans are allowed during Pastoral Counseling.

Government agencies must coordinate with the A/W Operations prior to visiting​.

Video Visitation Hours

Sunday through Saturday 8:30am – 1:30pm; 3:00pm – 8:00pm
Visitors should log on to the GTL 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

Video Visitation Guidelines

Facility Address

2021 Kentville Road
Kewanee, IL 61443

Business Mail:

2021 Kentville Rd.

Kewanee, IL 61443


Inmate Mail:
Inmate Name & IDOC#

2021 Kentville Rd.

Kewanee, IL 61443



Phone: (309) 852-4601
Fax: (309) 852-3589 

Facility Information

The main objective of the Kewanee Life Skills Re-Entry Center is to build valuable life skills and prepare offenders for reentry into society while maintaining safety and security. The center will focus on offenders who are ready to make needed changes in order to successfully reintegrate into their community. The facility will offer educational, job readiness and cognitive behavior therapy courses to offenders who have one to four years left on their sentence and qualify for placement at the center.

Offender Programs


Pre-vocational and re-entry related Life Skills

ABE (Adult Basic Education)

HSE (High School Equivalency)





Restaurant Management

Custodial Maintenance



Volunteer Services:

Alcoholics Anonymous

Worship Services

Religious Studies

Day With Dad

Job Partnership


Clinical Services:

Thinking 4 a Change (NIC)

Criminal and Addictive Thinking (Hazelden)

Socialization (Hazelden)

Cultural Self Awareness (Hazelden)

Impact of Crimes (US Dept. of Justice/Office of the Victim Advocate-Penn. Dept. of Corrections)

Brief Intervention (TCU)

12 Step Mapping (TCU)

Drug & Alcohol Education (Hazelden)

Substance Abuse Therapy Sessions


Mental Health Services:

Trauma (SPARCS)

Veteran’s Trauma Group (Veteran’s Administration)

Applied Anger Management (TCU)

Wellness Workshop I-Depression (UC San Francisco)

Wellness Workshop II-Anxiety

Responding to Grief (University of Texas)

Critical Thinking Workshop

Survivor’s Support Group (SAMSA)

Overcoming Domestic Violence (National Training Project)

Abused Boys, Wounded Men (Hazeldon)

Exploring Relationships and Marriage with Fragile Families (CFWD Center for Families)

My Emotional Life-Mindfulness

Stepping Up and Stepping Out-De-Institutionalization Group

Therapeutic Enrichment Programs

     -Art as Coping (presented with Education, LTS)

     -Creative Writing (presented with Education)

     -Two Roads Literary/Art Program (presented with Education, LTS)

     -Inside Out Dads (presented with Clinical)