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Kewanee Life Skills Re-Entry Center

Leonta Jackson, 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



Visitor ADA Accommodations

IDOC Visitation Rules and Information—please review before visiting

The Illinois Department of Corrections is implementing a multi-phase plan to resume in-person visits as safely as possible. The number of visitors per two and a half-hour time slot are limited to ensure social distancing measures are closely followed. Phase 3, which takes effect January 31, 2022, requires proof of vaccination, an approved vaccination exemption, or a vaccination exemption under review by IDOC to enter an Illinois Department of Corrections facility. To visit Kewanee Life Skills Reentry Center, you must sign up at least seven days in advance.

Video Visitation

Video visitation hours are Sunday through Saturday 8:30a to 1:30p and 3:00p to 8:00p. Visitors should log on 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)