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Northern Reception and Classification Center

Randy Pfister, Warden 

Facility Data

Northern Reception and Classification Center
Opened: 2004
*Operational Capacity: 1996
**Northern Reception and Classification Center Population: 1,414

*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 6/30/18

Stateville Correctional Center is the parent institution for the Northern Reception and Classification Center.

Visiting Hours

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

Facility Address

Business Mail:
16830 So. Broadway Street
P.O. Box 112

Joliet, IL 60434

Inmate Mail:
Inmate Name & IDOC#
P.O. Box 112

Joliet, IL 60434

Phone: (815) 727-3607
Fax: (815) 727-5511

Facility Information

The Northern Reception and Classification Center (NRC) functions as the major adult male intake and processing unit for the entire state. The NRC contains 1,800 beds in 24 housing units. Within the NRC is also the Stateville Minimum Security Unit.

Offenders admitted to the NRC 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. There is no set time frame for processing an inmate; the processing varies per inmate.