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Stateville Minimum Security Unit

David Gomez, Warden

Facility Data

Stateville Minimum Security Unit
Opened: October 2003
*Operational Capacity: 192
Minimum Security Adult Male
**Population: 183

*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 1/13/19

Stateville Correctional Center is the parent institution for Stateville Minimum Security Unit.


The facility is on lockdown. No visits are allowed

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-hour time slot are limited to ensure social distancing measures are closely followed. Phase two, which takes effect June 2021, loosens restrictions for visitors and incarcerated people who are fully vaccinated. At this time, each incarcerated person is permitted three visits per month. To visit Stateville Minimum Security Unit, you must sign up at least seven days in advance.

Video Visitation

It has come to the Department’s attention that GTL video visitation opportunities have been limited for individuals who solely rely on Apple products for video visits. As a result, the Department is offering Webex as an alternative video visitation platform for families and loved ones who rely on Apple products. GTL will provide FREE video visits for their users until the GTL platform is compatible with Apple products. Webex visits will also be free. Please note that video visits provided by GTL and Webex will be subject to monitoring and recording.

If you are an Android user, please click here to schedule a visit.

If you are an Apple (iPhone) user, please click here to schedule a visit.

Video visitation hours are Sunday through Saturday 4:00p to 8:00p. Visitors should log on 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

Video Visitation Guidelines

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

Stateville Correctional Center's mission is to encourage and promote a climate of safe and secure conditions in which offenders and staff can develop positive attitudes and encourage work and program opportunities and experiences that guide offenders toward reintegration into the community. The Stateville Minimum Security Unit (MSU) is located within the Northern Reception and Classification Center, and can house up to 384 offenders in two units.

Stateville Minimum Security Unit consist of a multi-purpose building for recreational and educational programs, offender dining room, and two housing units that can house up to 384 offenders. Offenders assigned to MSU perform various work assignments throughout the Northern Reception Center, Stateville Proper and MSU.

Inmate Programs


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


  • Barbering
  • Volunteer Services:
  • Chaplaincy
  • Counseling
  • Choir
  • Religious Bible Studies


  • Community Work Crews
  • Library
  • Life Style Redirection
  • Like Skills
  • Smart Group
  • Re-entry Summits
  • Anger Management