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Stateville Minimum Security Unit

Randy Pfister, 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.

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.

Minimum security visits are 8:00-7:30pm (weekends and holidays)

Visitors must arrive by 5:30pm.
All visits are limited two hours on weekends and one hour on holidays.

Video Visitation Hours
Sunday through Saturday 4:00p to 8:00p
Visitors should log on to the GTL 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