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Big Muddy River Correctional Center

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Greg Morgenthaler, Warden

Facility Data

Big Muddy River Correctional Center
Opened: March 1993
*Operational Capacity: 1,962
Medium Security Adult Male
**Population: 1,084
Average Annual Cost Per Offender: $30,380 (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

Visitation

 

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 Big Muddy River Correctional Center, you must sign up at least seven days in advance.

Video Visitation Hours

Sunday through Saturday 8:30 am - 2:30 pm; 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Visitors should log on to the GTL site 15 minutes prior to scheduled start time.

Video Visitation Guidelines

Facility Address

Business Mail:
251 N. Illinois Highway 37
Ina, IL 62846

Inmate Mail:
Inmate Name & IDOC#
251 N. Illinois Highway 37
Ina, IL 62846

Phone: (618) 437-5300
Fax: (618) 437-5627

Facility Information

The Big Muddy River Correctional Center's most important goal is to ensure that the employees have a safe and secure environment in which to work, while at the same time, ensuring that offenders housed at the facility are afforded the opportunity to live in a safe and humane environment that is conducive to programming opportunities. The various programming opportunities are designed to assist inmates in bettering themselves so that they may become prepared for life in the community upon release.

The Big Muddy River Correctional Center is a medium security adult male facility, located one mile south of Ina in Jefferson County. The facility consists of a total of 20 buildings, which comprise more than 39,000 square feet. The living units consist of four X-type housing units, one receiving and orientation unit, one segregation unit and a 15-bed health care unit. The facility sits on a 78-acre site, with 38 acres enclosed by fencing.

Inmate Programs

Academic

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

Vocational:

  • Automotive
  • Construction Occupations
  • Horticulture
  • Culinary Arts
  • Youthful Offenders Educational Program for offenders 21 and under

Other:

  • Thinking for a Change
  • Career Technology
  • Reentry Summit
  • Substance Abuse
  • Sex Offender Program
  • SDP (Sexually Dangerous Persons) Treatment Program
  • Anger Management
  • Leisure Time Activity
  • Chaplaincy
  • Library