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Centralia Correctional Center

Christopher Thompson, Warden

Facility Data

Centralia Correctional Center
Opened: October 1980
*Operational Capacity: 1,572
Medium Security Adult Male
**Population: 1,158
Average Annual Cost Per Offender: $32,196 (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

Visiting Hours

The facility is on lockdown. No visits are allowed

Visitor ADA Accommodations

IDOC Visitation Rules and Information—please review before visiting

Centralia Correctional Center Visitation Hours, Rules and Regulations

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.

The following visiting hours are currently in effect for inmate visitors at the Centralia Correctional Center:

General population
8:30 a.m. to 5:30p.m. seven (7) days a week.  Offenders are permitted seven (7) visits per month, with no more than two (2) on weekends or holidays.  Visitors must arrive at the facility no later than 2:00p.m.

8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. All non-contact visits must be in by 1:00 p.m. In addition, there will be no weekend or holiday segregation/non-contact visits.

All visiting rules and regulations must be strictly adhered to by inmates and inmate visitors. Failure to comply may result in disciplinary action, as appropriate, and may also result in permanent or temporary restriction of visiting privileges for the inmate visitor. ​​

Video Visitation Hours

Sunday through Saturday 8:30 am to 11:30 am; 1:00 to 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:
9330 Shattuc Road
P.O. Box 1266
Centralia, IL 62801

Inmate Mail:
Inmate Name & IDOC#
P.O. Box 7711
Centralia, IL 62801

Phone: (618) 533-4111
Fax: (618) 533-4112

Facility Information

The Centralia Correctional Center strives to create a healthful environment, which provides the individual offender a humane and secure term of incarceration. It is a medium security adult male facility.

The facility consists of 46 buildings, which comprise of 335,689 square feet. The living units consist of three housing unit clusters with a total of 14 housing units, one receiving unit, one segregation unit and a 15-bed health care unit. The facility sits on 100 acres with 50 acres enclosed by fencing.

Inmate Programs


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


  • Recycling Program
  • Sewing Shop

Volunteer Services:

  • Chaplaincy
  • Volunteer Literacy


  • Library
  • Life Skills
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Leisure Time Services
  • Chaplaincy
  • Lifestyles Redirection Program
  • TRAC 1
  • Reentry Summits