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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


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

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 Centralia Correctional Center, you must sign up at least seven days in advance.

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