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Dixon Correctional Center

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Justin Wilks, Day-to-Day Warden

Facility Data

Dixon Correctional Center
Opened: July 1983
*Operational Capacity: 1,853
*Dixon Psych Unit Operational Capacity: 213
*Dixon Special Treatment Center Operational Capacity: 462
Medium Security Adult Male
**Population: 1,877
Average Annual Cost Per Offender: $34,249 (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 Dixon Correctional Center, you must sign up at least seven days in advance.

Video Visitation Hours

Sunday through Saturday 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Visitors should log on to the GTL site 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

Video Visitation Guidelines



Facility Address

Business Mail:
2600 N. Brinton Avenue
Dixon, IL 61021

Inmate Mail:
Inmate Name & IDOC#
2600 N. Brinton Avenue
Dixon, IL 61021
  

Phone: (815) 288-5561
Fax: (815) 288-9713

Facility Information

Dixon Correctional Center fully supports the mission of the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) through the development of security levels and supervision of offenders. A major focus of the center's mission is to provide a comprehensive mental health program to address the individual and group needs of the mentally ill. The center strives to provide a safe and secure environment where mentally ill and /or developmentally disabled offenders, who are in need of placement in a correctional psychiatric setting, will have the opportunity to participate in treatment and educational programs that will assist them in their ability to function productively, both within the correctional setting and in their communities upon release.

Dixon Correctional Center is distinct in its size as IDOC's largest medium security facility and is unique in its diversity. The administration of the facility is divided into specialized areas that include units housing general population inmates, older inmates with special needs, inmates with disabilities as well as an infirmary. The Special Treatment Center (STC) is medium security center that houses both mentally ill and developmentally disabled inmates. The Dixon Psychiatric Unit is a multi-security unit, which serves as IDOC's primary psychiatric correctional facility. Both the Special Treatment Center and Dixon Psychiatric Unit serve the needs of the mentally handicapped and developmentally disabled offenders by providing programs geared specifically toward a "special needs" population as well as a therapeutic environment.

The Dixon Correctional Center is situated on 462 acres of land just north of the city of Dixon, with 125 acres inside the perimeter fence. The facility sidewalks, signage, parking and other walkway areas are all in compliance with American Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.

Inmate Programs

Academic:

  • ABE (Adult Basic Education)
  • GED (General Education Development)
  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Liberal Studies

Vocational:

  • Commercial Custodial (GP)
  • Bachelor Living (STC)
  • Building Maintenance (STC)
  • Laundry and Dry Cleaning (STC)
  • Small Business Management (GP)
  • Cosmetology (GP)
  • Commercial Cooking (GP)
  • Construction Occupations (GP)

Industries:

  • Eyeglass

Volunteer Services:

  • Religious Programs (Worship and Bible study)
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Literacy Program

Other:

  • Life Skills
  • Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program
  • Leisure Time Services
  • Hospice/Adult Care
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Community Work Crews
  • Lifestyle Redirection
  • Reentry Programs