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Graham Correctional Center

Glen Austin, Acting Warden

Facility Data

Graham Correctional Center
Opened: September 1980
*Operational Capacity: 1,596
Medium Security Adult Male
**Population Graham Correctional Center: 1,305
**Population Graham Reception & Classification Center: 23
**Total Population: 1,328
Average Annual Cost Per Offender: $28,998 (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

Graham Correctional Center is the parent institution for Graham Reception and Classification Center.



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.

General Population (Offenders not in C-Grade)

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 no later than 2:30p.m. in order to visit.

General Population and Receiving and Classification Offenders:

  1. Reception & Classification 60 days or less (No Visits)
  2. Reception & Classification in diagnostic status beyond 60 days and Reception & Classification who have been approved to transfer to Graham General Population and have been in Reception Center for more than 60 days:
    1. Visiting hours are 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Mon-Fri No Weekend or Holidays. Visitors will be processed beginning at 8:30 a.m. No visitors will be processed after 1:00 p.m.
    2. Reception and Classification Offenders are allowed two (2) Non-Contact visits per month.
    3. Reception and Receiving Offender visits are limited to two (2) hours.
    4. Only one (1) adult and one (1) lap size child will be allowed to visit Reception and Classification Offenders.
  3. General Populations (Offenders not in C-grade):
    1. Visiting hours are 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Visitors will be processed beginning at 8:30a.m. No visitors will be processed after 2:30 p.m. every day of the week and must arrive before 2:30 p.m.

No visits are allowed for phase I Orientation inmates in R&C who were received 60 days or less from intake.

Segregation & General Population Non-Contact Offenders and C-Grade Offenders:

8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. No weekends or holidays. Visitors must arrive no later than 1:00 p.m. in order to visit. Offenders in Segregation Non-Contact, General Population and C-Grade status are only allowed 1 hour visiting privileges.

Please note, should overcrowding occur, time limits will be established so all visits may be accommodated.

Video Visitation Hours

Sunday through Saturday 8:30am – 2:30pm; 4:30pm – 9:00pm
Visitors should log on to the GTL 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

Video Visitation Guidelines

Facility Address

Physical Address:
12078 Illinois Route 185
Hillsboro, IL 62049

Business Mail:

12078 Illinois Route 185
Hillsboro, IL 62049

Inmate Mail:
Inmate Name & IDOC#
12078 Illinois Route 185
Hillsboro, IL 62049

Phone: (217) 532-6961
Fax: (217) 532-6799

Facility Information

Graham Correctional Center houses several special populations, including substance abuse treatment, sex offender treatment and inmates in a kidney dialysis program. Graham continues to offer numerous academic and vocational programs.

Graham Correctional Center is a medium security adult male correctional facility located two miles southeast of Hillsboro on Route 185. Graham is located on 117 acres and has 50 buildings within the facility.

Inmate Programs


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


  • Auto Body
  • Auto Mechanics
  • ​Career Technologies​
  • Construction Occupation
  • ​Custodial Maintenance


  • Furniture Making

Volunteer Services:

  • Religious Services


  • Orientation
  • Title 1
  • Special Education
  • TRAC I and II
  • Parole School I and II
  • Lifestyle Redirection
  • Life Skills
  • Substance Abuse
  • Leisure Time Activity
  • Library
  • Chaplaincy
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Narcotics Anonymous