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Illinois River Correctional Center

Tiffanie Clark, Day-to-Day Warden

Facility Data

Illinois River Correctional Center
Opened: October 1989
*Operational Capacity: 1,970
Medium Security Adult Male
**Population: 1,429
Average Annual Cost Per Offender: $25,093 (FY20)

**As of 1/1/21

Illinois River Maximum
Opened: December 13, 2018
*Operational Capacity: 58
Maximum Security Adult Male
***Population: 27

*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 12/31/19



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

Video Visitation Hours

Sunday through Saturday 8:30am – 2:30pm; 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Visitors should log on to the GTL 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

Video Visitation Guidelines

Facility Address

Physical Address:
1300 W. Locust Street
Canton, IL 61520

Business Mail:
P.O. Box 999
Canton, IL 61520

Inmate Mail:
Inmate Name & IDOC#
P.O. Box 999
Canton, IL 61520

Phone: (309) 647-7030
Fax: (309) 647-0353


Facility Information

The primary mission of Illinois River Correctional Center is to protect the public from criminal offenders through a system of incarceration, supervision, programs and services designed to return appropriate offenders to the community with skills and attitudes that will help them become useful and productive citizens.

Illinois River Correctional Center is a medium security adult male correctional facility consisting of a total of 29 buildings, which comprise more than 409,000 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. In addition, the center has a special management unit, which provides special security for inmates housed there. The facility sits on a 100-acre site, with 40 acres enclosed by fencing. The facility also houses general population inmates.

Inmate Programs


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


  • Construction Technology
  • Horticulture
  • Automotive Technology
  • Career Technology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Electronics Technology


  • Bakery


  • Life Skills
  • Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Leisure Time Activity
  • Volunteer Services
  • Chaplaincy
  • Library
  • Community Work Crews