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Illinois River Correctional Center

Cherryle Hinthorne, 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


The facility is on lockdown. No visits are allowed

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
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.  All visitors must arrive by 2:30p.m. 

Segregation and diagnostic program inmates
10:00am to 2:00pm, Monday through Friday
Visitors must arrive by 12:00pm

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