Utility Links


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 Individual: $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 with limited visits. Please call the facility for visiting status.

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 and a half-hour time slot are limited to ensure social distancing measures are closely followed. Phase 3, which takes effect January 31, 2022, requires proof of vaccination, an approved vaccination exemption, or a vaccination exemption under review by IDOC to enter an Illinois Department of Corrections facility. To visit Illinois River Correctional Center, you must sign up at least seven days in advance.

Video Visitation

Video visitation hours are Sunday through Saturday 8:30a to 2:30p and 4:00p to 5:30p. Visitors should log on 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

Individual in Custody Mail:
Individual in Custody 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 individuals in custody through a system of incarceration, supervision, programs and services designed to return appropriate individuals in custody 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 individuals in custody housed there. The facility sits on a 100-acre site, with 40 acres enclosed by fencing. The facility also houses general population individuals in custody .

Individual in Custody 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