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Lawrence Correctional Center 

Stephen Duncan, Warden 

Facility Data

Lawrence Correctional Center
Opened: November 2001
*Operational Capacity: 2,458
Medium Security Adult Male
**Population: 2,367
Average Annual Cost Per Inmate: $16,628 (FY13)

*As of 5/31/2014. Reflects bed space capacity analysis as outlined in the July 1, 2014 Quarterly Report to the Legislature.

**As of 7/1/14

Visiting Hours


Visitor ADA Accommodations

IDOC Visitation Rules and Information

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.

Lawrence Correctional Center's Visiting Rules

General Population

8:30 a.m. to 5:30p.m. seven (7) days a week.  Offenders are permitted six (6) visits per month, with no more than two (2) on weekends or holidays.

All visits will be unlimited in length; however, should overcrowding occur, time limits will be established so all visits may be accommodated.

Segregation/Non-Contact Restriction

Daily 9:00a.m. to 2:00p.m.

No visits will be processed more than thirty minutes before the beginning of the visitation session and visitors must be checked in no later than one hour prior to the end of the visiting session.  Please refer to attached Visiting Rules and Regulations for additional visiting information

Facility Address

Business Mail:
10940 Lawrence Road
Sumner, IL 62466 

Inmate Mail:
Inmate Name & IDOC#
10930 Lawrence Road
Sumner, IL 62466

Phone: (618) 936-2064
Fax: (618) 936-2577

Facility Information

The mission of Lawrence Correctional Center is to provide for the protection of society through the humane and secure incarceration of the adult male offenders based upon the foundation of legislative and judicial decisions. The institution's administration is committed toward the instilling of responsibility and mature decision making in its offenders. The institution is expected to go far beyond the provision of the minimum necessities of food, sanitation, clothing, housing and medical services to the offenders of the facility by providing extensive and high quality educational programs, work assignment opportunities, leisure time activities and religious services.


Lawrence Correctional Center is a Medium Security Adult Male facility located in southeastern Illinois. The facility consists of 16 buildings, which comprise more than 364,000 square feet. The warehouse, mailroom, vehicle maintenance and maintenance departments are located outside of the perimeter fence, which assists in the safety and security of the facility. Lawrence Correctional Center consists of approximately 56 acres on a 160-acre sight. The eight housing units are T-design with a segregation unit and health care unit. The facility is ADA (American Disabilities Act) approved and houses several ADA offenders.


Inmate Programs


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


  • Commercial Custodial
  • Baccalaureate Courses
  • Print Management
  • Food Service Tech
  • Career Technologies

Volunteer Services:

  • Chaplaincy
  • Tutor Training/Literacy Development
  • Story Book Program
  • Father’s Initiative


  • Substance Abuse Education
  • Leisure Time Activity
  • Chaplaincy
  • Library
  • TRAC I
  • Lifestyle Redirection
  • Parole School
  • Monthly “Hot Topics”
  • New Offender Orientation
  • Re-Entry Summits