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Lawrence Correctional Center


Dr. Deanna Brookhart, Warden

Facility Data

Lawrence Correctional Center
Opened: November 2001
*Operational Capacity: 2,380
Medium Security Adult Male
**Population: 1,796
Average Annual Cost Per Individual: $23,191 (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



The change machine in the visitor entrance will be down until further notice. All visitors are required to place personal belongings in a locker, which must be purchased for $.50. Visitors will be required to bring $.50 and please note the lockers take quarters only. The facility will be unable to make change for visitors.

Visitor ADA Accommodations

IDOC Visitation Rules and Information

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

In-person visitation hours are Sunday through Saturday 8:00am – 10:30am; 10:45am – 1:15pm; 1:30pm - 4:00pm and 4:30pm – 7:00pm.

Video Visitation

Video Visitation Guidelines

Facility Address

Business Mail:
10940 Lawrence Road
Sumner, IL 62466

Individual in Custody Mail:
Individual in Custody Name & IDOC#
10930 Lawrence Road
Sumner, IL 62466

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

Facility Information

Lawrence Correctional Center is committed to public safety and individual in custody habilitation by providing efficient correctional services through secure and humane facility operations. Utilizing evidence-based programming and enhanced individual in custody mental health treatment service delivery, habilitation, successful reentry into the community and the reduction of recidivism are prioritized. By establishing a learning environment, the focus for individual in custody cognitive and behavioral modification will be delivered via a service approach in education, recreation, religious and medical treatment opportunities. Lawrence Correctional Center promotes a team building administrative model with innovation, collaboration and high performance emphasized for positive staff morale and overall job satisfaction.

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 individuals in custody .

Individual in Custody 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 Individual in Custody Orientation
  • Re-Entry Summits