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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 Offender: $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

Visiting Hours

The facility is on lockdown. No visits are allowed

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

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 5:30 p.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 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 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. seven (7) days a week. Offenders are permitted seven (7) visits per month; however, only one (1) per month is permitted on a weekend.

Visitors will be processed beginning at 8:00 a.m. No visitors will be processed after 1 p.m. Segregation offender visits are limited to one (1) hour. Please refer to attached Visiting Rules and Regulations for additional visiting information.

Administrative Detention

Daily 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. seven (7) days a week. Visitors will be processed beginning at 8:00 a.m. No visitors will be processed after 1 p.m.
Phase I - Two 1-hour visits per month (non-contact). Phase I offenders will not be afforded split visits.
Phase II - Three 2-hour visits per month (non-contact).
Phase III - Five 2-hour visits per month (with Meet & Greet as security measures allow).
Phase II and Phase III offenders will be allowed two adult visitors at a time. A split visit will count as two visits.

Video Visitation Hours
Sunday through Saturday 8:00am – 11:00am; 12:00pm – 3:30pm; 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Visitors should log on to the GTL 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

Please note offenders may receive up to 4 video visits per week.
Video Visitation Guidelines

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

Lawrence Correctional Center is committed to public safety and offender habilitation by providing efficient correctional services through secure and humane facility operations. Utilizing evidence-based programming and enhanced offender 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 offender 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 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