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Lincoln Correctional Center

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Facility Data

Lincoln Correctional Center
Opened: September 1984
*Operational Capacity: 1,019
Minimum Security Adult Male
**Population: 576
Average Annual Cost Per Offender: $25,962 (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 facility is on Administrative Quarantine with no visits. Phone calls and video visits will continue as normal.

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.

Lincoln Correctional Center

8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. seven (7) days a week.  Offenders are permitted seven (7) visits per month, with no more than three (3) on weekends or holidays.  All visitors must arrive by 6:00 p.m.

Video Visitation Hours
Sunday through Saturday 8:30am – 10:30am; 12:30pm – 2:30pm; 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Visitors should log on to the GTL 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.
Video Visitation Guidelines

Facility Address

Business Mail:
1098 1350th Street
P.O. Box 549

Lincoln, IL 62656 

Inmate Mail:
Inmate Name & IDOC#
P.O. Box 549
Lincoln, IL 62656 

Phone: (217) 735-5411
Fax: (217) 735-5381

Facility Information

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

The Lincoln Correctional Center is in Logan County in the City of Lincoln that consists of a total of 14 buildings, which comprise approximately 25 acres. Of the 14 buildings making up the facility, 11 are located within a double security fence surrounded by five strategically located towers. The living units consist of five dorm style housing units along with a segregation unit and a 7-bed health care unit.

Inmate Programs


  • ABE (Adult Basic Education)
  • GED (General Education Development)
  • Associate of Liberal Studies
  • Associate of Arts


  • Business Management
  • Commercial Custodian
  • Computer Technology I & II
  • Construction Occupations
  • Food Services
  • Horticulture


  • Furniture Shop

Volunteer Services:

  • Assistance with religious activities
  • Storybook Program
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Incarcerated Veterans Transition Programs


  • Job Preparedness
  • Life Skills
  • Youthful Offender Program
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Anger Management
  • Parenting Classes
  • Leisure Time Activity
  • Library/Law Library
  • Chaplaincy
  • Community Work Crews
  • Lifestyle Redirection
  • Trac 1
  • Toast Masters