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Lincoln Correctional Center

Tiona Farrington, Warden

Facility Data

Lincoln Correctional Center
Opened: September 1984
*Operational Capacity: 1,019
Minimum Security Adult Male
**Population: 576
Average Annual Cost Per Individual: $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



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

Video Visitation

Video visitation hours are Sunday through Saturday 8:30a to 10:30a, 12:30p to 2:30p and 4:00p to 8:00p. Visitors should log on 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

Individual in Custody Mail:
Individual in Custody 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 individuals in custody based upon a foundation of legislative and judicial decisions. The administration is committed toward instilling responsibility and mature decision-making in its individuals in custody . 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 individuals in custody .

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.

Individual in Custody  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 Individual in Custody Program
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Anger Management
  • Parenting Classes
  • Leisure Time Activity
  • Library/Law Library
  • Chaplaincy
  • Community Work Crews
  • Lifestyle Redirection
  • Trac 1
  • Toast Masters