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Menard Medium Security Unit

Anthony Wills, Warden

Facility Data

Menard Medium Security Unit
Opened: May 1996
*Operational Capacity: 442
Medium Security Adult Male
**Population Menard Medium Security Unit: 394

*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 6/30/18

Menard Correctional Center is the parent institution for Menard Medium Security Unit.

Visiting Hours

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

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.

Menard Correctional Center’s Visiting Rules and Regulations

Visiting Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily. Sign in time is from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Visitors will not be processed for a visit during shift change (2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.). Visits may last as long as time and room allows. In no case will visits be allowed past the established visiting hours.

Offenders not under visit restriction are allowed five (5) visits per month.  Three (3) adult visitors may visit simultaneously.  This number includes children three (3) years or older.  When more than six (6) visitors (three years or older) visit, it will be counted as two (2) visits.

NOTE:  If the child is under the age of three (3) and can be held on an adult visitor’s lap, they will not be counted as one of the three (3) visitors.

Facility Address

Business Mail:
711 Kaskaskia Street
Menard, IL  62259

Inmate Mail:
Inmate Name & IDOC#
P.O. Box 1000
Menard, IL  62259

Phone:  (618) 826-5071
Fax:  (618) 826-1141

Facility Information

Menard Medium Security Unit is located on the grounds of Menard Correctional Center, located in Randolph County.  It is an X-house design, and is a medium security adult male facility.

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Inmate Programs


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


  • Job Preparation
  • Parole School
  • Re-Entry Summits
  • Life Style Redirection
  • Orientation
  • Trac 1
  • Community Work Crews