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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.



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 Menard Medium Security Unit, you must sign up at least seven days in advance.

Video Visitation

Facility Address

Business Mail:
711 Kaskaskia Street
Menard, IL  62259

Individual in Custody Mail:
Individual in Custody 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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Individual in Custody 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