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Pinckneyville Correctional Center


David Mitchell, Warden

Facility Data

Pinckneyville Correctional Center
Opened: October 1998
*Operational Capacity: 2,389
Medium Security Adult Male
**Population Pinckneyville Correctional Center: 1,586
**Population Du Quoin Impact Incarceration Program (IIP): 0
**Total Population: 1,586
Average Annual Cost Per Offender: $25,599 (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

Pinckneyville Correctional Center is the parent institution for Du Quoin Structured Impact Program (DQSIP).



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

Video Visitation Hours
Sunday through Saturday 8:00a to 9:00a; 1:00p to 2:00p; 6:00p to 8:00p
Visitors should log on to the GTL 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.
Video Visitation Guidelines

Facility Address

Business Mail:
5835 State Route 154
Pinckneyville, IL 62274

Inmate Mail:
Inmate Name & IDOC#
5835 State Route 154​
Pinckneyville, IL 62274

Phone: (618) 357-9722
Fax: (618) 357-2083

Facility Information

The mission of Pinckneyville Correctional Center, as a medium security adult male facility, is to provide for the protection of the public through the humane and secure incarceration of adult male offenders, based upon the foundation of legislative and judicial decisions. The institution's administration is committed toward instilling responsibility and mature decision making in its offenders. By providing extensive and high-quality educational programs, work assignment opportunities, leisure time activities and religious avenues, the goal of the facility is to go far beyond the minimum necessities of food, sanitation, clothing, housing and medical services to the offenders of the facility. The administration and staff of the facility strive to maintain a clean and safe environment for the offender population, encouraging a positive adjustment while acquiring employment skills and educational advancements that will lend to rehabilitation and reduced recidivism. Security measures are maintained to a strict degree to further ensure the safety of the community, offenders and staff. New reentry programming has been established to further encourage the successful transition of its offenders as productive citizens within communities through structured programming.

The center is comprised of 19 buildings, totaling 434,000 square feet, contained on 148 acres of land. The institution consists of five X-design housing units, four of which are strictly dedicated for general population and one which uses two wings housing general population and two wings dedicated as segregation. The center has living accommodations built to American Disabilities Act (ADA) specifications, meeting the needs of its disabled population. A total of 64 beds are reserved for inmates, who are qualified individuals with a disability.

Click here for information about Pinckneyville Correctional Center's sustainability efforts.

Inmate Programs


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


  • Construction Occupations
  • Food Service


  • Reentry Programming
  • TRAC I
  • Lifestyle Redirection
  • Parole School
  • Safer Return Program
  • Chaplaincy