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Pontiac Medium Security Unit

Mindi Nurse, Acting Warden

Facility Data

Pontiac Medium Security Unit
Opened: 1937
*Operational Capacity: 431
Medium Security Adult Male
**Population Pontiac Medium Security Unit: 351

*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

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



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.

8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily. Visitors must arrive by 1:30 p.m. to be processed.

Video Visitation

Video Visitation Guidelines

Facility Address

Physical Address:
700 West Lincoln Street
Pontiac, IL 61764

Business Mail:
P.O. Box 99
Pontiac, IL 61764


Individual in Custody Mail:
Individual in Custody Name & IDOC#

P.O. Box 99
Pontiac, IL 61764

Phone: (815) 842-2816

Fax: (815) 842-3420

Facility Information

Pontiac Medium Security Unit is located on the grounds of Pontiac Correctional Center. It is a medium security adult male facility located in Livingston County.

The mission of the Pontiac Correctional Center is to protect the general public through incarceration, supervision, programs and services designated to return individuals in custody to the community with the skills to be useful and productive citizens.

Individual in Custody  Programs


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


  • Substance Abuse Education
  • Inside Out Dads
  • Lifestyle Redirection
  • Better Man/Better Dad
  • Peoria Job Partnership
  • Convicted to Change
  • Transformed Life
  • Storybook Reading Project