Shawnee Correctional Center
Opened: December 1984
*Operational Capacity: 1,863
Medium Security Adult Male
**Shawnee Correctional Center Population: 1,139
Average Annual Cost Per Offender: $23,628 (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
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.
8:30 a.m. to 5:30p.m. seven (7) days a week. Visitors will not be allowed entrance for processing from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Offenders are permitted seven (7) visits per month, with no more than two (2) on weekends or holidays.
Visitors arriving after 3pm will be processed, however, from 3pm-4pm, Offender movement is stopped and Offenders will not be allowed to move to the visiting room until movement resumes. Visitors must arrive no later than 1 hour prior to the end of the visiting session. Visits limited to 3 adults at one time
General Population Offenders may have a total of 6 visits per calendar month, up to 4 hours per visit. Visitors may only visit once per day. Visitors who travel great distances to visit an offender may request extended visits and/or group visits. These requests should be made sufficiently in advance to the Chief Administrative Officer for consideration and notification or approval or denial.
9:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. (daily)
Offenders in Segregation, designated as non-contact visiting restriction, or on room restriction are limited to 2 visits per calendar month, for 1 hour per visit. Visits are limited to 2 adults at one time, immediate family only; immediate family includes mother, father, child, brother, sister, grandmother or grandfather only. If a child can be held on an adult visitor's lap, they will not be counted as one of the two (2) visitors.
Additional Information for All Visits
- Persons age 17 years of age and older must be on offender's approved visiting list. Persons age 10 through 16 years of age who are not a member of the offender's immediate family may be allowed to visit only with notarized written consent of parent or guardian. Immediate family defined as offender's child, sibling, and grandchild, whether step, adopted, half, or whole, and spouses. Persons under age of 17 must be accompanied by an approved visitor who is age 17 or older. Persons under 12 years of age may only be permitted to visit when accompanied by parent or guardian who is an approved visitor or when prior notarized written consent has been given by a parent or guardian who is in the free community for the child to visit when accompanied by a person designated in writing who is an approved visitor and who is at least 17 years of age or older.
- Visitors are required to show photo identification such as a driver's license, a state identification card or acceptable documentation of non-US citizenship including a current passport, Visa, or Matricula, and documentation that includes their date of birth.
- Any person who has been convicted of a criminal offense or who has criminal charges pending, including but not limited to, an individual on bond, parole, mandatory supervised release, or probation or an ex-offender, may visit an offender only with prior written approval of the Warden. Individuals who require such approval must obtain this written approval for
- All visitors, their vehicle, and their property are subject to search.
- The dress code will be strictly enforced. Visitors must be appropriately dressed or the visit will not be permitted at the discretion of the Shift Commander. Inappropriate, revealing clothing is not allowed, such as short skirts or dresses, wrap-around skirts, short shorts, see-through or low cut blouses, break-away pants, Spandex bodysuits, clothing that allows underclothing to be visible, clothes with holes in suggestive areas. Females must wear a bra and underwear. Clothing must be in good taste and not advertise or suggest anything illegal, gang-related, or of a sexual nature. With the exception of religious headgear, no hats, gloves, scarves or headbands are allowed.
- Visitors and offenders may not exchange any item during a visit, absent prior approval of Warden.
- Smoking is not permitted at the facility.
- Inappropriate behavior of a visitor or possession of contraband may result in a temporary or permanent visiting restriction. Visitors must follow all rules posted in the visiting room. Contraband discovered in the possession of an offender either during or after a visit will be assumed to have been introduced by the offender's visitor(s).
- The Warden may further restrict or limit visits at any time due to the availability of space and staff, institutional emergencies, lockdowns and for a reasonable period of time thereafter, or for violations of state or federal law or department rules by the offender or visitor. For additional information, contact the Warden's Office at 618-658-8331.
- A vending card must be purchased for $5 in order to use the vending machines.
Video Visitation Hours
Sunday through Saturday 8:30a to 2:30p; 4:30p to 5:30p
Visitors should log on to the GTL 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.
Please note offenders may receive up to 4 video visits per week.
Video Visitation Guidelines
6665 State Route 146 East
Vienna, IL 62995
Inmate Name & IDOC#
6665 State Route 146 East
Vienna, IL 62995
Phone: (618) 658-8331
Fax: (618) 658-4014
The mission statement of Shawnee Correctional Center is to provide for the protection of society through the humane and secure incarceration of adult male offenders, based upon a foundation of legislative and judicial decisions. The administration is committed toward instilling responsibility and mature decision making in its offenders. By providing extensive and high quality educational programs, work assignment opportunities, public service, leisure time activities and religious avenues, the institution is expected to go far beyond the provision of the minimum necessities of food, sanitation, clothing, housing and medical services to the offenders at the facility.
The Shawnee Correctional Center is a medium security adult male facility and is located in rural Johnson County in southern Illinois.
Shawnee Correctional Center consists of a 24 buildings, totaling 369,029 square feet. The living units consist of four X-type units, one receiving and orientation unit, two segregation units and a 16-bed health care unit. The facility sits on 60 acres with 40 acres inside the fence.
- ABE (Adult Basic Education)
- GED (General Education Development)
- Commercial Custodial
- Auto Mechanics
- Youthful Offender Counseling
- Career Technology
- Metal fabrication services, including welding
- Outdoor recreational furniture and specialty fabrication items
- Recycling - Go Green Initiative
- Religious Volunteers
- Life Skills
- Drug Education
- Anger Management
- Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program
- Leisure Time Activity