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Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center

Sharlette Rodgers, Warden

Facility Data

Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center
Opened: August 1995
*Operational Capacity: 631
Minimum Security Adult Male
**Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center Population: 376
**Southwestern Illinois Work Camp Population: 1
**Total Population: 377
Average Annual Cost Per Offender: $46,146 (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

Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center is the parent institution for Southwestern Illinois Work Camp.



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

Video Visitation

Video visitation hours are Sunday through Saturday 8:00a to 11:30a, 12:30p to 2:30p and 5:30p to 9:00p. Visitors should log on 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

Video Visitation Guidelines

Facility Address

Business Mail:
950 Kingshighway Street
East St. Louis, IL 62203

Inmate Mail:
Inmate Name & IDOC#
P.O. Box 129
East St. Louis, IL 62203 

Phone: (618) 394-2200
Fax: (618) 394-2228

Facility Information

The Mission of Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center (SWICC) is to protect the public from criminal offenders through a system of incarceration, while providing a safe and secure environment for offenders, as well as programs and services which are designed to assist them in successful re-entry into the free community. SWICC is a totally dedicated substance abuse treatment community. Each department participates in the offender recovery process by evaluating and assessing the performance of the offenders under its direction. All offenders housed at SWICC attend substance abuse treatment groups five days per week for a minimum of 15 hours per week.

SWICC has a 91-bed Work Camp on-site, which provides community service to government and non-profit groups within a 45-mile radius of the institution. The Work Camp offenders also actively participate in substance abuse treatment groups.

SWICC consists of a total of 19 buildings, which comprise more than 195,214 square feet. The living units consist of four dorm-style housing units, the Work Camp, one 8-bed segregation unit and a 6-bed health care unit. The facility sits on a 24-acre site, with 22 acres being enclosed by fencing.

Click here for information about Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center's Sustainability Efforts.

Inmate Programs


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


  • Commercial Custodial
  • Horticulture
  • Vocational Business
  • Construction
  • Warehousing
  • Remedial Skills
  • Career Technology

Volunteer Services:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Storybook Project
  • Pell Grant Seminars
  • Vocational Seminars
  • Salvation Army


  • Life Skills
  • Substance Abuse
  • Family Reunification Program
  • Inside Out Dad
  • Fatherhood Initiative
  • Anger Management/Domestic Violence
  • Parenting
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • 12-Step Group
  • Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program
  • Leisure Time Activity
  • Chaplaincy
  • Library
  • Community Work Crews