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Stateville Correctional Center


David Gomez, Warden

Facility Data

Stateville Correctional Center
Opened: March 1925
*Operational Capacity: 1,252
Maximum Security Adult Male
**Stateville Correctional Center Population: 1,091
**Northern Reception and Classification Center Population: 1,031
**Stateville Minimum Security Unit: 134
**Total Population: 2,256
Average Annual Cost Per Offender: $51,929 (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

Stateville Correctional Center is the parent institution for the Northern Reception and Classification Center and Stateville Minimum Security Unit.​


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

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-hour time slot are limited to ensure social distancing measures are closely followed. Phase two, which takes effect June 2021, loosens restrictions for visitors and incarcerated people who are fully vaccinated. At this time, each incarcerated person is permitted three visits per month. To visit Stateville Correctional Center, you must sign up at least seven days in advance.

Video Visitation Hours
Sunday through Saturday 4:00p 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:
16830 So. Broadway St.
P.O. Box 112
Joliet, IL 60434

Inmate Mail:
Inmate Name & IDOC#
P.O. Box 112
Joliet, IL 60434

Phone: (815) 727-3607
Fax: (815) 727-5511

Facility Information

Stateville Correctional Center's mission is to encourage and promote a climate of safe and secure conditions in which offenders and staff can develop positive attitudes and encourage work and program opportunities and experiences that guide offenders toward reintegration into the community.

The facility sits on a total of 2,264 acres of land with a 33-foot wall with guard towers surrounding it. This adult male maximum security facility consists of a 32-bed infirmary in the health care unit and three living units that house general population, segregation, protective custody and temporary writ inmates. The Northern Reception and Classification Center (NRC) functions as the major adult male intake and processing unit for the entire state. The NRC contains 1,800 beds in 24 housing units. Within the NRC is also the minimum-security unit, which can house up to 384 offenders in two units.

Inmate Programs


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


  • Barbering


  • Soap
  • Recycling

Volunteer Services

  • Creative Art
  • Choir
  • Religious Bible Studies

Postsecondary Education:

  • North Park University – Master of Arts in Christian Ministry and Restorative Arts Degree
  • Northwestern University – Bachelor of Arts with Associates of Arts through collaboration with Oakton Community College
  • Northeastern University / University Without Walls Program (UWW) – Competency based Bachelor Degree
  • DePaul University – Inside Out Program; credit bearing class
  • Behavior Modification
  • College Think Tanks
  • Long Term Offender Program (LTO)/Creative Writing/Creative Art
  • Houses of Healing
  • Further Learning
  • Communication Skills/Math Skills
  • Finance Skills/Grief Group
  • Twelve Step Program


  • Library
  • Life Skills
  • Anger Management
  • Substance Abuse
  • Life Style Redirection
  • Chaplaincy/Religious Programming
  • Veterans Group
  • Community Work Crews
  • Counseling