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Stateville Correctional Center


Walter Nicholson, Warden

Facility Data

Stateville Correctional Center
Opened: March 1925
*Operational Capacity: 3,759
Maximum Security Adult Male
**Stateville Correctional Center Population: 1,201
**Northern Reception and Classification Center Population: 1,414
**Stateville Minimum Security Unit: 188
**Total Population: 2,803
Average Annual Cost Per Inmate: $31,927 (FY16)


*Reflects bed space capacity analysis as outlined in the April 1, 2017 Quarterly Report to the Legislature.

**As of 6/30/18

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

Visiting Hours


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. 

Maximum security visits are 7:30am to 2:30pm (daily)
Minimum security visits are 8:00-2:00pm (weekends and holidays)

Visitors must arrive by 1:30 pm weekdays and 12:45pm weekends & holidays. 

General population and protective custody inmate visits are limited to two hours on weekdays and one hour on weekends and holidays.  All segregation inmate visits are limited to one hour.

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
  • Furniture

Volunteer Services

  • Creative Art
  • Choir
  • Religious Bible Studies


  • Library
  • Life Skills
  • Anger Management
  • Substance Abuse
  • Life Style Redirection
  • Chaplaincy
  • Community Work Crews
  • Counseling