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Western Illinois Correctional Center

Justin Hammers, Warden

Facility Data

Western Illinois Correctional Center
Opened: April 1989
*Operational Capacity: 1,973
Medium Security Adult Male
**Western Illinois Correctional Center Population: 1,575
**Clayton County Work Camp Population: 0
**Total Population: 1,575
Average Annual Cost Per Offender: $20,629 (FY18)

*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 4/22/20

Western Illinois Correctional Center is the parent institution for Clayton Work Camp

Visiting Hours

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.

Western Illinois Correctional Center

8:30 a.m. to 5:30p.m. seven (7) days a week.  Offenders are permitted seven(7) visits per month, with no more than two (2) on weekends or holidays.

All visitors must be checked in 1 hour before end of visiting hours

Video Visitation Hours
Sunday through Saturday 9:30 am to 12:30 pm; 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Visitors should log on to the GTL 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.
Video Visitation Guidelines


Facility Address

Business Mail:
2500 Rt. 99 South
Mount Sterling, IL 62353
 

Inmate Mail:
Inmate Name & IDOC#
2500 Rt. 99 South
Mount Sterling, IL 62353
 

Phone: (217) 773-4441
Fax:
(217) 773-2202

Facility Information

Western Illinois Correctional Center adheres to the mission of the Illinois Department of Corrections, which is to protect the public from criminal offenders through a system of incarceration and supervision, which securely segregates offenders from society, assures offenders of their constitutional rights and maintains programs to enhance the success of offenders' reentry into society.

The Western Illinois Correctional Center houses general population inmates. The center has 21 buildings inside a perimeter fence surrounding 32 acres. The buildings include four housing units, administration building, health care unit, a receiving and segregation unit, dietary department, a warehouse and maintenance complex, a multi-purpose building housing academic, vocational and gymnasium, and a Correctional Industry meat processing plant.

Inmate Programs

Academic:

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

Vocational:

  • Automotive Technology
  • Construction Occupations
  • Horticulture
  • Career Technology
  • College Academic

Industries:

  • Meat Processing

Volunteer Services:

  • Religious

Other:

  • Life Style Redirections
  • Substance Abuse Education
  • Anger Management
  • Leisure Time Activity
  • Chaplaincy
  • Library
  • Community Work Crews
  • Parole School
  • Individual Counseling