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Western Illinois Correctional Center

Brittany Greene, Warden

Facility Data

Western Illinois Correctional Center
Opened: April 1989
*Operational Capacity: 1,973
Medium Security Adult Male
**Western Illinois Correctional Center Population: 1,452
**Clayton County Work Camp Population: 0
**Total Population: 1,452
Average Annual Cost Per Offender: $24,265 (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

Western Illinois Correctional Center is the parent institution for Clayton 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 Western Illinois Correctional Center, you must sign up at least seven days in advance.

Video Visitation Hours

Video visitation hours are Sunday through Saturday 9:00a to 12:30p and 2:00p to 5:30p. Visitors should log on 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


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


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


  • Meat Processing

Volunteer Services:

  • Religious


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