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Graham Correctional Center

Glen Austin, Warden

Facility Data

Graham Correctional Center
Opened: September 1980
*Operational Capacity: 1,596
Medium Security Adult Male
**Population Graham Correctional Center: 1,305
**Population Graham Reception & Classification Center: 23
**Total Population: 1,328
Average Annual Cost Per Offender: $28,998 (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

Graham Correctional Center is the parent institution for Graham Reception and Classification Center.



Visitor ADA Accommodations

IDOC Visitation Rules and Information—please review before visiting

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

Video Visitation Hours

Sunday through Saturday 8:30am – 2:30pm; 4:30pm – 9:00pm
Visitors should log on to the GTL 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

Video Visitation Guidelines

Facility Address

Physical Address:
12078 Illinois Route 185
Hillsboro, IL 62049

Business Mail:

12078 Illinois Route 185
Hillsboro, IL 62049

Inmate Mail:
Inmate Name & IDOC#
12078 Illinois Route 185
Hillsboro, IL 62049

Phone: (217) 532-6961
Fax: (217) 532-6799

Facility Information

Graham Correctional Center houses several special populations, including substance abuse treatment, sex offender treatment and inmates in a kidney dialysis program. Graham continues to offer numerous academic and vocational programs.

Graham Correctional Center is a medium security adult male correctional facility located two miles southeast of Hillsboro on Route 185. Graham is located on 117 acres and has 50 buildings within the facility.

Inmate Programs


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


  • Auto Body
  • Auto Mechanics
  • ​Career Technologies​
  • Construction Occupation
  • ​Custodial Maintenance


  • Furniture Making

Volunteer Services:

  • Religious Services


  • Orientation
  • Title 1
  • Special Education
  • TRAC I and II
  • Parole School I and II
  • Lifestyle Redirection
  • Life Skills
  • Substance Abuse
  • Leisure Time Activity
  • Library
  • Chaplaincy
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Narcotics Anonymous