Big Muddy River Correctional Center – Illinois

Looking for someone in prison at Big Muddy River Correctional Center?  Big Muddy River Correctional Center is a correctional institution in the Illinois Deparment of Corrections.  This guide gives you info about anything one might want to know about Big Muddy River Correctional Center:  How to locate an inmate here.  How to visit Big Muddy River Correctional Center inmates.  The address and phone number.  Sending money and mail.  And much much more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Big Muddy River Correctional Center
Year Opened: 1993
Type: MALE
State: Illinois
County: Jefferson County,
DOC: Illinois Deparment of Corrections
Security Level: MEDIUM

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Contact Information

Here you have the mailing address and street address for Big Muddy River Correctional Center. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a package or letter to a prisoner at Big Muddy River Correctional Center, and use the physical address if you want to know the location of Big Muddy River Correctional Center.

Mailing Address

Be sure to read over the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading further down on this page if you are going to send a package or letter to a prisoner to learn how to properly address it, and do the right procedure for sending a package or letter. If you do not follow the appropriate directions, it could not get to the inmate.

INMATE NAME AND INMATE ID
Big Muddy River Correctional Center
251 N. Illinois Highway 37 
Ina IL, 62846

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Big Muddy River Correctional Center
251 N. Illinois Highway 37 
Ina IL, 62846

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (618) 437-5300
Fax:

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Use this address if you are visiting a prisoner. You should check the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule information further down on this page if you are going to visit an inmate.

Big Muddy River Correctional Center
251 N. Illinois Highway 37 
Ina IL, 62846

Directions

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Phone Number

Big Muddy River Correctional Center inmates don’t have phones, so you won’t get to call prisoners, but, there are cases when it might be necessary to know the phone number to Big Muddy River Correctional Center.
(618) 437-5300

Big Muddy River Correctional Center prisoners are able to make calls using various methods:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

Prisoners don’t have access to fax machines, so you won’t get to send a fax to your inmate, but there are cases when it may be necessary to have the fax number to the facility.

Email Address

The email address below is the main email address for Big Muddy River Correctional Center. You won’t be able to reach individuals using this address. If you want to email a prisoner, check out the Inmate Email information below.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 1938
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To send an email message to a prisoner you must use an specific procedure to make sure that the email letter gets to your inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prison inmates are not allowed to access the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain rules that you have to follow when mailing a letter or package to a inmate. If you do not then the mail might not get delivered.

Before you proceed, be sure to read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Correctional facility guards do open and inspect and read all received general postal correspondence. Incoming general correspondence may be read as frequently as is deemed necessary to keep security and safety or monitor any problems regarding an inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Here is the correct format for how you should address a package or letter to a prisoner at Big Muddy River Correctional Center:

INMATE NAME AND REGISTER NUMBER
Big Muddy River Correctional Center
251 N. Illinois Highway 37 
Ina IL, 62846

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Inmate Money

Every state prison has a Commissary that serves to provide inmates a bank type account for prisoner funds and for buying items not issued regularly by the Bureau of Prisons.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone may deposit money into these Commissary accounts with Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can to send inmates money through the postal service and have to send money to the address below and do so in accordance with the directions shows below:

The funds have to be in the form of a money order that is made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You are advised to use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be placed on a 15-day holding period, in which the inmate will not get the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will return any funds that don’t have correct prisoner info but only if the envelope you sent it in has a return address. Checks and cash can’t be deposited to the prisoner’s account so do not send any checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

State prison inmates are from time to time changed to various prisons throughout Illinois, so you might need to look up what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Click the link here to locate an Illinois prison inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other Illinois state prisons: Illinois State Prisons

Illinois Deparment of Corrections Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you go to visit an inmate at Big Muddy River Correctional Center, make sure you know this info:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Prison Visitation Procedures

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every Illinois prison has its own procedures for visitation and they are changed often. The rules discussed here might be different by the time you are reading this, so make sure to also read Big Muddy River Correctional Center’s website to find the latest visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation officer will ensure every visitor signs the prisoner visitors log when entering the correctional facility and also when they leave.

Identification Required

Positive picture id of all visitors will be required. Appropriate forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; however, a state picture I.D. is OK.

For all of the points shown below, read the main correctional facility website because this info is updated frequently:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

Information about Big Muddy River Correctional Center prison records will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

Section about Big Muddy River Correctional Center death row to be added later.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Parole

Details about Illinois parole procedures coming.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Release

More information about getting released from Big Muddy River Correctional Center will be posted ASAP.

Inmate Programs

Big Muddy River Correctional Center Programs

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Prison Life

More information about prison life to be added later.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

News

A section on news at Big Muddy River Correctional Center coming soon.

Photos

A photo section coming soon.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Big Muddy River Correctional Center
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Big Muddy River Correctional Center.

If you have any photos of Big Muddy River Correctional Center that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Looking for a job at a prison? Do you have experience? Have you worked at a prison before?

If so, click here: Big Muddy River Correctional Center Jobs

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Website

The official website: Big Muddy River Correctional Center Website

Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • You have the right to protection from the accused.
  • You have the right to notification.
  • You have the right to attend proceedings.
  • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • You have the right to restitution.
  • You have the right to a speedy trial.
  • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • Spouses and children of all victims.
  • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
  • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
  • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

Victim Notification

The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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Family Resources

More information about family resources coming soon.

History

A section with the history of Big Muddy River Correctional Center to be added later.

Such as:

  • Famous Big Muddy River Correctional Center inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Links

Information About Other Illinois State Prisons: Illinois State Prisons

Big Muddy River Correctional Center Links

The official website: Big Muddy River Correctional Center Website
Big Muddy River Correctional Center Jobs

Big Muddy River Correctional Center Programs
Inmate Visitation Procedures

Illinois Deparment of Corrections Links

Illinois Deparment of Corrections Main Website
Illinois Deparment of Corrections Prison Directory
Illinois Deparment of Corrections Prison Map
Illinois Deparment of Corrections Prison Jobs
Illinois Deparment of Corrections Prison Inmate Search
Illinois Deparment of Corrections Most Wanted

Illinois Deparment of Corrections Victim Services
Illinois Deparment of Corrections Visitation Policies
Sending Money to a Illinois State Prison Inmate
JPay Services for Illinois State Prison Inmates
Sending Mail to Illinois State Prison Inmates
Sending Packages to Illinois State Prison Inmates
Illinois State Prison Inmate Phone Calls

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Big Muddy River Correctional Center

Have you ever spent any time at Big Muddy River Correctional Center? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this prison?

If you have, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write about your prison experience because other people can learn what to expect.

Things you could include in your comment:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison facility and layout
  • Guards and staff
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Prison gangs
  • Prisoner activities and programs

If you are currently an inmate at this prison, include your mailing address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.


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