Menard Correctional Center – Illinois

Know somebody in Menard Correctional Center?  Menard Correctional Center is a state correctional facility in the Illinois state prison system, which is part of the Illinois Deparment of Corrections.  This page tells you information about everything you might want to know about Menard Correctional Center such as the following:  Learn how to locate an inmate.  Visitation policies and procedures.  The address and phone number.  How to send mail and money to an inmate at Menard Correctional Center.  And lots more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Menard Correctional Center
Year Opened: 1878
Type: MALE
State: Illinois
County: Menard County
DOC: Illinois Deparment of Corrections
Security Level: Maximum

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Contact Information

Here is the mailing address and street address for Menard Correctional Center. Use the mailing address if you are going to mail a letter or package to a prisoner there, and be sure to use the physical address if you want to know the location of the prison.

Mailing Address

Make sure to read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section below if you are going to mail something to a prisoner so that you correctly address the package or letter, and use the correct protocol for mailing a package or letter. If you do not follow the correct protocol, the letter or package could not get to the inmate.

INMATE NAME AND INMATE ID NUMBER
Menard Correctional Center
P.O. Box 1000 
Menard IL, 62259

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Menard Correctional Center
711 Kaskaskia Street P.O. Box 711
Menard IL, 62259

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (618) 826-5071
Fax Number:

Map and Directions


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Use this address if you plan to visit an inmate. Be sure to also read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule sections below if you are going to try to visit an inmate at Menard Correctional Center.

Menard Correctional Center
711 Kaskaskia Street P.O. Box 711
Menard IL, 62259

Directions

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Phone Number

Inmates can’t take phone calls, so you can’t call prisoners, however, there are some times when it is helpful to know the telephone number to Menard Correctional Center.
(618) 826-5071

Menard Correctional Center inmates may be able to make calls using:

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

Fax Number

Menard Correctional Center inmates don’t have faxes, so you can’t send a fax to prisoners, but there are some times when it is necessary to know the fax number to the facility.

Email Address

The email address below is the primary email for the prison. You won’t be able to email inmates using this email address. If you need to email a prisoner, check out the Inmate Email section below.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 3739
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To send a letter via email to a prisoner at Menard Correctional Center you must follow an exact procedure to ensure that the letter gets to the inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prison inmates are not allowed to access the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are important steps that you have to follow when sending postal mail to a prisoner. If you don’t follow the procedures then what you sent might not get delivered.

before you send a letter or package, you should read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Prison guards open and inspect all received general mail. Received general correspondence can be read as frequently as necessary to keep security and safety or monitor a problem regarding a certain inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Here is the proper format for how you must address mail to a state prison inmate at Menard Correctional Center:

INMATE NAME & INMATE ID
Menard Correctional Center
P.O. Box 1000 
Menard IL, 62259

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Inmate Money

Each state prison has a Commissary that serves to provide a bank type account for prisoner money and for purchasing things not provided by the correctional facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone can deposit money to these accounts by sending it by the U.S. Postal Service and Western Union.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can choose to send prisoners money through the mail and must send funds to the following address and do so in accordance with the rules shows below:

The money have to be in the form of a money order made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is advisable to use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be kept for a 15-day hold period, and during this period the inmate will not get the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will return funds that don’t have valid prisoner info provided the envelope you sent it in has an adequate return address. Checks and cash will not be deposited to the prisoner’s account so don’t send checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

State prison inmates are from time to time moved to various correctional facilities throughout the Illinois prison system, so sometimes you may have to find the current location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click the link below to find 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 visit Menard Correctional Center, be sure that you be aware of this info:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Menard Correctional Center Visitation Policy

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each correctional facility in Illinois has its own procedures for prison visitation and these policies get changed often. The procedures listed here may be changed when you are reading this, so you should also go to Menard Correctional Center’s official website to find the latest visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The front entrance guard ensures all visitors sign the prisoner visitors log before they can enter the visitation area and upon exiting.

Identification Required

Photo ID of visitors will be required. Acceptable forms of id are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; however, a state issued picture id is acceptable.

For all of the things shown below, go to the main Menard Correctional Center site because this information changes often:

  • 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

Section about Menard Correctional Center prison records coming soon.

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 Menard Correctional Center death row will be posted ASAP.

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

Parole

More information about Illinois parole process to be added later.

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

Section about getting released from Menard Correctional Center coming.

Inmate Programs

Menard Correctional Center Programs

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Prison Life

Info about prison life at Menard Correctional Center coming.

  • 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

Menard Correctional Center news to be added later.

Photos

A Menard Correctional Center photo section coming soon.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Menard Correctional Center
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Menard Correctional Center.

If you have any photos of Menard 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 correctional facility job? Do you have experience? Have you worked at a prison in your previous job?

If so, click here: Menard Correctional Center Jobs

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Website

The official website: Menard 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

Information about family resources available at Menard Correctional Center will be posted ASAP.

History

Menard Correctional Center history coming soon.

Such as:

  • Famous Menard 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

Menard Correctional Center Links

The official website: Menard Correctional Center Website
Menard Correctional Center Jobs

Menard Correctional Center Inmate Programs
Visitation Policy

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 Menard Correctional Center

Have you ever spent any time at Menard Correctional Center? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this correctional facility?

If your answer is yes, then please leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your prison experience because others can learn what to expect.

Things you might want to include in what you write:

  • Facility conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Guards and staff
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gangs
  • Inmate programs and activities

If you are an inmate at Menard Correctional Center, post your address if you want people to be able to mail you.


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