Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center

Looking for someone in Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center?  Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center is a state correctional facility in the Illinois state prison system, which is part of the Illinois Deparment of Corrections.  This site tells you about everything a person needs to know about Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center,like:  Find an inmate at Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center.  How to visit Southwestern Illinois 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: Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center
Year Opened: 1995
Type: Male
State: Illinois
County: St. Clair County
DOC: Illinois Deparment of Corrections
Security Level: Minimum

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Contact Information

Below you have the street address and mailing address for Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a letter or package to a prisoner there, and use the physical address if you need to know the physical location of the facility.

Mailing Address

Make sure to read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading further down on this page if you are going to mail something to a prisoner to make sure that you correctly write the address, and do the appropriate procedure for mailing a letter or package. If you do not follow the appropriate protocol, the letter or package might not get to the inmate.

INMATE NAME AND INMATE ID NUMBER
Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center
P.O. Box 129 
East St. Louis IL, 62203

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center
950 Kingshighway Street Caller Serv. 50
East St. Louis IL, 62203

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (618) 394-2200
Fax Number:

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Use this address if you plan to visit an inmate. You should read the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures headings on this page before you try to visit an inmate at Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center.

Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center
950 Kingshighway Street Caller Serv. 50
East St. Louis IL, 62203

Directions

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Phone Number

Prisoners don’t have phones, so you won’t get to call inmates, but, there are some times when it may be necessary to have the telephone number to the facility.
(618) 394-2200

Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center inmates are able to make phone calls using various methods:

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

Fax Number

Prisoners don’t have faxes, so you can’t send a fax to the inmate, but there are some times when it is useful to have the fax machine number to the prison.

Email Address

The email address listed below is the primary email address for Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center. You can’t contact individuals using this email. If you are going to email an inmate, read the Inmate Email information further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 708
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

In order to send email to a prisoner you must follow an exact process to ensure that the message is received by the inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prison inmates can’t access the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain procedures that are necessary to follow when mailing a letter or package to a inmate. If you do not then the letters and packages might not be received.

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

Mail Monitoring

Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center employees do open and read all received general mail and packages. Incoming general correspondence may be read as frequently as is necessary to keep security and safety or watch a problem regarding inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Here is the proper format for how you must address a letter to an inmate at Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center:

INMATE NAME AND REGISTER NUMBER
Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center
P.O. Box 129 
East St. Louis IL, 62203

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Inmate Money

Each state correctional institution has a Commissary that serves to provide prisoners a bank-like account for prisoner money and for buying things not issued to inmates by the correctional facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone may add funds to these accounts by sending it by Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends are able to send prisoners funds in the postal service and have to send it to the following address and do so in accordance with the directions shows below:

The deposit must be a money order made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is best if you use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be held for a 15-day holding period, and during this hold period the inmate will not have access to the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender any funds that don’t have valid prisoner info provided the envelope you sent it in has a 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 prisoners are from time to time moved to various prisons throughout the Illinois prison system, so you might need to find the current location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click on the link here to locate an state prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other Illinois state prisons: Illinois State Prisons

Illinois Deparment of Corrections Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center, make sure you be aware of the following information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center Visitation Guide

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each correctional facility in Illinois has their own procedures for visitation and they are changed frequently. The rules listed below could be changed since this was written, so you should also go to Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center’s official website to read the latest visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation officer will make sure all visitors sign the prison visitors log before they can enter the visitation area and also when they leave.

Identification Required

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

For all of the points listed below, read the main Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center site because this information changes all the time:

  • 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 Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center records coming.

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

Info about Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center death row coming.

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 soon.

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

Information about release procedures will be posted ASAP.

Inmate Programs

Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center Programs

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Prison Life

Details about life at Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center 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 Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center news section coming.

Photos

A Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center photo section coming.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center.

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

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Trying to find a prison job? Have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison facility before?

If so, go to: Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center Jobs

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Website

The official website: Southwestern Illinois 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

Details about family resources coming.

History

A history section coming soon.

Such as:

  • Famous Southwestern Illinois 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

Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center Links

The official website: Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center Website
Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center Jobs

Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center Inmate Programs
Inmate Visitation Instructions

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 Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center

Have you ever been a prisoner at Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever visited someone at Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center?

If you have, then please tell us about it. Write about your prison experience so that others can find out what to expect.

Things you can write in the review:

  • Facility conditions
  • Prison facility and layout
  • Staff and guards
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Prisoner safety
  • Gang activity
  • Inmate programs and activities

If you are currently incarcerated at Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center, include your mailing address if you want to receive letters from people.


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