Dwight Correctional Center – Illinois

Are you looking for somebody at Dwight Correctional Center?  Dwight Correctional Center is a correctional institution in the Illinois state prison system, which is part of the Illinois Deparment of Corrections.  This site will tell you all about everything one might want to know about Dwight Correctional Center,like:  How to locate an inmate here.  Visiting an inmate here.  The prison’s address and phone number.  How to send mail and money to an inmate.  And much, much more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Dwight Correctional Center
Year Opened: 1930
Type: Female
State: Illinois
County: Livingston County,
DOC: Illinois Deparment of Corrections
Security Level: Maximum

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Contact Information

In this section you have the street address and mailing address for Dwight Correctional Center. Use the mailing address if you are going to mail a letter or package to someone at Dwight Correctional Center, and be sure to use the physical address if you want to know the location of Dwight Correctional Center.

Mailing Address

Be sure to read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading on this page if you are going to mail a package or letter to an inmate to make sure that you properly address the package or letter, and do the right steps for sending a letter or package. If you do not use the appropriate directions, the package or letter could not get delivered.

Dwight Correctional Center
23813 E. 3200 North Road 
Dwight IL, 60420

Street Address / Prison Location


Dwight Correctional Center
23813 E. 3200 North Road 
Dwight IL, 60420

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (815) 584-2806
Fax Number:

Map and Directions

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Use the street address if you are visiting a prisoner. You should read over the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures headings on this page before you go to visit someone in prison.

Dwight Correctional Center
23813 E. 3200 North Road 
Dwight IL, 60420


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Phone Number

State prison inmates don’t have phones, so you can’t call an inmate, but, there are some times when it might be helpful to know the phone number to the facility.
(815) 584-2806

Dwight Correctional Center inmates are able to call out with:

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

Fax Number

State prison inmates don’t have faxes, so you won’t get to fax a letter to prisoners, but there are cases when it is useful to have the fax machine number to Dwight Correctional Center.

Email Address

The email address listed below is the general email for Dwight Correctional Center. You cannot contact prisoners at this email. If you need to send an email to an inmate, read the Inmate Email section further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 1212
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

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

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners are not allowed to access the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain procedures that you must follow when sending mail to a inmate. If you don’t then the mail might be returned to you.

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

Mail Monitoring

Dwight Correctional Center staff open and inspect and read all incoming general mail. Incoming general packages and mail is able to be read as frequently as necessary to ensure safety and security or monitor a problem having to do with a certain inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the format for how you should address a letter to a state prison inmate at Dwight Correctional Center:

Dwight Correctional Center
23813 E. 3200 North Road 
Dwight IL, 60420

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Inmate Money

Each state correctional institution has a Commissary that serves to provide inmates a bank account for prisoner funds and for buying things not provided by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources may add money to prisoner’s accounts by sending it by the U.S. Postal Service and Western Union.

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

The deposit must be a money order made out to the prisoner’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 that are processed through the National Lockbox will be kept for a 15-day hold, during which the prisoner will not get the deposit. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender any funds that do not have appropriate inmate information but only if the envelope has a valid return address. Checks and cash cannot be deposited to the inmate’s account so don’t send checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

Inmates are often transported to various prisons throughout Illinois, so you may have to find the current location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click the link below to look up an Dwight Correctional Center prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other Illinois state prisons: Illinois State Prisons

Illinois Deparment of Corrections Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit an inmate at Dwight Correctional Center, you must know this information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Dwight Correctional Center Visitation Procedures

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every prison has its own rules for visitation and these policies are changed regularly. The policies listed below may be changed when you are reading this, so you should also go to Dwight Correctional Center’s site to read the latest rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The front entrance guard ensures each visitor signs the prison visitors log before they can enter the visitation area and upon exiting.

Identification Required

Positive picture id of visitors is required. Appropriate forms of id are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; however, a state issued photo id is acceptable.

For all of the things listed below, read the official prison facility website as this info changes often:

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

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Prison Records

Section about Dwight Correctional Center records to be added later.

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

Information about Dwight Correctional Center death row coming soon.

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


Information 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.


More information about release procedures for Dwight Correctional Center coming.

Inmate Programs

Dwight Correctional Center Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Information about life at Dwight 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.


A Dwight Correctional Center news section coming.


A Dwight Correctional Center photo section coming soon.

For example, photos of:

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

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

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Are you trying to find a correctional facility job? Have experience? Have you worked at a prison facility in your previous job?

If so, check out: Dwight Correctional Center Jobs

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The official website: Dwight 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:

  • The right to protection from the accused.
  • The right to notification.
  • The right to attend proceedings.
  • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • The right to restitution.
  • The right to a speedy trial.
  • 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.

Click here to tell your story

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Family Resources

Details about family resources available at Dwight Correctional Center coming.


A Dwight Correctional Center history section coming soon.

Such as:

  • Famous Dwight 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.


Information About Other Illinois State Prisons: Illinois State Prisons

Dwight Correctional Center Links

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

Dwight 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 Dwight Correctional Center

Have you ever spent any time at Dwight Correctional Center? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at Dwight Correctional Center?

If you have, then please write a review about it. Write down your experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

Things you might want to write in your review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison facility and layout
  • Guards and prison staff
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Gangs
  • Inmate programs and activities

If you are an inmate at Dwight Correctional Center, include your mailing address if you want people to be able to mail you.

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