Lawrence Correctional Center – Illinois

Know someone at Lawrence Correctional Center?  Lawrence Correctional Center is a prison in the Illinois state prison system.  This site will tell you all about anything related to Lawrence Correctional Center such as the following:  How to locate an inmate.  Visiting an inmate at this prison  The address and phone number at Lawrence Correctional Center  How to send mail and money to an inmate at Lawrence Correctional Center.  And much, much more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Lawrence Correctional Center
Year Opened: 2001
Type: MALE
State: Illinois
County: Lawrence County
DOC: Illinois Deparment of Corrections
Security Level: Medium

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Contact Information

Below you will find the street address and mailing address for Lawrence Correctional Center. Use the mailing address if you are going to send a package or letter to someone at Lawrence Correctional Center, and be sure to use the physical address if you need to know the actual location of the prison.

Mailing Address

Be sure to also read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information on this page before you mail a letter or package to someone in prison so that you properly address the letter or package, and follow the appropriate steps for sending a package or letter. If you don’t follow the appropriate directions, it could not get to the inmate.

Lawrence Correctional Center
10930 Lawrence Road 
Sumner IL, 62466

Street Address / Prison Location


Lawrence Correctional Center
10940 Lawrence Road 
Sumner IL, 62466

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (618) 936-2064
Fax Number: (618) 936-2842

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Use this address if you are going to visit an inmate. Be sure to check the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule headings on this page before you go to visit an inmate here.

Lawrence Correctional Center
10940 Lawrence Road 
Sumner IL, 62466


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Phone Number

Lawrence Correctional Center prisoners don’t have phones, so you won’t get to call your inmate, but, there are cases when it is useful to have the telephone number to the prison.
(618) 936-2064

State prison inmates are able to call out with:

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

Fax Number

Prisoners don’t have faxes, so you won’t be able to fax a letter to prisoners, but there are some times when it may be necessary to know the fax machine number to the facility.

(618) 936-2842

Email Address

The email address listed below is the general email for Lawrence Correctional Center. You won’t be able to email individuals at this address. If you need to send an email to an inmate, go to the Inmate Email heading on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 2445
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To email a letter to a prisoner at Lawrence Correctional Center you must use an exact procedure to ensure that the email letter is received by the inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Inmates don’t have access to the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are important steps that you must follow when mailing postal mail to a inmate. If you don’t follow the procedures then the letters and packages might not get delivered.

Before you proceed, you should read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Institution employees will open and read all incoming general mail and packages. Incoming general packages and mail can be read as frequently as is deemed necessary to ensure safety and security or monitor a problem regarding an inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the correct format for how you must address a letter or package to a state prisoner at Lawrence Correctional Center:

Lawrence Correctional Center
10930 Lawrence Road 
Sumner IL, 62466

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Inmate Money

Each state prison has a Commissary that serves to provide prisoners a bank type account for prisoner money and for buying items not issued regularly by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources can add money into these Commissary accounts with the U.S. Postal Service and Western Union.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends are able to send prisoners funds by way of postal mail and will have to send it to the following address and follow the rules given below:

The money have to be in a money order that is made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is best if you use a U.S. Postal Service money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be subject to a 15-day holding period, and during this period the inmate will not get the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will return any funds that don’t have valid prisoner info if the envelope it was sent it has an adequate return address. Checks and cash can’t be deposited so do not send any checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

State prisoners are from time to time transported to various prisons throughout Illinois, so sometimes you might need to find the current location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Follow 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 an inmate at Lawrence Correctional Center, make sure you know this information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Lawrence Correctional Center Visitation Guide

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every prison has its own policies for visitation and they are changed frequently. The procedures listed below may be changed when you are reading this, so you should also check Lawrence Correctional Center’s official website to find the most up to date rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance officer will ensure all visitors sign the prisoner visitors log when entering the correctional facility and also when they leave.

Identification Required

Photo identification of all visitors will be required. Appropriate forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; although, a state photo id is acceptable.

For everything listed below, check the main prison site because this info is updated 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 Lawrence Correctional Center 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

More information about Lawrence 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.


Details about Illinois parole process will be posted ASAP.

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.


Details about getting released from Lawrence Correctional Center coming.

Inmate Programs

Programs for Inmates at Lawrence Correctional Center

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Prison Life

Information about life at Lawrence Correctional Center will be posted ASAP.

  • 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 news section coming soon.


A section with photos of Lawrence Correctional Center coming soon.

For example, photos of:

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

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

If so, check out: Lawrence Correctional Center Jobs

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The official website: Lawrence 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.

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Family Resources

Info about resources for family members of inmates at Lawrence Correctional Center will be posted ASAP.


A section with the history of Lawrence Correctional Center will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Famous Lawrence 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

Lawrence Correctional Center Links

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

Lawrence Correctional Center Programs
Inmate Visitation Guide

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 Lawrence Correctional Center

Have you ever spent any time in Lawrence Correctional Center? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate there?

If so, then you should leave a comment below about it. Tell us about what you experienced so other people can find out what to expect.

Things you could put in what you write:

  • Prison conditions
  • Facility layout and facility
  • Guards and prison staff
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Prison gangs
  • Prisoner programs and activities

If you are currently an inmate at Lawrence Correctional Center, include your mailing address if you want to receive letters from people.

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  1. prisoners in danger of having a mental breakdown says:

    Hello their is an issue thats weighing heavy on my heart. I have a loved one at Lawerence Correctional Center where they seem be on lock down up to 15 days straight every month my concern is this “how in the hell do you expect anyone to keep their right state of mine being confined in a walk inn of a cell for 16 days that is utterly insane and unlawful and cruel punishment.. This warden at this facility has no conception of the word enough.. You’re breaking our sons,husband.and brothers down mentally it’s time to stop his way of discipline on inmates

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