Lincoln Correctional Center – Illinois

Looking for somebody locked up at Lincoln Correctional Center?  Lincoln Correctional Center is a correctional institution in the Illinois state prison system, which is part of the Illinois Deparment of Corrections.  This page will tell you about everything one might want to know about Lincoln Correctional Center,such as:  How to locate an inmate here.  Visiting an inmate at this prison  The prison’s address and phone number.  How to send mail and money to an inmate.  And more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Lincoln Correctional Center
Year Opened: 1984
Type: Female
State: Illinois
County: Logan County,
DOC: Illinois Deparment of Corrections
Security Level: Medium

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Contact Information

In this section is the street address and mailing address for Lincoln Correctional Center. Use the mailing address if you are sending a package or letter to someone there, and make sure to use the street address if you need to know the physical location of the facility.

Mailing Address

You should also read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information on this page if you are going to mail something to a prisoner to make sure that you correctly address it, and use the correct procedure for sending a letter or package. If you don’t use the correct directions, the package or letter might not get delivered.

Lincoln Correctional Center
P.O. Box 549 
Lincoln IL, 62656

Street Address / Prison Location


Lincoln Correctional Center
1098 1350th Street P.O. Box 549
Lincoln IL, 62656

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (217) 735-5411

Map and Directions

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Use the street address if you are visiting an inmate. Be sure to read over the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures information below before you go to visit an inmate at Lincoln Correctional Center.

Lincoln Correctional Center
1098 1350th Street P.O. Box 549
Lincoln IL, 62656


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Phone Number

Lincoln Correctional Center prisoners don’t have phones, so you won’t be able to call the inmate, however, there are times when it is helpful to have the phone number to the prison.
(217) 735-5411

Inmates can sometimes make calls using various methods:

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

Fax Number

Inmates don’t have access to fax machines, so you won’t get to fax a letter to the inmate, but there are some times when it is necessary to know the fax machine number to Lincoln Correctional Center.

Email Address

This email address is the primary email for Lincoln Correctional Center. You won’t be able to reach individuals using this email. If you want to find out how to send an email to an inmate, check out the Inmate Email heading further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 1984
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To email a letter to an inmate you must follow an specific process to make sure that the letter gets to the inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prison inmates don’t have access to the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain rules that you have to follow when sending a package or letter to a state prison inmate. If you don’t follow these rules then what you sent might not be received.

Before you send a package or letter, be sure to read the information below:

Mail Monitoring

Lincoln Correctional Center officials do open and read all incoming general packages and mail. Incoming general mail can be read as frequently as deemed necessary to keep safety and security or watch any problems regarding a certain inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the proper format for how you need to address mail to a state prison inmate at Lincoln Correctional Center:

Lincoln Correctional Center
P.O. Box 549 
Lincoln IL, 62656

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Inmate Money

Every prison has a Commissary that was started to provide inmates a bank account for inmate money and for purchasing things not issued regularly by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people may send money to inmate’s accounts using Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can choose to send inmates money in the postal service and have to send those funds to the following address and follow the directions written below:

The funds must be in 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 held for a 15-day hold, and during this hold period the prisoner will not get the deposit. The Bureau of Prisons will return money orders that do not have appropriate prisoner info if the envelope it was sent it has a return address. Cash and personal checks cannot be deposited so don’t send any checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

State prison inmates are often moved to various prisons throughout Illinois, so you may have to locate the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click the link below to find an Lincoln 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 Lincoln Correctional Center, you must know the following:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Prison Visitation Policy

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every Illinois state prison has their own rules for prison visits and these rules change regularly. The rules below might be out of date by the time you are reading this, so be sure to also go to Lincoln Correctional Center’s official website to read the most up to date rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard ensures every visitor signs the prison visitors log upon entering the prison and also when they leave.

Identification Required

Positive picture identification of all visitors is required. The best forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; although, a state photo ID is acceptable.

For all of the things shown below, check out the main prison site as this information is changed frequently:

  • 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

Info about Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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.


More information 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 release procedures to be added later.

Inmate Programs

Lincoln Correctional Center Programs

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Prison Life

Information about what life is like at Lincoln 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 will be posted ASAP.


A Lincoln Correctional Center photo section to be added later.

For example, photos of:

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

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

If so, click here: Lincoln Correctional Center Jobs

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The official website: Lincoln 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 share your story

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Family Resources

Section about resources for family members of inmates at Lincoln Correctional Center coming.


Lincoln Correctional Center history coming.

Such as:

  • Famous Lincoln 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

Lincoln Correctional Center Links

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

Lincoln Correctional Center Inmate Programs
Inmate 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 Lincoln Correctional Center

Have you ever been incarcerated in Lincoln Correctional Center? Do you know someone there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at Lincoln Correctional Center?

If you have, then please write your review about it. Write about what you experienced so other people will know what to expect.

Things you can put in your review:

  • Facility conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Staff and guards
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Prison gangs
  • Inmate programs and activities

If you are an inmate at this facility, include your address if you want people to be able to mail you.

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