Shawnee Correctional Center – Illinois

Know somebody at Shawnee Correctional Center?  Shawnee Correctional Center is a state prison in the state prison system in Illinois.  This site tells you information about everything one might want to know about Shawnee Correctional Center such as the following:  How to do a prison inmate search.  How to visit Shawnee Correctional Center inmates.  The prisons’s phone number and address.  Mailing or sending money to an inmate.  And more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Shawnee Correctional Center
Year Opened: 1984
Type: MALE
State: Illinois
County: Johnson County
DOC: Illinois Deparment of Corrections
Security Level: Medium

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Contact Information

In this section you have the mailing address and street address for Shawnee Correctional Center. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a letter or package to an inmate there, and be sure to use the physical address if you need to know the location of Shawnee Correctional Center.

Mailing Address

Be sure to check the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading further down on this page if you are going to mail a letter or package to someone in prison to learn how to properly address the package or letter, and use the right procedure for mailing a package or letter. If you do not use the correct steps, the package or letter might not get to the inmate.

Shawnee Correctional Center
6665 Route 146 East 
Vienna IL, 62995

Street Address / Prison Location


Shawnee Correctional Center
6665 Route 146 East P.O. Box 400
Vienna IL, 62995

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (618) 658-8331

Map and Directions

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Use this address if you plan to visit an inmate. Be sure to read over the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures headings on this page before you visit a prisoner.

Shawnee Correctional Center
6665 Route 146 East P.O. Box 400
Vienna IL, 62995


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Phone Number

Inmates don’t have phones in their cells, so you can’t call an inmate, however, there are cases when it might be helpful to know the telephone number to Shawnee Correctional Center.
(618) 658-8331

Shawnee Correctional Center inmates are able to make phone calls with:

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

Fax Number

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

Email Address

This email address is the general email for the facility. You won’t be able to email inmates at this email. If you want to find out how to send an email to a prisoner, go to the Inmate Email heading below.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 2067
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

In order to send email to a prisoner you must follow an specific procedure to ensure that the message gets to your inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners don’t have access to the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain procedures that are necessary to follow when mailing mail to a prisoner. If you do not then letter or package might be returned to you.

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

Mail Monitoring

Shawnee Correctional Center guards open and inspect all incoming general packages and mail. Received general packages and mail is read as frequently as necessary to ensure safety and security or monitor a particular problem regarding any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

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

Shawnee Correctional Center
6665 Route 146 East 
Vienna IL, 62995

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Inmate Money

Every state correctional institution has a Commissary which was started to provide a bank account for prisoner funds and for buying things not issued by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people can add money into these accounts with Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can choose to send inmates funds by way of the postal service and must send funds to the following address and follow the policies written below:

The deposit must be in 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 holding period, and during this hold period the inmate will not get the deposit. The Bureau of Prisons will send back any funds that don’t have valid inmate information if the envelope it was sent it has an adequate return address. Cash and checks can’t be accepted for deposit so do not send any cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

State prisoners are frequently changed to different correctional facilities throughout the Illinois prison system, so you may have to find the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click the link below to locate 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 Shawnee Correctional Center, you must know the following:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Shawnee Correctional Center Visitation Instructions

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each Illinois state prison has their own procedures for prison visits and these rules are changed frequently. The rules discussed here could be out of date when you are reading this, so be sure to also read Shawnee Correctional Center’s website to read the most up to date visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The front entrance guard will ensure all visitors sign the prison visitors log when entering the institution and also when they leave.

Identification Required

Picture id of all visitors is required. Acceptable forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state picture I.D. is OK.

For all of the points shown below, check out the official correctional facility website because this info changes 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 Shawnee 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 Shawnee Correctional Center death row coming.

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


More information about Illinois parole 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.


Info about release procedures for Shawnee Correctional Center to be added later.

Inmate Programs

Shawnee Correctional Center Programs

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Prison Life

Section about prison life 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 Shawnee Correctional Center news section will be posted ASAP.


A section with photos of Shawnee Correctional Center will be posted ASAP.

For example, photos of:

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

If you have any photos of Shawnee 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 looking for a job at a correctional facility? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison before?

If so, click here: Shawnee Correctional Center Jobs

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The official website: Shawnee 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.

Click here to leave a comment

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Family Resources

Section about resources for family members of inmates at Shawnee Correctional Center will be posted ASAP.


A section with the history of Shawnee Correctional Center coming soon.

Such as:

  • Famous Shawnee 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

Shawnee Correctional Center Links

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

Shawnee Correctional Center Inmate Programs
Prison 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 Shawnee Correctional Center

Have you ever been a prisoner at Shawnee Correctional Center? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Shawnee Correctional Center?

If you have, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write about what you experienced because other people will know what to expect.

Things you could include in what you write:

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

If you are a prisoner at this prison, post your address if you want to receive letters from people.

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