Southern Illinois ATC

Looking for somebody in Southern Illinois ATC?  Southern Illinois ATC is a correctional institution in the Illinois Deparment of Corrections.  This page gives you info about everything a person needs to know about Southern Illinois ATC,such as:  Find out who’s in prison at this facility?  How to visit Southern Illinois ATC inmates.  The prison’s address and phone number.  Mailing or sending money to an inmate.  And lots more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Southern Illinois ATC
Year Opened: 1970
Type: Male
State: Illinois
County: Jackson County,
DOC: Illinois Deparment of Corrections
Security Level: Transitional Security

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Contact Information

Below you will find the street address and mailing address for Southern Illinois ATC. Use the mailing address if you are sending a letter or package to an inmate at Southern Illinois ATC, and be sure to use the physical address if you need to know the physical location of Southern Illinois ATC.

Mailing Address

Be sure to read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information below if you are going to mail a letter or package to an inmate to make sure that you correctly address it, and do the right procedure for mailing a letter or package. If you don’t follow the correct directions, the package or letter might get sent back.

Southern Illinois ATC
805 West Freeman 
Carbondale IL, 62901

Street Address / Prison Location


Southern Illinois ATC
805 West Freeman 
Carbondale IL, 62901

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (618) 457-6705

Map and Directions

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Use this address if you plan to visit an inmate. Make sure to check the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule information below before you go to visit a prisoner.

Southern Illinois ATC
805 West Freeman 
Carbondale IL, 62901


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Phone Number

Southern Illinois ATC inmates don’t have phones, so you can’t call the inmate, but, there are cases when it might be useful to know the telephone number to the facility.
(618) 457-6705

Southern Illinois ATC prisoners may be able to make calls using various methods:

  • 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 the inmate, but there are cases when it is helpful to know the fax machine number to the prison.

Email Address

The email address listed below is the main email address for Southern Illinois ATC. You won’t be able to contact prisoners using this address. If you want to find out how to send an email to a prisoner, check out the Inmate Email information on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 64
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To email a letter to a prisoner at Southern Illinois ATC you must follow an specific procedure to ensure that the email message gets to the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

Prison inmates are not permitted to access the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special protocols that you have to follow when sending mail to a state prisoner. If you don’t follow the procedures then what you sent might not be received.

Before you send anything, make sure to read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Correctional facility officials do open and inspect and read all incoming general mail and packages. Received general correspondence is read as frequently as deemed necessary to keep security and safety or monitor problems regarding a certain inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the proper format for how you need to address a letter or package to a state prisoner at Southern Illinois ATC:

Southern Illinois ATC
805 West Freeman 
Carbondale IL, 62901

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Inmate Money

Every state prison has a Commissary that was started to provide inmates an account for prisoner funds and for buying things not issued to inmates by the correctional facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

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

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends are able to send prisoners funds by way of the postal service and must send those funds to the address below and do so in accordance with the steps provided below:

The money has to be in the form of a money order made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You are advised to use a U.S. Postal Service money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be placed on a 15-day holding period, and during this period the prisoner will not get the deposit. The Bureau of Prisons will send back any funds that don’t have valid inmate information but only if the envelope it was sent it has a return address. Personal checks and cash will not be deposited to the prisoner’s account so don’t send any checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

State prison inmates are often transported to various prisons around the state, so sometimes you might need to locate the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click the link here to look up an Southern Illinois ATC prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other Illinois state prisons: Illinois State Prisons

Illinois Deparment of Corrections Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you go to visit an inmate at Southern Illinois ATC, make sure you know this information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Southern Illinois ATC Visitation Procedures

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each Illinois state prison has its own rules for visitation and these policies change often. The rules below may be changed now, so be sure to also read Southern Illinois ATC’s site to read the most recent visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The front entrance guard will ensure each visitor signs the prisoner visitors log when they enter the institution and also when they leave.

Identification Required

Positive picture identification of visitors will be required. The best forms of id are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; although, a state issued photo I.D. is acceptable.

For all of the points shown below, go to the main correctional facility website 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

Details about Southern Illinois ATC 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

More information about Southern Illinois ATC death row will be posted ASAP.

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


Information 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.


More information about release procedures coming soon.

Inmate Programs

Southern Illinois ATC Programs

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Prison Life

Information about prison life at Southern Illinois ATC 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.


Southern Illinois ATC photos coming.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Southern Illinois ATC
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Southern Illinois ATC.

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

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Looking for a prison job? Have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison before?

If so, go to: Southern Illinois ATC Jobs

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The official website: Southern Illinois ATC 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 about all about it

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Family Resources

Information about family resources available at Southern Illinois ATC coming.


A Southern Illinois ATC history section coming soon.

Such as:

  • Famous Southern Illinois ATC 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

Southern Illinois ATC Links

The official website: Southern Illinois ATC Website
Southern Illinois ATC Jobs

Southern Illinois ATC Programs
Inmate Visitation Procedures

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 Southern Illinois ATC

Have you ever been incarcerated at Southern Illinois ATC? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Southern Illinois ATC?

If so, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write about your experience so that other people will know what to expect.

Things you might want to write in your review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison facility and layout
  • Staff and guards
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Prison gangs
  • Inmate activities and programs

If you are a prisoner at this facility, leave your mailing address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.

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