Stateville Correctional Center – Illinois

Know somebody in Stateville Correctional Center?  Stateville Correctional Center is a prison in the Illinois state prison system, which is part of the Illinois Deparment of Corrections.  This guide will tell you information about everything related to Stateville Correctional Center:  Learn how to locate an inmate.  How to visit Stateville Correctional Center inmates.  The address and phone number at Stateville Correctional Center  Sending money and mail.  And much more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Stateville Correctional Center
Year Opened: 1925
Type: Male
State: Illinois
County: Will and Kendall Counties
DOC: Illinois Deparment of Corrections
Security Level: Maximum

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Contact Information

Below is the mailing address and street address for Stateville Correctional Center. Use the mailing address if you are going to mail a package or letter to a prisoner there, and use the physical address if you need to know the location of Stateville Correctional Center.

Mailing Address

You should check the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information on this page if you are going to send a package or letter to someone in prison to learn how to correctly address the package or letter, and use the right steps for mailing a letter or package. If you don’t follow the appropriate steps, the letter or package might not get delivered.

Stateville Correctional Center
P.O. Box 112 
Joliet IL, 60434

Street Address / Prison Location


Stateville Correctional Center
16830 So. Broadway St. P.O. Box 112
Joliet IL, 60434

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (815) 727-3607
Fax Number:

Map and Directions

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Use this address if you are visiting an inmate. You should read over the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule headings on this page before you try to visit an inmate here.

Stateville Correctional Center
16830 So. Broadway St. P.O. Box 112
Joliet IL, 60434


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Phone Number

Stateville Correctional Center prisoners don’t have telephones, so you can’t call prisoners, however, there are times when it may be necessary to have the phone number to the prison.
(815) 727-3607

Stateville Correctional Center inmates may be able to make phone calls using:

  • 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 inmates, but there are some times when it is useful to have the fax number to the facility.

Email Address

The email address listed below is the general email for Stateville Correctional Center. You won’t be able to email inmates using this address. If you want to find out how to email an inmate, go to the Inmate Email information on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 3868
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

In order to send email to an inmate you must use a specific process to ensure that the email is received by the inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

State prisoners do not have access to the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are important procedures that you must follow when sending a letter or package to a state prisoner. If you don’t follow the procedures then the mail might not be received.

Before you send anything, read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Stateville Correctional Center officials will open and inspect all received general correspondence. Incoming general mail and packages is able to be read as frequently as necessary to keep security and safety or monitor any problems regarding an inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Here is the format for how you have to address a letter to a prisoner at Stateville Correctional Center:

Stateville Correctional Center
P.O. Box 112 
Joliet IL, 60434

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Inmate Money

Every state prison has a Commissary which serves to provide a bank-like account for inmate funds and for buying items not issued by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

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

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can choose to send prisoners funds by way of the mail and must send it to this address and do so in accordance with the policies given below:

The funds have to 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 U.S. Postal Service money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be placed on a 15-day hold period, and in this time the prisoner will not have access to the money. The Bureau of Prisons will send back funds that do not have appropriate prisoner info provided the envelope has a return address. Checks and cash won’t be accepted for deposit so do not send cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

Inmates are frequently moved to different prisons throughout the Illinois prison system, so sometimes you may have to find the current location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click the link here to look up 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 go to visit an inmate at Stateville Correctional Center, make sure you be aware of this info:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Prison Visitation Procedures

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each Illinois prison has its own procedures for prison visitation and these policies change regularly. The rules listed here may be out of date now, so make sure to also check Stateville Correctional Center’s website to read the most recent visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard ensures all visitors sign the prison visitors log upon entering the facility and upon exiting.

Identification Required

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

For everything shown below, go to the official Stateville Correctional Center 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 Stateville Correctional Center records will be posted ASAP.

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 Stateville 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.


Info about Illinois parole process 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.


Section about release procedures for Stateville Correctional Center to be added later.

Inmate Programs

Stateville Correctional Center Programs

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Prison Life

More information about prison life at Stateville 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.


Stateville Correctional Center news coming soon.


Stateville Correctional Center photos coming.

For example, photos of:

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

If you have any photos of Stateville 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 experience? Have you worked at a prison in the past?

If so, click here: Stateville Correctional Center Jobs

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The official website: Stateville 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

Info about Stateville Correctional Center inmate family resources to be added later.


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

Such as:

  • Famous Stateville 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

Stateville Correctional Center Links

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

Stateville Correctional Center 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 Stateville Correctional Center

Have you ever been a prisoner in Stateville Correctional Center? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at this prison?

If you have, then you should write your review about it. Write down your experience because others can find out what to expect.

Things you might want to write in your comment:

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

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

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