Illinois River Correctional Center



Illinois River Correctional Center

Illinois River Correctional Center

Illinois River Correctional Center is located in Canton Illinois.  It is a medium security prison that can detain 2,146 adult males.  The main goal of this facility is to successfully rehabilitate inmates by adjusting behavioral patterns and giving the inmates new skills they can later use to become productive members of society when released.  The facility is comprised of four large housing units, an intake and orientation unit, a segregation unit, a special management unit, and an infirmary.

Illinois River Correctional Center allows inmates to work in the correctional industries in a large scale bakery operation.  Vocational courses taught at this prison include automotive repair, culinary arts, horticulture, various construction trades, and electronics repair.  Inmates can also receive substance abuse and sex offender treatment, take anger management courses, and participate in community work crews.  Offenders can also receive an adult basic education and earn a GED.

Visiting Hours at Illinois River Correctional Center:

General population inmates have visitation everyday from 8:30am-5:30pm.  Processing for visitation ends at 2:30pm, if you arrive after 2:30pm you will not be allowed to enter into visitation.  Inmates can have six visits per month, no more than two of the visits can occur on the weekend or holidays.

Segregation and Diagnostic inmates have visitation Monday through Friday from 10am-2pm.  You must arrive by noon to be processed into visitation.

Physical Address:

Illinois River Correctional Center
1300 W. Locust Street
Canton, IL 61520



Inmate Mailing Address:

Inmate Name, ID Number
​Illinois River Correctional Center
P.O. Box 999
Canton, IL 61520