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SHAWNEE Correctional Center
« on: March 06, 2006, 08:46:34 AM »

Shawnee Correctional Center 

Allan Martin, Warden 

Facility Data

Shawnee Correctional Center
 Opened: December 1984
 *Operational Capacity: 2,067
 Medium Security Adult Male
*Shawnee Correctional Center Population: 1,823
 *Hardin County Work Camp Population: 181
 *Total Current Population: 2,004
 Average Age: 33
 FY2010 Average Annual Cost Per Inmate: $16,325.00
*As of 5/31/2012. Reflects bed space capacity analysis as outlined in the July 1, 2012 Quarterly Report to the Legislature.
Shawnee Correctional Center is the parent institution for Hardin County Work Camp

Visiting Hours


IDOC Visitation Rules and Information
Visitors to any correctional facility will be required to produce photo identification and verification of date of birth. Please be sure to bring 2 forms of identification with you; these would include a current photo ID such as a driver’s license, a state ID card, government ID card, military ID/driver’s license, or acceptable documentation of non-U.S. citizenship including a current Passport, or Visa, documentation must contain the visitor’s date of birth. Expired forms of identification will not be accepted. Visitors will also be required to provide vehicle information and other pertinent data, such as government identification, official credentials, attorney registration, and or law student certification.
General Population
 8:30 a.m. to 5:30p.m. seven (7) days a week.  Offenders are permitted six (6) visits per month, with no more than two (2) on weekends or holidays.

Visitors arriving after 3pm will be processed, however, from 3pm-4pm, Offender movement is stopped and Offenders will not be allowed to move to the visiting room until movement resumes. Visitors must arrive no later than 1 hour prior to the end of the visiting session. Visits limited to 3 adults at one time
General Population Offenders may have a total of 6 visits per calendar month, up to 4 hours per visit. Visitors may only visit once per day.  Visitors who travel great distances to visit an offender may request extended visits and/or group visits.  These requests should be made sufficiently in advance to the Chief Administrative Officer for consideration and notification or approval or denial.

9:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. (daily)

Offenders in Segregation, designated as non-contact visiting restriction, or on room restriction are limited to 2 visits per calendar month, for 1 hour per visit.  Visits are limited to 2 adults at one time, immediate family only; immediate family includes mother, father, child, brother, sister, grandmother or grandfather only.  If a child can be held on an adult visitor's lap, they will not be counted as one of the two (2) visitors.
Additional Information for All Visits
•Persons age 17 years of age and older must be on offender's approved visiting list. Persons age 10 through 16 years of age who are not a member of the offender's immediate family may be allowed to visit only with notarized written consent of parent or guardian.  Immediate family defined as offender's child, sibling, and grandchild, whether step, adopted, half, or whole, and spouses. Persons under age of 17 must be accompanied by an approved visitor who is age 17 or older. Persons under 12 years of age may only be permitted to visit when accompanied by parent or guardian who is an approved visitor or when prior notarized written consent has been given by a parent or guardian who is in the free community for the child to visit when accompanied by a person designated in writing who is an approved visitor and who is at least 17 years of age or older.
•Visitors are required to show photo identification such as a driver's license, a state identification card or acceptable documentation of non-US citizenship including a current passport, Visa, or Matricula, and documentation that includes their date of birth.
•Any person who has been convicted of a criminal offense or who has criminal charges pending, including but not limited to, an individual on bond, parole, mandatory supervised release, or probation or an ex-offender, may visit an offender only with prior written approval of the Warden. Individuals who require such approval must obtain this written approval for EACH visit.
•All visitors, their vehicle, and their property are subject to search.
•The dress code will be strictly enforced. Visitors must be appropriately dressed or the visit will not be permitted at the discretion of the Shift Commander. Inappropriate, revealing clothing is not allowed, such as short skirts or dresses, wrap-around skirts, short shorts, see-through or low cut blouses, break-away pants, Spandex bodysuits, clothing that allows underclothing to be visible, clothes with holes in suggestive areas. Clothing must be in good taste and not advertise or suggest anything illegal, gang-related, or of a sexual nature. With the exception of religious headgear, no hats, gloves, scarves or headbands are allowed.
•Visitors and offenders may not exchange any item during a visit, absent prior approval of Warden.
•Smoking is not permitted at the facility.
•Inappropriate behavior of a visitor or possession of contraband may result in a temporary or permanent visiting restriction. Visitors must follow all rules posted in the visiting room. Contraband discovered in the possession of an offender either during or after a visit will be assumed to have been introduced by the offender's visitor(s).
•The Warden may further restrict or limit visits at any time due to the availability of space and staff, institutional emergencies, lockdowns and for a reasonable period of time thereafter, or for violations of state or federal law or department rules by the offender or visitor. For additional information, contact the Warden's Office at 618-658-8331.

Facility Address

Business Mail:
6665 State Route 146 East
 Vienna, IL 62995
Inmate Mail:
Inmate Name & IDOC#
6665 State Route 146 East
 Vienna, IL 62995
Phone: (618) 658-8331
Fax: (618) 658-4014

Facility Information

The mission statement of Shawnee Correctional Center is to provide for the protection of society through the humane and secure incarceration of adult male offenders, based upon a foundation of legislative and judicial decisions. The administration is committed toward instilling responsibility and mature decision making in its offenders. By providing extensive and high quality educational programs, work assignment opportunities, public service, leisure time activities and religious avenues, the institution is expected to go far beyond the provision of the minimum necessities of food, sanitation, clothing, housing and medical services to the offenders at the facility.
The Shawnee Correctional Center is a medium security adult male facility and is located in rural Johnson County in southern Illinois. The center is also responsible for a satellite facility, the Hardin County Work Camp, located near Cave-in-Rock.
Shawnee Correctional Center consists of a 24 buildings, totaling 369,029 square feet. The living units consist of four X-type units, one receiving and orientation unit, two segregation units and a 16-bed health care unit. The facility sits on 60 acres with 40 acres inside the fence.
Inmate Programs
 •ABE (Adult Basic Education)
•GED (General Education Development)

 •Commercial Custodial
•Auto Mechanics
•Youthful Offender Counseling
•Career Technology 

•Metal fabrication services, including welding
•Outdoor recreational furniture and specialty fabrication items
•Recycling - Go Green Initiative

 •Religious Volunteers
•Life Skills
•Drug Education
•Anger Management
•Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program
•Leisure Time Activity

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Re: SHAWNEE Correctional Center
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2016, 02:08:48 PM »
My lo may get a transfer to Shawnee and is wondering about the phone and lockdown info. Anyone know how the access is to the phones? Are lockdowns frequent?

Any info would be great. Thanks.

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Re: SHAWNEE Correctional Center
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2017, 12:41:50 AM »
Inmates Only out 1 hour in the am and 1 hour in the I'm. Only phone time in those hours out. My husband has been here for 6 months. It's been the same thing the whole time.

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Re: SHAWNEE Correctional Center
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2017, 01:05:38 PM »
My husband has been in Shawnee for a year and as Jamies212 stated they are out for an hour in the morning and an hour in the evening.  The area he is located has been good with the phones and we are able to talk for the entire hour (30 minutes at at a time) until he locks back up. When he first got there he had limited phone usage as it was hard to get to the phones. The only other times he is able to get out is when he goes to school, church, NA meetings and the yard.

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Re: SHAWNEE Correctional Center
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2017, 08:10:14 PM »
Thanks so much for your response. My LO had a few more questions :)

- How often go to yard?
- Are typewriters allowed?
- Is AMC available to watch The Walking Dead?
- Email/video visiting available? (I know they have these in Menard, wondering if they have them anywhere else)
- What music devices are available (e.g., tapes, ipods, etc.)?

Thanks again!

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Re: SHAWNEE Correctional Center
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2017, 01:30:54 AM »
I am planning on visiting my lo this weekend for the first time. I am just wondering what are the most common 2 forms of ID that anyone has brought with them to visit? I ofcourse have my drivers license, but what else can I bring besides a state ID? Also, has anyone visited here before and how did it go? This is a 5 hour drive for me so I want to be fully prepared. I plan the get a room to visit the whole weekend. Another question. I have a friend making the drive with me, do you think she can drop me off at the prison and pick me up? I feel bad leaving her with no transportation while I visit. Thanks for everything in advance.

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Re: SHAWNEE Correctional Center
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2017, 06:20:26 AM »
My LO was just transferred from Shawnee but I visited quite often while he was there.  You can bring a birth certificate or a Social Security card as a second for of ID.  The staff was all very friendly and helpful when it came to visiting.  My LO was there for 2 years and I never encountered any issues with any of the staff.  They seem to be very encouraging of visits and understand the importance of them.  Yes you can be dropped off, but make sure that your friend is there on time to pick you up.  You are not allowed to use your cell phone in the waiting area.  You get a 4 hour visit.  During that time I had never had a visit cut any shorter due to being too busy.  I don't know if it was dumb luck or they just had enough space for the amount of people that came in and most of my visits were weekend visits. You are allowed to bring up to 5 books or magazines per visit.  I am not sure where you plan on staying but we stayed mostly at the Quality Inn in Marion and it was fairly nice and not overly expensive.  We also stayed in Metropolis at the Baymont Inn which was also another nice place to stay but not much to do in that town, but it was fun to take some pictures with the giant superman.  Enjoy your visit!!