Menard Correctional Center
Administrator: Mike Atchison
Inmate Mailing Address:
Inmates may receive letters, and photos. Include the inmates name and ID just as the mailing address above shows. Do not send stamps, pencils, or any other items to an inmate. Be sure you do not mark the envelope or letter in any way, lipstick, perfume, crayon art, drawings or markings of any kind will result in the correspondence being returned. Inmates may also receive New paperback books, magazines, newspapers or other printed matter mailed directly from the following: (Be sure to include the inmate name and ID number and send to the inmate mailing address above).
Family and friends of an inmate may send a United States Postal Money order by mail to the inmate mailing address listed above. Inmates may receive no more than $200 by money order. Money orders should be made payable to the inmates full name and ID number and should have the senders complete name and address on it. Mail the completed Postal Money order to the inmate's mailing address above.
Family and friends may also send money online using your bank account at westernunion.com.
Visit Westernunion.com or at locations using the Quick Collect Form – code city and state are ILDOC IL
For all electronic transfer of funds, the inmate IDOC number and incarcerated last name must be used. Funds will be creditted in 24-48 hours business hours. Funds sent during an inmate transfer between facilities may take longer than 24 – 48 business hours.
The department of correction and rehabilitation encourages family and friends who have positive influences and serve as good role models to communicate and visit with an inmate. This can help the inmate reintegrate with society when they are released.
Bring two forms of identification with you. Acceptable forms of identification 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. Expired forms of identification are not valid. Visitors will also be required to provide vehicle information.
Visiting Hours are as follows:
General Population Inmates - Contact/Non-Contact Visits:
Visiting Hours: Sunday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Sign in time is from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sign in time is from 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Visitors are normally allowed a two (2) hour visit, unless extenuating circumstances exist as designated by the Warden or Duty Warden. The frequency and duration of visits may be limited in accordance with space and staff.
Contact Visits: Inmates not under visit restriction are allowed five (5) visits per month. Three (3) adult visitors may visit simultaneously. This number includes children three (3) years and older. If a child is under the age of three (3) and can be held on an adult visitor's lap, they will not be counted as one of the three (3) visitors.
Level "E" inmates are allowed five (5) visits per month.
NOTE: If a child is under the age of three (3) and can be held on an adult visitor's lap, they will not be counted as one of the three (3) visitors.
Orientation status inmates are not permitted visits with the exception of legal visits.
Segregation Inmates/Administrative Detention- Non-Contact Visits:
Visiting Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. daily. Sign in time is from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Visits are a maximum of one (1) hour.
Inmates not under visit restriction are allowed two (2) visits per month. Segregation inmates may only visit once per day. Two (2) adult visitors may visit simultaneously. This number includes children three (3) years and older. Each adult may accompany one (1) child less than three (3) years old.
MEDIUM SECURITY UNIT:
Visiting Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. daily. Sign in time is from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Visitors will not be processed for a visit during shift change (2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.) Visits are normally allowed two (2) hour visits. Under normal circumstances and space availability, length of time may be extended. In no case will visits be allowed past the established visiting hours.
Inmates not under visit restriction are allowed five (5) visits per month. Three (3) adult visitors may visit simultaneously. This number includes children three (3) years or older. When more than six (6) visitors (three years or older) visit, it will be counted as two (2) visits.
For more information or answers to any questions you may have contact the facility at the telephone number above or click here to read the Visiting Rules and Regulations.
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