Stateville Correctional Center

Stateville Correctional Center Illinois

Stateville Correctional Center

Physical Address:
Stateville Correctional Center
16830 So. Broadway St.
Joliet, IL 60434

Administrator:  Marcus Hardy

(815) 727-3607

Inmate Mailing Address:
Inmate Name, ID
Stateville Correctional Center
P.O. Box 112
Joliet, IL 60434

Stateville Correctional Center Inmate Mail

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 (Be sure to include the inmate name and ID number and send to the inmate mailing address above).

Sending Money to an inmate in Illinois

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 a bank account through Western Union Quick Collect. 

Visit 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.

Visiting an Inmate at Stateville Correctional Center

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:

Maximum security visits are 7:30am-2:30pm (daily)
Minimum security visits are 8:00-2:00pm (weekends and holidays)

Visitors must arrive by 1:30 pm weekdays (12:45pm weekends & holidays).

General population and protective custody inmate visits are limited to two hours on weekdays and one hour on weekends and holidays.

All segregation inmate visits are limited to one hour.

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.

How to do an inmate search in Illinois

To find an inmate identification number of an offender in Illinois, or to get other useful information you may want to do an inmate search.


Can a inmate get married in

Can a inmate get married in stateville correctional center 

cassette tapes at statesville for prisoners

My understanding is that a prisoner may purchase  a cassette tape player and buy tapes from a certain website..I have made several phone calls to Statesville and have been unable to find out if this is true..If it is can we on the outside order tapes from that website and have them sent directly to the prisoner? or do they have to do it themselves?



I don't know about the poicy there with cassettes, but do be careful. There are many bogus online sites that sell cassettes. One tip off is if they sell current artists on cassettes. I fell victim to one out of New York. Beware.

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Calling an inmate in Illinois

Telephone Calls for Inmates in Illinois

Inmates in Illinois are  only allowed to make calls to someone on their approved call list, they cannot receive any incoming telephone calls.  Three way telephone calls are strictly prohibited.  All calls can be monitored and recorded with the exception of legal calls which must be setup separately through the prison.

The only service provider for inmate calls in Illinois is through a company called Securus Technologies.  You can visit the Securus website here.  Inmates can make collect calls only to a land line, which means if you only have a cell phone or cannot receive collect calls on your landline then your only option will be to setup a pre-paid account through Securus.

When the inmate calls you the number that will read on your caller ID will be 1-866-718-4777.  The telephone number for Securus technologies is 1-800-844-6591.  This company is also who you would contact to block a call from an inmate.

For more information on calling an inmate you can visit the Illinois Department of Corrections website here.

Phone Calls

My husband is the receiving area at Stateville he's been there for 8 days--why hasn't he been able to call me--Ive put money on his phone account?  Also how long do they stay there until transferred to where they are doing their time at?  He only has 6 months to do.  If anyone has any answers to these questions I would appreciate them!!  Thanks

i'be been trying to talk to

i'be been trying to talk to my husband  But dont have the number to put money on my phone can u please help me by giving me the number 

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Calling inmates Stateville Correctional Center

The telephone systems inmates in Illinois use are consolidated communication in prison and evercom for some of the County facilities.  During receiving at Stateville the inmate is only allowed one 10 minute phone call a week and are told just before making it.

inmate making a call

Is there a special time that inmates make calls from stateville while in receiving?What is their schedule for the day?

What to expect when visiting

Bring some change and money with you as you will need to purchase a locker after being searched.  When I went about a year ago the lockers were cheap, about .25 cents.  The only thing allowed with you in the visiting area is your ID and vending card.  If you have eyeglasses you will be allowed to bring them with you too.  Not sure what you can bring if you have a small child with you, you may want to contact the institution and ask about that.  Be sure to put money on your vending card as they have amazing vending machines there.  I say amazing because they have stuff like cheesburgers, chicken wings, and ice cream available....something I have never seen before in a vending machine haha.  You cannot add money to the card once you leave reception so be sure you have this done before moving on to the visiting room.  Don't put too much money on the card as you cannot use it anywhere else and they do not refund it....I guess you could sell it to someone else coming into visit or you could save it for your next visit  :)