DuQuoin Structured Impact Program

The DuQuoin Structured Impact Program is a short-term, minimum-security boot camp for male offenders that is located in DuQuoin, Illinois. This is a satellite facility of the Pinckneyville Correctional Center, and it has an operational capacity of 200. The DuQuoin SIP is a short-term, paramilitary style rehabilitation program.

The mission of DuQuoin Impact Incarceration Program is to "provide for the protection of the public through the humane and secure incarceration of adult male offenders based upon the foundation of legislative and judicial decisions." 

The administration is focused on instilling responsibility and mature decision making skills in the inmates through extensive and high-quality educational programs, work assignments, vigorous physical training, and religious avenues.

The goal of the DuQuoin Structured Impact Program is to go above and beyond providing the minimum necessities of food, sanitation, clothing, housing, and medical services. The staff maintains a clean and safe environment for the inmates, and they encourage a positive adjustment as the inmates work to acquire employment skills and make educational advancements. The ultimate goal is to rehabilitate the inmates and reduce recidivism.

Security measures at the DuQuoin Impact Incarceration Program are maintained to a strict degree to make sure the community, inmates, and staff are safe. New reentry programming has also been established to further encourage the successful transition of the inmates as productive citizens within communities through structured programming.

Because this facility is a boot camp, the inmates who successfully complete the program have their sentences reduced to time served, between 120-180 days.

The center features four buildings -- Administration, Multi-Purpose, Dormitory, and Maintenance -- contained on eight acres of land. The facility is encircled by a one-third mile running track with a 14,000 sq. foot outside exercise area.

Prison Insights

DuQuoin Structured Impact Program

Go back

What Do Inmate Families Think?

Go back

What Do Former Inmates Think?

Go back

What Do Employees Think?

Go back
Sorry, there are no insights for this section of the facility yet.
Overall Score = /10
Total Respondents =

Visiting Hours and Rules

Inmates who are part of the DuQuoin Structured Impact Program are allowed visits AFTER they've completed 60 days. Visiting times are on Weekends and Holidays only, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

All visits must be approved 14 days in advance at the offender’s request. Visits are limited to two hour intervals, immediate family only.

Immediate family members include: mother, father, grandparents, spouse, children, and siblings, including step relations. Visitors must arrive 15 minutes prior to their pre-approved visit time.  Due to limited seating, visits are restricted to three adults per visit.

Visitor Approval

All adult visitors must be on the inmate's approved visitation list in order to visit. Inmates are responsible for arranging their visits and notifying their visitors of their visiting status. 

At this time, each incarcerated person is permitted three visits per month.

How to Visit During Limited COVID visitation:

  1. Identify the person you would like to visit and their facility by utilizing the search tool.
  1. Ensure you are on the incarcerated individual's approved visitation list by writing them a letter. IDOC staff cannot verify whether you are on the individual's list.
  1. Schedule your visit online at least seven days in advance.
  1. The sign up system will timeout if there is no activity for 30 minutes. If you start to sign up, you must complete the sign up within 30 minutes.
  1. Arrive at the facility at least 10 minutes prior to your scheduled visit time.

General Visiting Rules

Visitation is encouraged to help incarcerated men and women maintain ties with family, friends, and others in the community. 

All adult visitors are required to have a current photo ID, 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. 

Allowed Items

Visitors are not allowed to bring electronic devices (such as cell phones, smartwatches, tablets, or laptops), food, drink, smoking materials, currency, packages, purses, bags, sacks, books, magazines, sunglasses, or personal keys into the Visiting Room. Visitors must put personal items in small lockers that are available at no charge. 

Items that a visitor may possess inside the visiting room or in a secured locker, unless otherwise approved by the CAO, shall include: 

  • Any item approved for an ADA request for reasonable accommodation. 
  • One identification card
  • One key fob or car door key without remote attachment
  • One locker key, if issued
  • One jacket or coat appropriate for the weather
  • Religious headgear, and
  • Lifesaving medication

If visiting with an infant or toddler, the following items may be brought into the visiting room in a clear plastic bag or container:

  • Three diapers and wipes
  • One blanket
  • Two filled clear plastic bottles; two sealed containers of baby food; a combination of one bottle and one sealed container of baby food
  • One change of clothes
  • One bib
  • One pacifier
  • One plastic spoon
  • One clear empty cup with lid
  • One coat or jacket and one hat
  • One pair of gloves or mittens during appropriate weather

Dress Code

All adult visitors must be dressed appropriately for a prison environment or the visit will not be permitted.

Clothing must not advertise or suggest any items that signify a Security Threat Group or other illegal activity. Visitors should not wear clothing that is sexually explicit, offensive, or degrading. All visitors must wear underwear and female visitors must wear a bra. 

Visitors should not wear clothing which reveals the buttocks or breasts. Examples of appropriate and inappropriate dress for visitors are: 

  • Dresses, shorts or skirts must extend to the knee
  • Clothing that compromises the integrity of safety/security such as gang affiliated symbols and communication that may negatively impact ability to control the population
  • No see through/sheer clothing
  • No holes, tears, or “cutouts” in clothing above the knee
  • No tube tops, halter tops, tank tops, swimsuits, or swimsuit tops
  • Loose fitting clothing is encouraged but not required
  • Visitors may be permitted to wear religious headgear if there are no safety or security concerns. Wigs are not considered headgear and will not result in the denial of visits. 
  • Visitors may wear two rings (inclusive of one wedding ring), one pair of earrings, and piercings that cannot be removed.

Physical Address

DuQuoin Structured Impact Program
275 Agriland Acres
Du Quoin, Il 62832

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/nmmAXoAuFF3aoMZt8

General Phone Number

(618) 542-5738

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

DuQuoin Structured Impact Program
Inmate name and number
275 Agriland Acres
Du Quoin, Il 62832

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call a resident who is part of the DuQuoin Structured Impact Program, but they do have access to phones during certain hours and are allowed to make outgoing calls.

How to Send Money

You can send money to a resident at the DuQuoin Structured Impact Program via the following methods. (You must use the inmate's IDOC number and legal name for all electronic transfer of funds.)

Money Orders

Money orders must be sent with a lockbox deposit slip and must be complete with the inmate name, IDOC inmate number, sender’s name, and address. 

Deposit slips are available by clicking here. The money orders should be made payable to JPay and sent with the deposit slip to: 

PO Box 260250
Hollywood, FL 33026

Programs For Inmates


  • ABE (Adult Basic Education)
  • GED (General Education Development)
  • Drug and Alcohol Awareness Education


  • Horticulture
  • Computer Technology
  • Commercial Custodial
  • Food Service


  • Parole School
  • Religious Volunteers
  • Community Service - DQIIP work crews
  • TRAC 1
  • Career Technologies
  • 12 Step Substance Abuse Program (Wells Center)

Pictures of DuQuoin Structured Impact Program

Careers at DuQuoin Structured Impact Program

If you are interested in a career with the Illinois Department of Corrections and would like more information about the job openings at the DuQuoin Structured Impact Program, click here.