Joliet Treatment Center

The Joliet Treatment Center is a multi-disciplinary treatment facility for convicted male adult felons in the custody of the Illinois Department of Corrections who have been diagnosed with a severe mental illness. The center is located in Joliet, Illinois.

This facility provides treatments to high-risk, high-need inmates using a step-down structured format that aims to return them to the facility's general population. The treatment capacity at Joliet is 422, with a minimum-security general population capacity of 64.

Joliet Treatment Center consists of 20 buildings with two behavior modification units, four residential treatment units, and a minimum-security unit.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

As of August 2021, visiting hours at the Joliet Treatment Center are based on both scheduling availability and vaccination status. The Illinois Department of Corrections is in the middle of a multi-phase plan to resume in-person visits as safely as possible. 

To ensure the health and safety of all visitors, residents, and staff and in accordance with the CDC Guidelines, visitors that are fully vaccinated are permitted for visits between the hours of 8AM and 11AM, then again from 11:15PM to 2:15PM. 

Visitors that are NOT fully vaccinated are permitted for visits between the hours of 3:45PM to 5:45PM, then again from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. Breaks in time will be utilized to sanitize visitation areas. Please schedule accordingly.

Visitor Approval

All adult visitors who wish to visit an inmate at Jolie Treatment Center must be on their approved visitation list. The inmate is responsible for sending out visitor applications and notifying potential visitors of their visiting status. 

In-Person Visits

The Illinois DOC is in phase two of their plan to resume in-person visits at Joliet Treatment Center. Phase two loosens restrictions for both visitors and incarcerated people who are fully vaccinated. Unvaccinated visitors are allowed during appropriately marked time slots. 

During phase two, each inmate is allowed three visits per month. To visit an inmate at Joliet Treatment Center, you must sign up at least seven days in advance. The number of visitors per two-hour time slot is limited. 

All visitors must arrive at least 10 minutes prior to their scheduled visit time. 

General Visiting Rules

All adult visitors must 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. 

Visitors are not allowed to bring electronic devices (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

Joliet Treatment Center
2848 West McDonough
Joliet, IL 60436

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Joliet Treatment Center
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2848 West McDonough
Joliet, IL 60436

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call a resident at the Joliet Treatment Center, 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 Joliet Treatment Center 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.

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Careers at Joliet Treatment Center

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