Centralia Correctional Center
Centralia Correctional Center is a medium-security prison for male inmates located in Centralia, Illinois. Owned and operated by the Illinois Department of Corrections, this facility has a maximum capacity of 1,572 inmates. Currently, the population at Centralia Correctional Center is 1,281, and the average annual cost per inmate is $25,204.
The Centralia Correctional Center strives to create a healthy and helpful environment, which provides the individual offender a humane and secure term of incarceration.
The facility consists of 46 buildings, which is comprised of 335,689 square feet. The living units consist of three housing unit clusters with a total of 14 housing units, one receiving unit, one segregation unit and a 15-bed health care unit. The facility sits on 100 acres with 50 acres enclosed by fencing.
Centralia Correctional Center
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Visiting Hours and Rules
Visiting hours at Centralia Correctional Center for general population are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30p.m. seven days a week. Offenders are permitted seven visits per month, with no more than two on weekends or holidays. Visitors must arrive at the facility no later than 2:00 p.m.
Segregation/non-contact visiting hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. All non-contact visits must be in by 1:00 p.m. In addition, there will be no weekend or holiday segregation/non-contact visits.
All visiting rules and regulations must be strictly adhered to by inmates and inmate visitors. Failure to comply may result in disciplinary action, as appropriate, and may also result in permanent or temporary restriction of visiting privileges for the inmate visitor.
General visiting guidelines
You must be on your inmate’s approved visitation list in order to be granted a visit. The inmate is responsible for arranging their visits and notifying their visitors of their visiting status.
To check if you are on the offender’s visitor list, you should write a letter to your inmate because staff can’t tell you whether or not you are on an offender’s visitation list when you call the facility.
All adult visitors age 18 and over must complete a Prospective Visitor's Interview (PVI) form, called a DOC 0148 on their first visit to Centralia Correctional Center. This PVI form can be completed in advance and brought in on the first visit.
Visitors must submit to a body search by officers at the Visitor Center. If you are intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you will not be allowed to visit.
Visitor Property Policy
Visitors are not allowed to bring electronic devices such as cell phones or tablets. Other items not allowed in the visiting room include food, drink, smoking materials, currency, packages, purses, bags, sacks, books, magazines, sunglasses, or personal keys.
Visitors may place personal items in small lockers available in the Visiting Center for 25 cents. The locker key may be carried into the facility after the visitor secures personal responsibility for these items. The facility will not assume responsibility for these items.
No baby food, except two plastic baby milk bottles are to be taken into the Visiting Room. Baby items may consist of one baby blanket and two diapers.
All adult visitors will be required to produce photo identification (ID) and verification of his or her date of birth. Be sure to bring two forms of identification with you; one should be a current state issued photo ID.
All visitors must be dressed appropriately for a prison environment or the visit will not be permitted. Clothing must be in good taste and not advertise or suggest any items in such a manner to 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 inappropriate dress for visitors are: short shirts or dresses, wrap around skirts, see-through clothing, see-through or low-cut blouses, tube tops, halter tops, tank tops, swim suits or swim suit tops, short shorts, clothing with “cutouts” or leggings. Dresses or skirts should extend to the knees.
Bringing contraband into an Illinois DOC facility is a criminal offense as specified in the Illinois Criminal Code of 1961.
"Contraband" means items which are prohibited by criminal law, departmental or facility rules or posted notices. They are items which an offender has no authority to possess; property which is in excess of that which is authorized by the facility.
All persons, vehicles, and items brought onto State property are subject to search. Failure to submit to a search will result in denial, suspension, or restriction of visiting privileges.
Information about Vending Machines
The visiting rooms at the facilities offer a variety of products for purchase in vending machines provided by outside vendors.
Vending machine items may only be purchased using a debit card. Visitors may purchase a debit card at the facility, normally at the gatehouse. The price of the debit card will vary by facility depending upon the vendor providing the service.
Any vending items purchased must be consumed during the visit and may not be carried out of the visiting room.
The Illinois DOC has partnered with Global Tel*Link (GTL) to provide video visitation services for the Centralia Correctional Center.
All potential visitors must register with GTL. Registration process will include completing a Prospective Visitor Interview Form. All visitors must fully complete this form with GTL even if they have completed this form at a facility.
All visitors must be on the offender’s approved visitation list in order to be granted a visit. Video Visitation Hours are as follows:
Sunday through Saturday 8:30 am to 11:30 am; 1:00 to 2:30 pm; 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Visitors should log on to the GTL site 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time, and all video visits will be scheduled through the GTL website. Do not call the facility to schedule a video visit.
You should check before scheduling the video visit of dates and times that are available for the offender. Staff at the facility can’t tell you if a date or time will work with an offender’s daily schedule. The facility will inform the offender of the pending visit and arrange for the offender to be present.
In order to accommodate all offenders at the Centralia Correctional Center:
- An offender may only receive one video visit per day.
- No more than three approved visitors per video visit for offenders confined in general population or protective custody status.
- An offender may receive only two video visits per week―this is counted against allotted visits.
- Visitors may only schedule one video visit per day.
- All video visits must be scheduled at least seven days in advance.
- Visits may be scheduled up to 30 days in advance.
- Only scheduled visitors may appear in the video visit monitor.
- One visitor on screen at a time, excluding children who need assistance sitting for the visit.
Video Visitation is a privilege and is only available to offenders in general population or in the health care unit. Offenders housed in Segregation, in orientation, or temporarily housed at the facility will not be permitted video visitation.
All video visits are monitored live and recorded, any violation of visitation rules, inappropriate conduct, or language may be subject to immediate termination of the video visit with or without warning. The visit Dress Code policy applies to video visitation.
Centralia Correctional Center
9330 Shattuc Road
Centralia, IL 62801
Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/xuQPw8i4WCRwxAZD6
General Phone Number
Inmate Mailing Address(es)
Inmate Name and DOC Number
Centralia Correctional Center
P.O. Box 7711
Centralia, IL 62801
How to Call an Inmate
You can’t call an inmate at the Centralia Correctional Center. But, inmates do have access to a phone during assigned times and can make outgoing calls. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Illinois, please click here.
How to Send Money
Inmates may receive money via GTL (ConnectNetwork), JPAY, Western Union, or money order.
(A money order must be sent directly to the lockbox, NOT to the facility; see information below regarding money orders.)
Funds up to $5,000 may be sent to inmates via the following methods, except MoneyGram, who has a maximum limit of $3,000.
- GTL (ConnectNetwork) at https://web.connectnetwork.com/facilities/illinois-department-of-corrections/
- JPAY at www.jpay.com
- MoneyGram locations using the Blue MoneyGram Express Payment Formー receiving code is 7364
- Western Union at www.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 sent via GTL, JPAY, and Western Union are anticipated to be applied to the inmate's account within 24-48 business hours.
Funds sent via Money Gram are anticipated to be applied to the inmate's account within 72 to 96 business hours.
Money orders must be sent with the 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 sent with a deposit slip, be made payable to JPay, and sent to the following address:
PO Box 260250
Hollywood, FL 33026
Programs For Inmates
- ABE (Adult Basic Education)
- GED (General Education Development)
- Recycling Program
- Sewing Shop
- Volunteer Literacy
- Life Skills
- Alcoholics Anonymous
- Narcotics Anonymous
- Substance Abuse
- Anger Management
- Leisure Time Services
- Lifestyles Redirection Program
- TRAC 1
- Reentry Summits
Pictures of Centralia Correctional Center
Careers at Centralia Correctional Center
If you are interested in a career with the Illinois Department of Corrections at the Centralia Correctional Center, you can find available positions by clicking here.