Greene County Work Camp

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The Greene County Work Camp is a prison for male inmates located in Jacksonville, Illinois. Run by the Illinois Department of Corrections, the Greene County Work Camp used to be the Greene County Impact Incarceration Program, which is a military-style boot camp that originally opened in March 1993 and closed in October 2002. 

In February 2004, the facility reopened as a work camp equipped to house up to 200 offenders who must meet stringent criteria. In June 2013, the Greene County Impact Incarceration Program reopened in accepting inmates into the boot camp program while the operations of the work camp there closed in July 2013. In June 2014, the Greene County Impact Incarceration Program was closed and reopened as a work camp.

The parent facility of the Greene County Work Camp is Jacksonville Correctional Center, and the current population in the work camp is 125.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visitation at Greene County Work Camp will be by appointment only every day of the week, with seven visits and only two on weekends or on a holiday each month. Offenders must submit a visit request form at least one week prior to the visit and receive approval from the Superintendent before the visitor arrives. 

Visitation hours at the work camps are from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., with no entry allowed after 2:00 p.m.

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 on their first visit to Greene County Work Camp. 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

You are not allowed to bring electronic devices such as cell phones or tablets to a visit. Other items not allowed in the visiting room include food, drink, smoking materials, currency, packages, purses, bags, sacks, books, magazines, sunglasses, or personal keys.   

Small lockers are available in the Visiting Center for 25 cents to store personal 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.

Required Identification

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.

Dress Code

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.

Contraband

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 possessㅡproperty 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.

Video Visits

The Illinois DOC has partnered with Global Tel*Link (GTL) to provide video visitation services for the Greene County Work Camp.

All visitors must register with GTL. The 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 Sunday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.; and 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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. 

Before scheduling your video visit, you should check on the 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.

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.

Physical Address

Jacksonville Correctional Center
Greene County Work Camp
US 67 South
Roodhouse, IL 62082

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/E6DEWNw4ovZanmU87

General Phone Number

​(217) 374-2177

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Jacksonville Correctional Center
Inmate Name & IDOC#
Greene County Work Camp
2268 East Morton Avenue
Jacksonville, IL 62650

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Greene County Work Camp can’t receive incoming calls. However, they 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

You can send money to an inmate at Greene County Work Camp via GTL (ConnectNetwork), JPAY, Western Union, or money order. You must have the inmate’s name and IDOC number to send money.

Money Orders

Please note that a money order must be sent directly to the lockbox, NOT to the facility. 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:

JPay
PO Box 260250
Hollywood, FL 33026

​Programs For ​Inmates

Vocational:

  • Career Tech

Volunteer Services:

  • Religious

Other:

  • Leisure Time Activity
  • Community Work Crews
  • Individual Counseling

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Careers at Greene County Work Camp

If you are interested in a career with the Illinois Department of Corrections at the Greene County Work Camp, you can find available positions by clicking here.

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