Logan Correctional Center

Logan Correctional Center is a prison for female inmates of various security levels located in Logan, Illinois. Owned and operated by the Illinois Department of Corrections, this facility has an operational capacity of 2,284 and the annual average cost per inmate is $34,106.

Currently, the population at Logan Correctional Center is 1,510, and the population of the Reception & Classification Center is 147.

It is the mission of the Logan Correctional Center to provide appropriate custodial care and a continuum of programs and services for the female offender in a safe and humane environment.  The center's goal is to address the special needs of the female offender, as well as provide education, vocational, and industrial-based programming that will enhance and support skill building within an entrepreneurial approach.  The center's mission is to provide independence for the female offender and her dependents.

Logan's living units consist of seven E-style units, three C-style units, one X-house, a segregation unit, and a 15-bed infirmary health care unit. The facility encompasses 150 acres with 57 acres enclosed by fencing.  

Logan Correctional Center serves a multifaceted population consisting of reception and classification, segregation, protective custody, and mental health units, as well as a state-of-the-art medical facility designated to provide care to pregnant and critically or terminally ill female offenders.

In 2016, the Department of Justice found the conditions at Logan Correctional Center to be “untenable.”

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Visiting Hours and Rules

General Population visiting hours are on weekdays, weekends, and holidays from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. No visitor is allowed entrance after 6:30 p.m. due to processing time.

There is a four-hour time limit on weekday visits, which can be extended if no one is waiting to visit. Should overcrowding become an issue, visits will be reduced to two hours.

On weekends and holidays, visits will be a maximum of four hours when space is available. Should overcrowding become an issue, visits will be reduced to two hours.

Segregation visiting hours are weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. No visitor is allowed entrance after 12:30 p.m. due to processing time. There is a one-hour time limit on visits with inmates in segregation. 

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 Logan 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.

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 youㅡone 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.


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 Logan 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, 9:00 a.m.ㅡ11:00am; 5:00 p.m.ㅡ8:00 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.

In order to accommodate all offenders at the Logan 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 inmates in the general population.

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

Logan Correctional Center
1096 1350th Street
Logan, IL 62656

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/At47kf6C34HxUAnr7

General Phone Number

​(217) 735-5581

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and DOC Number
Logan Correctional Center
P.O. Box 1000
Logan, IL 62656

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Logan Correctional Center 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 Logan Correctional Center 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:

PO Box 260250
Hollywood, FL 33026

​Programs For ​Inmates


  • ABE (Adult Basic Education)
  • Pre GED (General Education Development)
  • GED (General Education Development)
  • Nail Technology 
  • Cosmetology
  • Hair Braiding


  • Construction Occupation
  • College Associate Degree
  • Career Technology
  • Food Services
  • Horticulture


  • Recycling Shop
  • Helping Paws Program

Volunteer Services:

  • Cake Decorating Class
  • Family Connections Visitation
  • Operations Storybook
  • Mom & Me Summer Camp
  • Mom & Me Mother's Day Camp
  • Mentoring Children of Incarcerated Parents
  • Angel Tree
  • Operation Ponytail
  • Chicago Legal Aid for Incarcerated Mothers (CLAIM)
  • Religious Services
  • Social Graces


  • Project Read/Literacy Program
  • Wells Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Women of Hope Unit
  • Women of Victory Unit
  • Sobriety Group
  • Drug Education Program
  • Parenting
  • Toastmasters
  • Book Club
  • Stress Management
  • Anger Management 
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Lifestyle Redirection
  • TRAC I
  • Healing Through Positive Self-Image
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Assault/Abuse Group
  • HIV Support Group
  • Hospice/Adult Care
  • Mental Health
  • Leisure Time Services
  • Phoenix Rising
  • Re-entry Summits
  • Out in Week Boutique
  • Seeking Safety

Pictures of Logan Correctional Center

Careers at Logan Correctional Center

If you are interested in a career with the Illinois Department of Corrections at the Logan Correctional Center, you can find available positions by clicking here.