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Agency Overview


To serve justice in Illinois and increase public safety by promoting positive change for those in custody, operating successful reentry programs, and reducing victimization.


  • We will operate safe, secure, and humane correctional facilities.
  • We will provide quality services to those who require medical and mental health treatment.
  • We will evaluate people in custody individually and develop an appropriate course of action based on individual needs.
  • We will reduce recidivism by offering seamless, efficient services that are geared toward rehabilitation.
  • Staff is our greatest asset and we will ensure that all staff is trained to the highest professional level.
  • This is a team-based environment where open communication and sharing new ideas are encouraged.
  • We value the well-being of IDOC staff and individuals in custody and will serve the people of Illinois with compassion and fairness.

Core Values

Professionalism    Integrity    Civility    Transparency    Accountability    Responsiveness