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Kewanee Life Skills Re-Entry Center

James Carothers, Warden

Facility Data

Kewanee Life Skills Re-Entry Center
Opened: (February 16, 2017)
*Operational Capacity: 682
Multi-Security Adult Male
Population: 179 (as of 6/30/23)
Average Annual Cost Per Individual: $104,854 (FY22)

*Operational capacity is the maximum number of beds a facility has; to include all health care, crisis, restricted housing, protective custody, isolation, R&Cs, and future beds that are down for repair. Data reflects a bed space capacity census that was conducted in August 2022.


Visitor ADA Accommodations

IDOC Visitation Rules and Information -- please review before visiting

To visit Kewanee Life Skills Reentry Center, you must sign up in advance.

Video Visitation

Video visitation hours are Sunday through Saturday 8:30a to 1:30p and 3:00p to 8:00p. Visitors should log on 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

Video Visitation Guidelines

Facility Address

2021 Kentville Road
Kewanee, IL 61443

Business Mail:
2021 Kentville Rd.
Kewanee, IL 61443

Individual in Custody Mail:
Individual in Custody Name & IDOC#
2021 Kentville Rd.
Kewanee, IL 61443

Phone: (309) 852-4601
Fax: (309) 852-3589

Facility Information

The main objective of the Kewanee Life Skills Re-Entry Center is to build valuable life skills and prepare individuals in custody for reentry into society while maintaining safety and security. The center will focus on individuals in custody who are ready to make needed changes in order to successfully reintegrate into their community. The facility will offer educational, job readiness and cognitive behavior therapy courses to individuals in custody who have one to four years left on their sentence and qualify for placement at the center.

Individual in Custody Programs


  • Pre-vocational and re-entry related Life Skills
  • Adult Basic Education (ABE)
  • Advanced Adult Basic Education (ADV ABE)
  • Adult Secondary Education (ASE/GED)

Career and Technical Education:

  • Restaurant Management
  • Custodial Maintenance



Volunteer Services:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Worship Services
  • Religious Studies
  • Day With Dad
  • Job Partnership


Clinical Services:

  • Thinking 4 a Change (NIC)
  • Criminal and Addictive Thinking (Hazelden)
  • Socialization (Hazelden)
  • Cultural Self Awareness (Hazelden)
  • Impact of Crimes (US Dept. of Justice/Office of the Victim Advocate-Penn. Dept. of Corrections)
  • Brief Intervention (TCU)
  • 12 Step Mapping (TCU)
  • Drug & Alcohol Education (Hazelden)
  • Substance Abuse Therapy Sessions

Mental Health Services:

  • Trauma (SPARCS)
  • Veteran's Trauma Group (Veteran's Administration)
  • Applied Anger Management (TCU)
  • Wellness Workshop I-Depression (UC San Francisco)
  • Wellness Workshop II-Anxiety
  • Responding to Grief (University of Texas)
  • Critical Thinking Workshop
  • Survivor's Support Group (SAMSA)
  • Overcoming Domestic Violence (National Training Project)
  • Abused Boys, Wounded Men (Hazeldon)
  • Exploring Relationships and Marriage with Fragile Families (CFWD Center for Families)
  • My Emotional Life-Mindfulness
  • Stepping Up and Stepping Out-De-Institutionalization Group

Therapeutic Enrichment Programs

     -Art as Coping (presented with Education, LTS)

     -Creative Writing (presented with Education)

     -Two Roads Literary/Art Program (presented with Education, LTS)

     -Inside Out Dads (presented with Clinical)