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Stateville Correctional Center

Charles Truitt, Warden

Facility Data

Stateville Correctional Center
Opened: March 1925
*Operational Capacity: 3,020
Maximum Security Adult Male
Stateville Correctional Center Population: 453
Northern Reception and Classification Center Population: 1,312
Stateville Minimum Security Unit: 162
Total Population: 1,927 (as of 6/30/23)
Average Annual Cost Per Individual: $61,304 (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.

Stateville Correctional Center is the parent institution for the Northern Reception and Classification Center and Stateville Minimum Security Unit.


Visitor ADA Accommodations

IDOC Visitation Rules and Information

To visit Stateville Correctional Center, you must sign up in advance.

Video Visitation

Video visitation hours are Sunday through Saturday 4:00p to 8:00p. Visitors should log on 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

Video Visitation Guidelines

Facility Address

Business Mail:
16830 So. Broadway St.
P.O. Box 112
Joliet, IL 60434

Individual in Custody Mail:
Individual in Custody Name & IDOC#
P.O. Box 112
Joliet, IL 60434

Phone: (815) 727-3607
Fax: (815) 727-5511

Facility Information

Stateville Correctional Center's mission is to encourage and promote a climate of safe and secure conditions in which individuals in custody and staff can develop positive attitudes and encourage work and program opportunities and experiences that guide individuals in custody toward reintegration into the community.

The facility sits on a total of 2,264 acres of land with a 33-foot wall with guard towers surrounding it. This adult male maximum security facility consists of a 32-bed infirmary in the health care unit and three living units that house general population, segregation, protective custody and temporary writ individuals in custody . The Northern Reception and Classification Center (NRC) functions as the major adult male intake and processing unit for the entire state. The NRC contains 1,800 beds in 24 housing units. Within the NRC is also the minimum-security unit, which can house up to 384 individuals in custody in two units.

Individual in Custody Programs


  • Adult Basic Education (ABE)
  • Advanced Adult Basic Education (ADV ABE)
  • Adult Secondary Education (ASE/GED)

Career and Technical Education:

  • Barbering


  • Recycling

Volunteer Services:

  • Creative Art
  • Choir
  • Religious Services for all Faith Groups
  • Volunteer Proctors; correspondence course testing

Postsecondary Education:

  • North Park University: Master of Arts in Christian Ministry and Restorative Arts Degree
  • Oakton Community College: Associate of Arts
  • Northwestern University: Bachelor of Arts in collaboration with Oakton Community College
  • Northeastern University / University Without Walls Program (UWW): Competency Based Bachelor Degree
  • DePaul University: Inside Out Program; credit bearing class
  • The Prison+Neighborhood Art/Education Project (PNAP): Structured Spanish class; non-credit bearing class
  • DePaul University/Senator Ventura Legislative Internship Program
  • College Think Tanks


  • North Park University: Peace Circle Training
  • Library
  • Life Skills
  • Music Studio
  • Anger Management
  • Substance Abuse
  • Life Style Redirection
  • Chaplaincy/Religious Programming
  • Veterans Group
  • Counseling
  • Long Term Offender Program (LTO)/Creative Writing/Creative Art
  • Houses of Healing
  • Communication Skills
  • Math Skills
  • Finance Skills
  • Grief Group
  • Twelve Step Program
  • Behavior Modification