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Graham Reception and Classification Center

Steven Campbell, Day-to-Day Warden

Facility Data

Graham Reception & Classification Center
Opened: 1997
Population: 367 (as of 6/30/23)

Graham Correctional Center is the parent institution for Graham Reception & Classification Center.


Visitor ADA Accommodations

To visit Graham Reception and Classification Center, you must sign up in advance.

IDOC Visitation Rules and Information -- please review before visiting

Visitors are able to arrive at the facility 30-minutes prior to the scheduled visit and call the facility from the car upon arrival for further instructions. All adult visitors are required to have two (2) forms of ID at check in to the facility. One of those IDs must be a photo ID. All visitors, including minor children, must be appropriately dressed. All visitors, age 2 and above, must wear a face mask that is provided by the facility during the entire duration of the visit. 

Receiving and Classification Individuals in Custody :

  • All visitors, including minor children, must be on the individual in custody's approved visiting list. Those individuals who have been housed in the Reception and Classification Center for 60+ days are eligible for two (2) non-contact visits per month, Monday-Friday, no weekends or holidays. One adult and one lap-sized child (under 2 years of age) are permitted to visit and must be listed as a visitor as either Visitor 1 or 2. Visits are limited to 2 ½  hours.
  • Visiting hours at Graham Reception and Classification Center are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m. No weekends or holidays.
  • All visitors are encouraged to call the facility the day prior to the scheduled visit or visit the IDOC website, Individual in Custody Search, to ensure the individual they wish to visit is still in Reception Status at GRC.

Facility Address

Physical Address:
12078 Illinois Route 185
Hillsboro, IL 62049

Business Mail:
12078 Illinois Route 185
Hillsboro, IL 62049

Individual in Custody Mail:
Individual in Custody Name & IDOC#
12078 Illinois Route 185
Hillsboro, IL 62049

Phone:  (217) 532-6961
Fax:  (217) 532-6799

Facility Information

The Graham Reception & Classification unit is an adult male intake and processing unit, responsible for orientating individuals in custody newly admitted to the Illinois Department of Corrections from certain committing counties to the department.

Individuals in custody admitted to the Graham R&C are in reception status. They remain in reception status until they are transferred to a permanent institution. Privileges and movement are limited at the reception center. The average length of stay is 3 weeks to 2 months; however, it may be longer due to court writ, medical hold, bed space availability, an early release date, or other considerations.