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04-13-2011, 12:29 PM
Dixon Correctional Center
Opened: July 1983
*Operational Capacity: 2,383
Level 3 High Medium Adult Male
*Current Population: 2,232
Average Age: 39
Average Annual Cost Per Inmate: $25,263.00

*As of 8/31/2010. Reflects bedspace capacity analysis as outlined in the October 1, 2010 Quarterly Report to the Legislature.
Visiting Hours

IDOC Visitation Rules and Information -- please review before visiting

On the first visit to any correctional facility, the visitors will be required to have a photo identification, such as a driver's license, a state identification card, or acceptable documentation of non-US citizen including a current passport, visa, or Matricula, and documentation that includes their date of birth.

Please have two forms of identification; one should be a photo ID for additional visits.

Visiting Hours - 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., 7 days a week.
However, no visitor will be allowed in after 7:00 p.m. except for
non-contact visits which will not be allowed in after 8:00 p.m.
Facility Address

Business Mail:
2600 N. Brinton Ave.
P.O. Box 1200
Dixon, Il 61021

Phone: (815) 288-5561
Inmate Mail:
2600 N. Brinton Ave.
Dixon, Il 61021

Facility Information

Dixon Correctional Center fully supports the mission of the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) through the development of security levels and supervision of offenders. A major focus of the center's mission is to provide a comprehensive mental health program to address the individual and group needs of the mentally ill. The center strives to provide a safe and secure environment where mentally ill and /or developmentally disabled offenders, who are in need of placement in a correctional psychiatric setting, will have the opportunity to participate in treatment and educational programs that will assist them in their ability to function productively, both within the correctional setting and in their communities upon release.

Dixon Correctional Center is distinct in its size as IDOC's largest medium-security facility and is unique in its diversity. The administration of the facility is divided into specialized areas that include units housing general population (GP) inmates, older inmates with special needs, inmates with disabilities as well as an infirmary.˜ The Special Treatment Center (STC) is medium-security center that houses both mentally ill and developmentally disabled inmates. ˜The Dixon Psychiatric Unit (DPU) is a maximum-security unit, which serves as IDOC's primary psychiatric correctional facility. Both the Special Treatment Center and Dixon Psychiatric Unit serve the needs of the mentally handicapped and developmentally disabled offenders by providing programs geared specifically toward a "special needs" population as well as a therapeutic environment.

The Dixon Correctional Center is situated on 462 acres of land just north of the city of Dixon, with 125 acres inside the perimeter fence. The facility sidewalks, signage, parking and other walkway areas are all in compliance with ADA (American Disabilities Act) requirements.

Inmate Programs


ABE (Adult Basic Education)
GED (General Education Development)
Associate of Arts
Associate of Liberal Studies

Commercial Custodial (GP)
Bachelor Living (STC)
Building Maintenance (STC)
Laundry and Dry Cleaning (STC)
Small Business Management (GP)
Cosmetology (GP)
Commercial Cooking (GP)
Construction Occupations (GP)


Volunteer Services:

Religious Programs (Worship and Bible study)
Alcoholics Anonymous
VITAL (Volunteers in Teaching Adult Literacy)

Life Skills
Substance Abuse
Anger Management
Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program
Leisure Time Services
Hospice/Adult Care
Individual Therapy
Group Therapy
Sex Offender Program
Community Work Crews
Lifestyle Redirection
Reentry Programs

07-10-2011, 02:35 PM
Here is some van information for Dixon Correctional Facility: (Tnx missteal)

Call 1-312-421-2406

Van goes up there every other Sunday

The cost is $20 roundtrip and you must pay via money order or buy a ticket from the Salvation Army. Again the number is 1-312-421-2406

The bus leaves from 105 South Ashland at 7:30 a.m. I am guessing it get's there to Dixon by 9:00 a.m. This is for Sunday visits.