Illinois Department of Corrections

  • Agency: Illinois Department of Corrections
  • Address: 100 West Randolph, Chicago, 60601 IL
  • Chief:
Phone: (217) 558-2200

Illinois Department of Corrections is located at 100 West Randolph, Chicago, 60601 IL. The Illinois Department of Corrections phone number is (217) 558-2200.

Illinois Department of Corrections News

IDOC’s annual Charity Chili Cook-off was a huge success! More than $700 was raised for the Correctional Peace Officers Foundation. Congratulations to this year’s winners: 1st Place: Pinckneyville Correctional Center 2nd Place: Graham Correctional Center 3rd Place: Illinois River Correctional Center

We can't wait to meet you!

Join us in Chicago!

The Illinois Department of Corrections and Sheridan Correctional Center were both awarded an Illinois Sustainablity Award today by the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center. Our agency is committed to protecting the environment, helping sustain the future, and saving taxpayer money through innovative practices. We are proud to have been recognized for these efforts!

Last week, the IDOC hosted some very special guests — administrators from the Puerto Rico Department of Corrections and the Ministry of Justice in Romania! Association of State Correctional Administrators

Visit the IDOC booth at an upcoming job fair!

Calling all nurses!

Earlier this week, Shawnee Correctional Center donated 150 pounds of plastic bottle caps to Cypress Grade School. The bottle caps will be melted and made into benches for the school. The program teaches children about caring for the earth and green living. Way to go Shawnee!!!

Correctional staff have demanding, high stress jobs that can take a toll on their health and wellbeing. Today, Hill Correctional Center held a Wellness Fair to connect staff with information and resources to help them cope with the rigors of working in a correctional facility. Thank you to all the exhibitors who made this event possible and to AFSCME for providing lunch for staff!

Are you an RN or LPN? Contact us to learn how you can become a correctional nurse!

We hope to see you in LaSalle!

We're hiring nurses at Sheridan Correctional Center!

Congratulations Deputy Director Robert Mueller on being named "Boss of the Year" by the Centralia Business and Professional Women’s Club! Deputy Mueller was nominated by all the wardens in our southern district! "Colleagues noted that he leads by example and considers every employee as family and an integral part of his team. One said they always found him knowledgeable, honest, humble, personable and dependable as well as a true team leader."

Happy Boss’s Day to IDOC supervisors across the state! Your leadership inspires our staff to be their best every day!

Offenders at Kewanee Life Skills Re-Entry Center recently painted flag retirement boxes that were placed at four local American Legion posts. The men spent countless hours working on this project, which included thorough research to ensure the military scenes were accurately depicted.

Join Western Illinois Correctional Center for Hoopin’ with the Hawks at Quincy University!

Join us in Galesburg!

There are some very happy kindergartners in Jacksonville! Jacksonville Correctional Center, along with the Pittsfield and Green County work camps, delivered one decorative and one regular-sized pumpkin to EVERY kindergarten student in the Jacksonville School District! The facility distributed more than 600 pumpkins to nine schools! Thank you Jacksonville Mayor Andy Ezard and South Jacksonville Mayor Harry Jennings for joining our staff on this special day! All the pumpkins were planted and harvested by IDOC offenders who are proud to have brought joy to so many young children!

Competitive wages, healthcare benefits, and retirement benefits!

THROWBACK THURSDAY: This shovel was used to break ground for the construction of Hill Correctional Center in 1985. It even has the original dirt still on it! #TBT Do you have a historic IDOC photo? Share it with us!

Join us in Beardstown for a seminar presented by Illinois Department of Employment Security - IDES.

HONORING OUR VETERANS: On Saturday, Shawnee Correctional Center participated in a Veterans Parade in Marion. Their float highlighted the facility's SWATT dog program. SWATT gives offenders the opportunity to train rescue dogs to serve as comfort animals for military veterans. Retired Correctional Officer and Marine veteran David Smith and Correctional Officer and Army veteran David Dean were among the volunteers and staff who participated in the parade.