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Sheridan Correctional Center Profile and Valuable Information

Sheridan Correctional Center is a medium-security prison for adult males that is located in Sheridan in LaSalle County, Illinois. The state prison facility is owned and operated by the Illinois Department of Corrections. It has an operational capacity of housing up to 2740 inmates and the average cost per prisoner for a year is around $27,627.

The facility consists of a total of 75 buildings, which sits on over 600,000 square feet area. There are 13 housing units and a 9-bed health care unit in the center. It incarcerates general population offenders.

Sheridan Correctional Center is completely dedicated to substance abuse recovery and treatment and is one of the largest substance abuse treatment programs in the US. The facility is located about an hour and a half southwest of Chicago.

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History and mission of Sheridan Correctional Center

The facility was originally built as a juvenile facility in 1941. Later in August 1973, it was converted to an adult facility. Sheridan Correctional Center was closed from August 2002 and was only re-opened later in January 2004. The facility was reopened to provide men with substance abuse treatment services. It uses therapeutic community approaches to help inmates return to society drug-free.

The institution applies best clinical practices and models with cognitive self-change as recovering from substance addiction can prove to be very challenging.

Sheridan Correctional Center Phone Number

You can contact the Sheridan Correctional Number using the details provided below:

Phone number: (815) 496-2181

Fax number: (815) 496-2931

Sheridan Correctional Center Physical Address

Here are the physical and inmate mailing address of the Sheridan Correctional Center:

Physical address

4017 E. 2603 Road

Sheridan, IL 60551

Inmate mailing address:

Inmate Name & IDOC#

4017 E. 2603 Road

Sheridan, IL 60551

Sheridan Correctional Center Inmate Programs

Sheridan Correctional Center offers a variety of programs to its inmates keeping their best interests in mind. These programs include:


  • ABE (Adult Basic Education)
  • GED (General Education Development)


  • Culinary Arts
  • Masonry
  • Welding
  • Plumbing
  • Career technologies
  • Horticulture
  • Home Builders Institute (HBI)
  • Building apartment maintenance
  • Carpentry
  • Warehousing
  • Barbering
  • Electricity
  • Illinois Manufacturing Foundation (IMF)
  • Machining/CNC technology


  • Garment cutting

Volunteer Services:

  • Alcoholics anonymous
  • Bible study
  • Narcotics anonymous
  • Fathers read, too
  • Inside out dads


  • Positive parenting
  • Anger management
  • Peer education program
  • Healthy relationships
  • Drug education
  • Recreational therapy
  • Leisure time activity
  • The incarcerated veterans transition program
  • Young men's aggressive management groups
  • Chaplaincy
  • Inner circle groups
  • Library
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Sheridan Correctional Center Visiting Hours

Visitors can pay a visit to the Substance Abuse Program offenders during the below visiting hours after the offenders have been at the institution for 30 days. Offenders are allowed 7 visits a month, out of which, 2 can be done on weekends and holidays.

Visiting hours: Monday to Friday – 3:15 pm to 8:45 pm

Saturday, Sunday and state holidays: 9 am to 8:30 pm.

Please note that

  • Admission to the facility will not be allowed post 7 pm.
  • On the first and third Saturdays of every month, offender visits start only after 12 pm.

Sheridan Correctional Center Visitation Rules and Guidelines

Visits will have to carry two photo identification and verification of date of birth. The ID could include a driver’s license, a government ID card or a state ID. Expired forms of ID will not be accepted. Visitors will also have to carry vehicle information and other necessary data like official credentials, attorney registration or law student certification.

Sheridan Correctional Center Inmate Locator

You can search for inmates in Sheridan Correctional Center with a simple search on GoLookUp. All you have to do is click here and enter the basic details of the inmate.

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