Pontiac Correctional Center View

Pontiac Correctional Center, established in June 1871, is an Illinois Department of Corrections maximum security prison (Level 1) for adult males in Pontiac, Illinois. The prison also has a medium security unit that houses medium to minimum security inmates and is classified as Level 3. Until the 2011 abolition of the death penalty in Illinois,[1] the prison housed male death row inmates, but had no execution chamber. Inmates were executed at the Tamms Correctional Center. Although the capacity of the prison is 2172 it has an average daily population of approximately 2000 inmates. In May 2008, Governor Rod Blagojevich's administration proposed to shut down the Pontiac facility, which would phase out the prison between January and February 2009. The inmate population would be transferred to the Thomson facility, a newly built maximum security prison, which is also equipped to house segregated inmates. Thomson has since been sold to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The Pontiac facility is one of the largest employers in the Livingston County community. Governor Pat Quinn cancelled plans to close Pontiac Correctional Center on March 12, 2009.[2][3].

Pontiac Correctional Center Contact Details

Address: 700 West Lincoln Street, Livingston, IL
City: Pontiac
Zip: 61764
Phone 1: 815-842-2816
Type: State Prison

Mailing to Pontiac Correctional Center Inmates and Staff

Inmate Visiting Days and Hours

Day of Week Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Holiday 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM