Menard Correctional Center

Menard Correctional Center, known prior to 1970 as Southern Illinois Penitentiary, is an Illinois state prison located in the town of Chester in Randolph County, Illinois. It houses maximum-security and high medium-security adult males. The average daily population as of 2007 is 3,410.[1] Menard Correctional Center opened in March 1878; it's the second oldest operating prison in Illinois, and, by a large margin, the state's largest prison. Menard once housed death row; however, on January 10, 2003 the Condemned Unit closed when former Governor George Ryan granted clemency to all Illinois death row inmates.[2] It is a part of the Illinois Department of Corrections. Menard Correctional Center's average prisoner age is 34 years old. Each inmate's average annual cost totals $19,190.00.[3].

Menard Correctional Center Contact Details

Address: 711 Kaskaskia Street, P.O. Box 711, Randolph, IL
City: Menard
Zip: 62259
Phone 1: 618-826-5071
Type: State Prison

Mailing to Inmates and Staff

Inmate Visiting Days and Hours

Day of Week Hours
Monday 8AM–3:30PM
Tuesday 8AM–3:30PM
Wednesday 8AM–3:30PM
Thursday 8AM–3:30PM
Friday 8AM–3:30PM
Saturday 8AM–5:30PM
Sunday 8AM–3:30PM