Menard, IL Reception and Classification Center View

Public flogging, the pillory for imprisonment, or a short time in county jails comprised the earliest forms of punishment for public offenders after Illinois was chartered in 1818 as the nation's 21st state. The state's few jails consisted of the most part of rude log dwellings. According to a historian writing of the time, "This prison was ordered to be build of hewn timber, 12 inches square and was considered, in those pioneer times, quite a terror to all who dared trample upon the majesty of the law." The author was referring to the jail erected in 1818 in Crawford County. Illinois county records reveal that the oldest jail was built five years earlier in Gallatin County. Hans W. Mattick and Ronald P. Sweet, authors of Illinois Jails, have described well the procedure for booking prisoners in those rustic structures.

Menard Reception and Classification 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 Menard Reception and Classification Center 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-3:30pm
Sunday 8am-3:30pm