Sauk Valley Community College

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Dixon Correctional Center

Address: 2600 North Brinton, Dixon, IL 61021

Phone: (815) 288-5561

Web Site URL: www.idoc.state.il.us/subsections/facilities/information.asp?instchoice=dix

Contact: Nedra Chandler, Warden

Counties

  • Bureau
  • Carroll
  • Lee
  • Ogle
  • Whiteside
  • Other (See Remarks)

Purpose:

The Dixon Correctional Center is Illinois' largest medium-security facility and is unique in its diversity. The administration of the facility is divided into specialized areas. The general population of medium-security males is divided into northeast, northwest and southeast housing units, a Health Care Unit housing older inmates with special needs, a unit for inmates with disabilities and an infirmary. The Special Treatment Center (STC) is designated medium-security and houses both mentally ill and developmentally disabled inmates. The STC's capacity is 520 inmates. The Dixon Psychiatric Unit (DPU) is a maximum-security unit, which serves as Illinois' primary psychiatric correctional facility. The capacity for this maximum-security unit is 212. Both the STC and DPU serve the needs of the mentally handicapped and developmentally disabled offenders by providing programs geared specifically toward a special needs population as well as a therapeutic environment. Dixon Correctional Center is situated on 462 acres of land just north of the city of Dixon, with 125 acres inside the perimeter fence. The facility operates its own power plant, sewage treatment plant, three deep wells and approximately 3-1/2 miles of underground tunnel systems. The facility sidewalks, signage, parking and other walkway areas are all in compliance with American with Disabilities Act requirements.

Remarks:

On the first visit to any correctional facility, the visitors will be required to have a photo identification, such as a driver's license, a state identification card, or acceptable documentation of non-US citizen including a current passport, Visa, or Matricula, and documentation that includes their social security numbers if US citizens, and date of birth. Please have two forms of identification; one should be a photo ID for additional visits. Visiting Hours - 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., 7 days a week. However, no visitor will be allowed in after 7:00 p.m. except for non-contact visits which will not be allowed in after 8:00 p.m.

Services Provided

  • Government/Public Offices

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