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Dixon Correctional Center

Dixon Correctional Center

2600 N. Brinton Ave.Dixon, Illinois 61021

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Dixon Correctional Center Visiting Information:

Visitors to any correctional facility will be required to produce photo identification and verification of date of birth. Please be sure to bring 2 forms of identification with you; these would include a current photo ID such as a driver’s license, a state ID card, government ID card, military ID/driver’s license, or acceptable documentation of non-U.S. citizenship including a current Passport, or Visa, documentation must contain the visitor’s date of birth. Expired forms of identification will not be accepted. Visitors will also be required to provide vehicle information and other pertinent data, such as government identification, official credentials, attorney registration, and or law student certification.

General Population
9:00 am to 8:00 pm with no admittance after 7:00 pm (daily)

3:00 pm to 8:00 pm with no admittance after 7:00 pm (daily)

9:00 am until 3:00 pm with no admittance after 2:15 pm (daily)

Dixon Correctional Center Additional information:

Visitor Property Policy

Visitors are not allowed to bring electronic devices, such as cell phones or pagers, food, drink, smoking materials, currency, packages, purses, bags, sacks, books, magazines, sunglasses or personal keys into the Visiting Room.   Visitors may place personal items in small lockers available in the Visiting Center for 25 cents.  The locker key may be carried into the facility after the visitor secures personal responsibility for these items.  The facility will not assume responsibility for these items.

Some items allowed will vary by facility, such as diapers, tampons or sanitary pads, and if permitted, the number may vary.  Check with the respective facility regarding the institution’s policy in respect to these items.
No baby food, except 2 plastic baby milk bottles are to be taken into the visiting Room.  Baby items may consist of 1 baby blanket and 2 diapers, if permitted, are checked by the Visiting Center officer before being allowed within the facility.  No other items are permitted.

Smoking is not permitted in any visiting room or waiting room. Visitors and offenders are not allowed to be in possession of tobacco items in the Visiting Room.

With the exception of heart medication or asthma pump (inhaler) prescribed by a physician, no pills or medication of any type is to be taken into the Visiting Room.  The heart medication must be in a properly labeled container.  Medication taken into the Institution must be brought to the attention of the Visiting Room Officer.  Other medication shall be left in the lockers at the Visiting Center.  Insulin syringes must be secured at the Visiting Center and the Visiting Center staff notified of same.  Visitors will be allowed to return to the Visiting Center for the purpose of administering and insulin injection if needed.  Syringes must be removed from the facility at the end of the visit.


No time limit unless space availability is limited.

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2 Responses to Dixon Correctional Center

  1. mary January 7, 2014 at 12:19 pm #

    Can I send warm sweats to an inmate? if yes, how do I do it?

    • PrisonPath January 7, 2014 at 2:31 pm #

      Hi Mary,

      Please note the following rules about sending items to an inmate at the Dixon Correctional Center:

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      Frequently Asked Questions

      What is Sentence Credit?
      Does Corrections have a program of incarceration payments?
      What are “C-Number” inmates?
      How do sentencing laws work?
      Can I communicate with an inmate over the Internet?
      What is the situation with older inmates?
      I am a former inmate of IDOC and would like to have my name removed from the Internet Inmate Search Database. How can I do that?
      How do I write/correspond with an inmate?
      What items can I mail to an inmate?
      How can I send money to an inmate?
      What is the situation with boot camps in Illinois?
      What is the procedure for assigning inmates to facilities when they begin to serve their sentence?
      How long must an inmate be in prison before they can go to a work release center?
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      What is the role of Prisoner Review Board?
      My family member is incarcerated. What services are available for me and my family?
      What are the procedures for receiving collect telephone calls from an inmate?
      What are the procedures for visiting an inmate?
      What is IDOC’s visitation policy for a proposed visitor who has been convicted of a criminal offense or who has criminal charges pending?
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      What is Sentence Credit?

      General Overview

      There are various forms of sentence credits available to offenders, however not all offenders are eligible for each type of credit. The three most common types of credit are Statutory Sentence Credit, Program Sentence Credit, and Supplemental Sentence Credit.

      Statutory Sentence Credit refers to the percentage of time a determinate-sentenced offender must spend incarcerated. Offenders serve 50%, 75%, 85%, or 100% of their sentence, determined by statute, and based on the offense that was committed. For example, an offender who received a 4 year sentence for burglary would serve 50% of his sentence by statute, or 2 years. Offenders may lose statutory sentence credit based on negative behavior while in custody.

      Program Sentence Credit refers to time earned by an offender for participation in education, life skills courses, behavioral modification, drug treatment, re-entry planning, or Illinois Correctional Industries programs. Not all offenders are eligible for programming credit; for instance, offenders convicted of violent and Class X crimes are not eligible but may still be able to participate in such programming. Offenders earn one-half day off their sentence for each day of participation in such programs if they successfully complete the programs (Example: if an eligible offender completes a drug treatment program that is 30-days in duration, he may be awarded 15-days off his sentence). Offenders may lose program sentence credit based on bad behavior while in custody.

      Supplemental Sentence Credit (“SSC”) refers to credit of up to 180 days on an offender’s incarceration that can be issued as a result of an offender’s good conduct. This credit is at the sole discretion of the Director of the Department of Corrections or his designee. Similar to Statutory Sentence Credit and Program Sentence Credit, offenders may lose SSC based on their behavior while in custody.

      In response to changes in the law regarding awards of sentence credit, revised administrative rules have been finalized and appear in the Illinois Register. Under the revised rules, review of offenders for an award of SSC is pursuant to 20 Ill. Adm. Code 107.210, “Awarding of Supplemental Sentence Credit.”

      For an offender to be eligible for an award of SSC, first and foremost, he or she must have served more than 60 days in IDOC custody and be serving a sentence for offenses that are not excluded from an award pursuant to Section 3-6-3(a)(3) of the Code of Corrections (730 ILCS 5/3-6-3(a)(3)). Additionally, some offenders, by the nature of their current commitment offenses, will only be eligible for up to 90 days of SSC pursuant to Section 3-6-3(a)(3) of the Code of Corrections.

      There are additional administrative rule requirements that must be met in order for an offender to be eligible for an award of SSC. The offender:

      must not be subject to review under the Sexually Violent Person’s Act,
      must not have been found guilty of a 100 level disciplinary offense (violated while in custody) under 20 Ill. Adm. Code 504,
      must not have any pending criminal charges committed during the current incarceration,
      must not have been returned to the Department for a violation of his or her parole or mandatory supervised release during their current incarceration,
      must not have voluntarily quit or have been terminated for disciplinary reasons from a boot camp program,
      if recommended by a court, must have completed substance abuse treatment or been waived from the requirement by the Department, and
      must have completed mandatory sex offender treatment (if necessary) or been waived of the requirement by the Department (if applicable).

      It is important to note that even if an offender is potentially eligible for an award of SSC, the offender should not and does not have an outright expectation to receive an award.

      Potentially eligible offenders should have no expectation of receiving an SSC award because, beyond the eligibility requirements noted above, the Department has the discretion to consider numerous other factors before finding an offender suitable for an award of SSC. As such, the Department may examine and consider numerous things including, but not limited to:

      The offender’s complete master record file, including, but not limited to, sentencing material such as facts and circumstances of the holding offense, disciplinary records, and reports or recommendations made concerning the offender.
      The offender’s risk assessment analysis (if available).
      The offender’s history of conviction for violent crimes, as defined by the Rights of Crime Victims and Witnesses Act [725 ILCS 120].
      The offender’s assignment performance while in the custody of the Department.
      The offender’s educational or program performance and achievements while in the custody of the Department.
      The offender’s service to the Department, community, or State.
      The heroic action of the offender, such as saving the life of an employee or other offender.
      The offender’s potential for rehabilitation.

      The Department is working both carefully and diligently to review offenders for SSC pursuant to the above statutory eligibility requirements and comprehensive discretionary analysis.

      For those with family or friends within IDOC we appreciate your patience as the Department works to safely and responsibly implement the SSC credit program. Because of the many factors the Department intends to consider for each potentially eligible offender, it is impossible for the Department to project whether or when any specific offender will receive an award of SSC credit. It is also not possible for the Department to respond to inquiries concerning an offender’s likelihood of receiving an award of SSC due to the Department’s policy that prevents the disclosure of confidential master record file information and criminal history. If an offender is projected to have a revised parole date as a result of an award of SSC, the inmate will be notified, and his or her time adjustment will be reflected on the IDOC website under the offender’s profile in the Offender Search link.

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      Does Corrections have a program of incarceration payments?

      Mothers of children whose father is incarcerated sometimes find it difficult to make ends meet. They seek “incarceration pay” from the Department of Corrections to help them support the children while the father is incarcerated. There is no Illinois Corrections program that allows the agency to financially support children of incarcerated fathers or mothers.

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      What are “C-Number” inmates?

      “C-Numbers” refers to those inmates who were convicted to indeterminate sentences prior to implementation of determinate sentencing in 1978. C-numbered inmates periodically appear before members of the Illinois Prisoner Review Board to plead their case for parole. Other inmates serve a specific amount of time and are released after serving a percentage of their sentence.

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      How do sentencing laws work?

      The Illinois General Assembly passed legislation in 1977 that changed the state’s sentencing laws. It also established a new category of crime (Class X for the most violent crimes) as well as creating the death sentence and natural life sentence. Legislators also displaced the Illinois Parole and Pardon Board with the Illinois Prisoner Review Board. This eliminated a subjective determination by members of the Parole and Pardon Board as to when or why an inmate could be released from prison.

      Determinate sentencing became effective in February 1978. Inmates convicted of crimes committed in 1978 or later were given determinate sentences — specific amounts of time based on the seriousness of the crime. Previously, an inmate received an indeterminate sentence — or range of time — and appeared before the Parole and Pardon Board which determined suitability for release to parole.

      Until passage of “Truth in Sentencing” laws in the 1990s (730 ILCS 5/3-6-3), all inmates were to spend half their sentences incarcerated in jail or prison (less awards of good time). Under “Truth in Sentencing” laws, those convicted of first degree murder will serve 100 percent of the sentence. Those committing other violent offenses under Truth in Sentencing laws will serve 85 percent of their sentence.

      The Illinois Department of Corrections is not a lawmaking entity and does not hand down sentences to those who come into the state’s prison system. IDOC incarcerates individuals committed to it by the courts of this state.

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      Can I communicate with an inmate over the Internet?

      No. Inmates are not permitted access to the Internet, nor can they have personal computers in their cells. Inmates may use computers if their educational program merits it.

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      What is the situation with older inmates?

      Traditionally, inmates 50 year of age or older make up five to six percent of the inmate population. While the percentage of older inmates has not increased dramatically, the number of older inmates has increased as the population has quadrupled during the last three decades. And, as younger and middle aged inmates continue to serve longer sentences, the number and percentage of older inmates will increase accordingly. In addition, older inmates will likely have increased health issues as they age. Illinois Corrections is carefully monitoring the situation. The agency is exploring ways to care for its elderly and sick population through designated centers of specialized care. The agency currently has a limited geriatric unit at the Dixon Correctional Center. It houses approximately 80 offenders who are over the age of 50, have multiple medical problems, but function independently. Other older inmates with physical infirmities are housed in prison infirmaries as determined by their clinical and security status.

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      I am a former inmate of IDOC and would like to have my name removed from the Internet Inmate Search Database. How can I do that?

      Inmate conviction information can only be removed with proper paperwork from the committing court. Certified copies of not guilty verdicts on cases reversed and remanded to the circuit court are sufficient. Other court documents may be considered in cases where mistrials are ruled in remanded cases. Former inmates who have received pardons and commutations will have cases reviewed on an individual basis after Prisoner Review Board documents are submitted to the agency by the board at the request of the former inmate. Paperwork and a cover letter should be submitted to the IDOC Public Information Office.

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      How do I write/correspond with an inmate?

      Inmates may receive mail at any time during their incarceration. Write an inmate as you would anyone else, but remember to put the inmate IDOC number in the proximity of his name on the envelope. Your letter to the inmate will be opened and searched for contraband. If contraband is found, we will ask the state’s attorney of your county to prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law. We are not interested in what you write the inmate, unless it contains plans for his escape or other illegal activity. Please do not decorate the envelope with stickers. We strictly enforce the prohibition of stickers since they may be used to introduce contraband materials. Any document received at a prison that has stickers attached will be returned. You can locate the inmate IDOC number on the Inmate Search link. The information will feature the facility in which the inmate is housed. Facility addresses are under the Facilities & Visitation.

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      What items can I mail to an inmate?

      Inmates are provided food, clothing and healthcare. To ensure safety and security in the prison system, inmates are able to purchase approved items in the commissary.

      Inmates can receive correspondence, legal mail and publications, which are reviewed to determine whether they are obscene or constitute a danger to safety and security. The institutional Publication Review Committee reviews all publications that are not on the approved list, and will disapprove materials that do not meet criteria. Inmates can receive publications, including books, periodicals, magazines, newspapers and catalogs in accordance with department regulations. Inmates can receive publications from a vendor, friend or family. There is no limit through the mail. Publications brought to the facility shall be limited to 5 per visit.

      Guidelines need to be followed for envelopes and packages.

      Envelopes that are padded with clear bubble wrap will be accepted. Envelopes that have this type of padding can be easily scanned.
      Envelopes padded with gray diamond dust and corrugated cardboard boxes mailed from family and friends will not be accepted and will be returned to the sender without being opened.

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