Danville Correctional Center – Illinois

Looking for somebody locked up at Danville Correctional Center? Danville Correctional Center is a state correctional facility in the Illinois Deparment of Corrections. This page will tell you information about everything you might want to know about Danville Correctional Center,like the following: How to locate an inmate. How to visit Danville Correctional Center inmates. The prison’s address and phone number. Mailing or sending money to an inmate. And much much more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Danville Correctional Center
Year Opened: 1985
Type: MALE
State: Illinois
County: Vermilion County
DOC: Illinois Deparment of Corrections
Security Level: Medium

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Contact Information

Below is the street address and mailing address for Danville Correctional Center. Use the mailing address if you are sending a package or letter to a prisoner there, and use the physical address if you need to know the location of Danville Correctional Center.

Mailing Address

Make sure to read over the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading below if you are going to mail a letter or package to a prisoner to learn how to correctly address the package or letter, and do the correct steps for sending a package or letter. If you do not follow the appropriate steps, the package or letter might not get delivered.

Danville Correctional Center
3820 East Main Street
Danville IL, 61834

Street Address / Prison location


Danville Correctional Center
3820 East Main Street
Danville IL, 61834

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number:

Map and Directions

Use the street address if you are going to visit a prisoner. Make sure to read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule headings further down on this page if you are going to try to visit an inmate here.

Danville Correctional Center
3820 East Main Street
Danville IL, 61834


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Phone Number

Danville Correctional Center prisoners don’t have telephones, so you can’t call an inmate, however, there are cases when it might be useful to have the telephone number to the prison.

Danville Correctional Center prisoners are able to call out using various methods:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

Danville Correctional Center prisoners don’t have faxes, so you can’t send a fax to your inmate, but there might be times when it may be helpful to have the fax number to the facility.

Email Address

The email address listed below is the primary email for the facility. You can’t contact inmates at this address. If you are going to send an email to a prisoner, check out the Inmate Email section on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 1866
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To email a letter to a prisoner at Danville Correctional Center you must follow an specific process to ensure that the letter gets to the inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prison inmates are not allowed to access the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special protocols that are necessary to follow when sending mail to a state prisoner. If you don’t then the letters and packages might be returned to you.

Before you send anything, you should read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Correctional facility guards will open and inspect and read all received general packages and mail. Incoming general mail can be read as frequently as necessary to maintain security and safety or monitor problems regarding inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Here is the proper format for how you must address a letter to a prisoner at Danville Correctional Center:

Danville Correctional Center
3820 East Main Street
Danville IL, 61834

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Inmate Money

Every state correctional institution has a Commissary that serves to provide inmates a bank-like account for inmate money and for buying items not issued regularly by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone can deposit money to inmate’s accounts with the U.S. Postal Service and Western Union.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can to send prisoners money by way of postal mail and have to send money to the following address and do so in accordance with the steps written below:

The money have to be a money order made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is best if you use a post office money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be placed on a 15-day hold, during which the inmate will not get the money. The Bureau of Prisons will send back funds that don’t have valid prisoner information but only if the envelope you sent it in has an adequate return address. Cash and checks won’t be accepted for deposit so don’t send any cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

State prison inmates are often changed to different prisons in the state, so you may have to look up the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click the link here to find an Danville Correctional Center inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other Illinois state prisons: Illinois State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you go to visit an inmate at Danville Correctional Center, you must know the following information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each Illinois prison has its own rules for prison visits and these policies change regularly. The procedures listed below might be out of date now, so make sure to also check Danville Correctional Center’s website to find the most up to date rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The front entrance officer will ensure all visitors sign the prison visitors log when entering the prison and upon exiting.

Identification Required

Positive picture identification of all visitors will be required. Acceptable forms of id are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; however, a state issued photo id is acceptable.

For all of the things shown below, read the official prison facility site because this info is updated all the time:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

Information about Danville Correctional Center prison records will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

Details about Danville Correctional Center death row to be added later.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information about Illinois parole to be added later.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


More information about release procedures to be added later.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Section about prison life at Danville Correctional Center coming soon.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


A news section will be posted ASAP.


Danville Correctional Center photos coming soon.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Danville Correctional Center
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Danville Correctional Center.

If you have any photos of Danville Correctional Center that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Are you looking for a job at a correctional facility? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison facility in your previous job?

If so, go to:

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The official website:

Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • You have the right to protection from the accused.
  • You have the right to notification.
  • You have the right to attend proceedings.
  • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • You have the right to restitution.
  • You have the right to a speedy trial.
  • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • Spouses and children of all victims.
  • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
  • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
  • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

Victim Notification

The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

Click here to post a comment

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Family Resources

Section about family resources coming soon.


Danville Correctional Center history coming soon.

Such as:

  • Famous Danville Correctional Center inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information About Other Illinois State Prisons: Illinois State Prisons

Danville Correctional Center Links

The official website:

Illinois Deparment of Corrections Links

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Danville Correctional Center

Have you ever been an inmate at Danville Correctional Center? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this prison?

If yes, then you should leave a comment below about it. Tell us about what you experienced because other people will know what to expect.

What to put in your review:

  • Facility conditions
  • Prison facility and layout
  • Staff and guards
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Prison gangs
  • Inmate programs and activities

If you are an inmate at Danville Correctional Center, post your mailing address if you want to receive letters from people.

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