Graham Correctional Center – Illinois

Know somebody in prison at Graham Correctional Center? Graham Correctional Center is a state correctional institution in the Illinois Deparment of Corrections. This site tells you all about anything a person needs to know about Graham Correctional Center,such as: How to locate an inmate. Visiting an inmate here. The address and phone number at Graham Correctional Center Mailing or sending money to an inmate. And much more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Graham Correctional Center
Year Opened: 1980
Type: MALE
State: Illinois
County: Montgomery County
DOC: Illinois Deparment of Corrections
Security Level: Medium

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Contact Information

Below you will find the street address and mailing address for Graham Correctional Center. Use the mailing address if you are going to mail a package or letter to someone there, and make sure to use the street address if you want to know the location of the prison.

Mailing Address

Be sure to read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading below before you mail a package or letter to an inmate so that you properly address the letter or package, and follow the appropriate procedure for mailing a package or letter. If you don’t use the correct directions, the letter or package might not get delivered.

Graham Correctional Center
P.O. Box 499
Hillsboro IL, 62049

Street Address / Prison location


Graham Correctional Center
R.R. #1, Highway 185 P.O. Box 499
Hillsboro IL, 62049

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number:

Map and Directions

Use the street address if you are going to visit a prisoner. You should check the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures headings on this page if you are going to try to visit someone in prison at Graham Correctional Center.

Graham Correctional Center
R.R. #1, Highway 185 P.O. Box 499
Hillsboro IL, 62049


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Phone Number

Graham Correctional Center inmates don’t have phones, so you won’t be able to call prisoners, but, there are times when it is helpful to know the telephone number to the prison.

State prison inmates may be able to call out using:

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

Fax Number

Graham Correctional Center prisoners don’t have fax machines, so you won’t get to send a fax to an inmate, but there are cases when it is necessary to have the fax number to Graham Correctional Center.

Email Address

This email address is the general email for Graham Correctional Center. You won’t be able to reach individuals at this address. If you are going to email an inmate, read the Inmate Email information below.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 2010
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To send an email message to a prisoner at Graham Correctional Center you must follow an exact procedure to make sure that the message is received by your inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prison inmates don’t have access to the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain protocols that you must follow when mailing a package or letter to a state prison inmate. If you don’t follow the procedures then what you sent might not be received.

Before you send a package or letter, be sure to read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Correctional facility officials do open and read all received general correspondence. Received general mail can be read as frequently as deemed necessary to keep security and safety or monitor any problems having to do with any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Here is the format for how you should address a package or letter to an inmate at Graham Correctional Center:

Graham Correctional Center
P.O. Box 499
Hillsboro IL, 62049

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Inmate Money

Every state correctional institution has a Commissary that was created to provide a bank type account for inmate money and for buying things not issued to inmates by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources may deposit funds to inmate’s accounts using Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can choose to send prisoners funds by way of the mail and must send those funds to the following address and do so in accordance with the rules listed below:

The funds must be in a money order made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is advisable to use a U.S. Postal Service money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be held for a 15-day hold period, in which the inmate will not get the money. The Bureau of Prisons will send back funds that don’t have correct inmate information provided the envelope it was sent it has a return address. Cash and checks will not be accepted so do not send cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

State prisoners are often transported to various prison facilities around the state, so sometimes you may have to look up the current location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Follow the link below to locate an state prison inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other Illinois state prisons: Illinois State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit Graham Correctional Center, make sure you be aware of this info:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every Illinois state prison has their own procedures for prison visitation and these policies are changed regularly. The information below could be changed now, so you should also read Graham Correctional Center’s site to read the latest visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The front entrance officer will make sure each visitor signs the prisoner visitors log when they enter the facility and upon departure.

Identification Required

Positive picture identification of all visitors will be required. The best forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; although, a state issued photo I.D. is OK.

For all of the points shown below, check the main prison website because this info is updated frequently:

  • 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

Section about Graham Correctional Center prison records coming soon.

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

Information about Graham Correctional Center death row will be posted ASAP.

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


Section about Illinois parole process coming soon.

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.


Details about getting released from Graham Correctional Center will be posted ASAP.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Details about prison life to be added later.

  • 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.


Graham Correctional Center news coming soon.


Graham Correctional Center photos coming.

For example, photos of:

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

If you have any photos of Graham 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 trying to find a job at a correctional facility? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison in the past?

If so, check out:

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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 share your story

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Family Resources

Information about family resources coming soon.


A section with the history of Graham Correctional Center will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Famous Graham 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

Graham Correctional Center Links

The official website:

Illinois Deparment of Corrections Links

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Graham Correctional Center

Have you ever been a prisoner at Graham Correctional Center? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone at Graham Correctional Center?

If you have, then you should write a review about it. Write about what you experienced so that other people can find out what to expect.

Things you can include in your review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Facility facility and layout
  • Guards and staff
  • Prison food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Prisoner safety
  • Gangs
  • Programs and activities

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

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  1. Vicky says:

    in the Sending inmate money information. It says offenders 8 digit # That is incorrect, the offender # is 6 digits.

  2. Heather Martin says:

    Why is the inmate mailing address different on here then on idoc’s website? Sure hope my boyfriend gets the package I sent that cost me $7.20 to send.

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