Hill Correctional Center – Illinois

Looking for somebody incarcerated at Hill Correctional Center? Hill Correctional Center is a correctional institution in the Illinois state prison system, which is part of the Illinois Deparment of Corrections. This site tells you all about everything you might want to know about Hill Correctional Center,like the following: How to do a prison inmate search. How to visit Hill Correctional Center inmates. The address and phone number at Hill Correctional Center How to send mail and money to an inmate. And lots more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Hill Correctional Center
Year Opened: 1986
Type: MALE
State: Illinois
County: Knox County
DOC: Illinois Deparment of Corrections
Security Level: Medium

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Contact Information

Here is the street address and mailing address for Hill Correctional Center. Use the mailing address if you are sending a letter or package to an inmate at Hill Correctional Center, and make sure to use the physical address if you need to know the actual location of Hill Correctional Center.

Mailing Address

You should read over the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section further down on this page if you are going to mail something to someone in prison to make sure that you properly address the item, and do the correct protocol for sending a letter or package. If you do not use the correct protocol, the letter or package might not get to the inmate.

Hill Correctional Center
P.O. Box 1700
Galesburg IL, 61402

Street Address / Prison location


Hill Correctional Center
600 South Linwood Road P.O. Box 1327
Galesburg IL, 61402

Phone Number and Fax Number

Fax Number:

Map and Directions

Use the street address if you plan to visit an inmate. Be sure to also read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule sections further down on this page if you are going to try to visit someone in prison at Hill Correctional Center.

Hill Correctional Center
600 South Linwood Road P.O. Box 1327
Galesburg IL, 61402


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Phone Number

Hill Correctional Center inmates don’t have phones in their cells, so you won’t get to call your inmate, however, there are cases when it is useful to know the phone number to Hill Correctional Center.

Hill Correctional Center inmates can sometimes make phone calls with:

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

Fax Number

State prison inmates don’t have fax machines, so you won’t be able to fax a letter to your inmate, but there are times when it is useful to know the fax number to the prison.

Email Address

The email address listed below is the main email address for Hill Correctional Center. You cannot contact prisoners using this email address. If you need to send an email to a prisoner, read the Inmate Email heading on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 1867
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To send an email message to an inmate at Hill Correctional Center you must follow an exact procedure to ensure that the letter gets to the inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners don’t have access to the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

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

Before you send a package or letter, you should read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Hill Correctional Center employees open and inspect and read all incoming general mail. Incoming general mail is able to be read as frequently as is deemed necessary to keep security or watch a particular problem regarding an inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the correct format for how you need to address a package or letter to an inmate at Hill Correctional Center:

Hill Correctional Center
P.O. Box 1700
Galesburg IL, 61402

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Inmate Money

Each prison has a Commissary which serves to provide inmates an account for inmate monies and for purchasing things not issued regularly by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people may send money to these accounts by sending it by Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can to send prisoners money through the postal service and have to send the moneyh to the following address and follow the directions provided below:

The deposit have to be a money order that is 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 that are processed through the National Lockbox will be subject to a 15-day hold, and during this period the inmate will not have access to the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender money orders that do not have valid inmate information but only if the envelope it was sent it has a return address. Cash and checks cannot be deposited to the prisoner’s account so don’t send cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

Inmates are from time to time moved to different prisons in the state, so you may have to locate what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Click the link here to find an state prison inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other Illinois state prisons: Illinois State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you go to visit an inmate at Hill Correctional Center, make sure you know the following:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every Illinois prison has its own policies for prisoner visitation and these policies get changed often. The information discussed here might be changed by the time you are reading this, so you should also go to Hill Correctional Center’s site to read the most up to date rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard will ensure every visitor signs the inmate visitors log when entering the prison and upon leaving.

Identification Required

Positive picture id of visitors is required. Appropriate forms of id are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; although, a state picture id is acceptable.

For all of the things shown below, check the actual correctional facility website as this info changes 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

Info about Hill Correctional Center prison records coming.

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

Section about Hill 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 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.


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

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Info about life at Hill Correctional Center will be posted ASAP.

  • 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.


Hill Correctional Center news to be added later.


A section with photos of Hill Correctional Center coming soon.

For example, photos of:

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

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

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Trying to find a job at a correctional facility? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility before?

If so, click here:

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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:

  • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
  • Victims have the right to notification.
  • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • Victims have the right to restitution.
  • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
  • Victims 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.

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Family Resources

Info about family resources will be posted ASAP.


A section with the history of Hill Correctional Center coming.

Such as:

  • Famous Hill 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

Hill Correctional Center Links

The official website:

Illinois Deparment of Corrections Links

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Hill Correctional Center

Have you ever been a prisoner at Hill Correctional Center? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this prison?

If you have, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write about what you experienced so that other people will know what to expect.

Things you might want to put in what you write:

  • Prison conditions
  • Facility facility and layout
  • Guards and prison staff
  • Prison food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Prison gangs
  • Inmate programs and activities

If you are an inmate at this prison, include your mailing address if you want to receive letters from people.

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