Pinckneyville Correctional Center – Illinois

Know someone at Pinckneyville Correctional Center? Pinckneyville Correctional Center is a state correctional facility in the Illinois Deparment of Corrections. This page will tell you information about anything you might need to know about Pinckneyville Correctional Center,like: How to do a prison inmate search. How to visit Pinckneyville Correctional Center inmates. The prison’s address and phone number. How to send mail and money to an inmate. And lots more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Pinckneyville Correctional Center
Year Opened: 1998
Type: MALE
State: Illinois
County: Perry County
DOC: Illinois Deparment of Corrections
Security Level: Medium

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Contact Information

In this section you have the street address and mailing address for Pinckneyville Correctional Center. Use the mailing address if you are sending a package or letter to an inmate there, and make sure to use the physical address if you want to know the actual location of the prison.

Mailing Address

Make sure to read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section on this page before you send something to an inmate to learn how to properly address the item, and do the correct steps for mailing a package or letter. If you do not use the correct steps, it could not get to the inmate.

Pinckneyville Correctional Center
P.O. Box 999
Pinckneyville IL, 62274

Street Address / Prison location


Pinckneyville Correctional Center
5835 State Route 154
Pinckneyville IL, 62274

Phone Number and Fax Number

Fax Number:

Map and Directions

Use the street address if you plan to visit an inmate. Be sure to read the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures headings on this page if you are going to visit an inmate.

Pinckneyville Correctional Center
5835 State Route 154
Pinckneyville IL, 62274


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Phone Number

Inmates don’t have phones, so you won’t get to call the inmate, but, there are times when it is useful to have the telephone number to the prison.

State prison inmates may be able to make calls using:

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

Fax Number

Pinckneyville Correctional Center inmates don’t have fax machines, so you won’t be able to fax a letter to the inmate, but there might be times when it may be useful to know the fax machine number to the facility.

Email Address

This is the general email address for Pinckneyville Correctional Center. You won’t be able to contact prisoners using this address. If you want to send an email to a prisoner, go to the Inmate Email section further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 2515
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

In order to send email to a prisoner at Pinckneyville Correctional Center you must use an exact process to make sure that the letter gets to the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners are not permitted to access the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are important protocols that are necessary to follow when mailing a package or letter to a state prisoner. If you don’t follow these rules then the letters and packages might be returned to you.

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

Mail Monitoring

Correctional facility staff do open and inspect and read all incoming general postal correspondence. Received general packages and mail can be read as frequently as is necessary to keep security or watch any problems regarding inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

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

Pinckneyville Correctional Center
P.O. Box 999
Pinckneyville IL, 62274

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Inmate Money

Each state correctional institution has a Commissary that serves to provide prisoners a bank-like account for prisoner money and for purchasing things not issued by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people may deposit funds to prisoner’s Commissary accounts with the U.S. Postal Service and Western Union.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can choose to send prisoners funds through postal mail and must send money to this address and follow the policies written below:

The deposit must be in the form of a money order made out to the inmate’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 held for a 15-day hold, in which the prisoner will not get the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender money orders that don’t have correct prisoner info provided the envelope you sent it in has an adequate return address. Checks and cash will not be accepted for deposit so don’t send cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

Inmates are from time to time moved to different prison facilities around the state, so you may have to locate where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Click on the link below to locate an Illinois prison inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other Illinois state prisons: Illinois State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit an inmate at Pinckneyville Correctional Center, make sure you know this information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each state prison has their own procedures for prisoner visitation and these policies change often. The rules listed below could be changed now, so be sure to also check Pinckneyville Correctional Center’s site to find the most recent visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The front entrance guard ensures every visitor signs the prisoner visitors log when entering the prison and upon departure.

Identification Required

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

For everything shown below, go to the actual Pinckneyville Correctional Center site 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

More information about Pinckneyville Correctional Center records to be added later.

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 Pinckneyville Correctional Center death row coming.

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


Info about Illinois parole 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.


More information about getting released from Pinckneyville Correctional Center coming.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Information about what life is like at Pinckneyville Correctional Center 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.


A news section coming.


A section with photos of Pinckneyville Correctional Center to be added later.

For example, photos of:

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

If you have any photos of Pinckneyville 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 in the past?

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:

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

More information about Pinckneyville Correctional Center inmate family resources coming.


A history section coming soon.

Such as:

  • Famous Pinckneyville 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

Pinckneyville Correctional Center Links

The official website:

Illinois Deparment of Corrections Links

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Pinckneyville Correctional Center

Have you ever been an inmate at Pinckneyville Correctional Center? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Pinckneyville Correctional Center?

If yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Tell us about your prison experience because others can learn what to expect.

What to write in what you write:

  • Facility conditions
  • Prison facility and layout
  • Guards and staff
  • Prison food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Gang activity
  • Inmate programs and activities

If you are an inmate here, post your address if you want people to be able to mail you.

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