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Updated on: December 12, 2022

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The Menard Correctional Center is located in Menard, Illinois, and is considered the primary educational prison in the state. The inmates contribute an incredible 100,000 hours of community service to Illinois state and local governments thanks to the facility.

The Menard Correctional Center holds 3749 inmates at medium security, and there are jobs available at the prison such as food maintenance and custodial services. In addition, prisoners often do “work detail” jobs such as landscaping and cleaning roadways.

Menard Correctional Center
Facility Name
Menard Correctional Center
Facility Type
State Prison
Authority
Illinois Department of Corrections
Address
711 Kaskaskia Street PO Box 711, Menard, IL, 62259
Phone
618-826-5071
Capacity
3749
Date Established
1878
Offender Gender
Male Offenders
Security Level
Maximum 
City
Menard
Postal Code
62259
State
Illinois
Country
Randolph County
Official Website
Website

Visitation Hours

  • Sunday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday Closed
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Holiday Closed

Inmate Search

The Menard Correctional Center operates under the Illinois Department of Corrections, and you can find offenders using this search. However, it should be noted that the website doesn’t seem to guarantee the accuracy of the information.

You also should be able to find out whether an individual is on probation or parole, as well. You can search by first name, last name, race, inmate ID and/or State ID. There is a free mobile app available for maximum convenience, as well.

Sending a Mail

All outgoing mail is processed in a mailroom before being delivered to inmates and mail is delivered five times a week during normal business hours. Legal mail at Menard Correctional Center may be opened and inspected in front of an inmate but will not be read.

Photographs are allowed, as long as they do not contain nudity. In addition, the photographs must be 4” x 6”. Inmates are never allowed to send cash, checks, or any items to any other inmate.

Here is the inmate mailing address:

Inmate Name, ID Number

Menard Correctional Center

711 Kaskaskia Street
PO Box 711, Menard, IL, 62259

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Sending Money

You can send money to inmates at Menard Correctional Center in a variety of ways. For example, this can be done through walk-in, phone, online, or through the mail.

How to send money to Menard Correctional Center inmates:

  • Walk into a Moneygram location to send money, and a $8.95 fee will be added.

  • Deposit online through JPay, which costs anywhere from $3.90 to $10.90 depending on how much money you are sending.

  • Deposit funds over the phone. The fees will range from $4.90 to $11.90.

  • Deposit funds through the mail, and use a postal money order.

    • Send the postal money order to “JPAY”, fill out an accompanying Illinois Money Order Slip for inmates, and fill out the money order to this address:

JPAY

P.O. Box 279010

Miramar, FL 33027

Phone Calls

At Menard Correctional Center, inmates have access to phones at various times throughout the day. They can make both prepaid and outgoing calls. All calls may be recorded and/or monitored except for legal calls, and three-way calling and call forwarding are not allowed.

GTL charges a fee for each call, plus a rate per minute. GTL AdvancePay is the phone service provider for Illinois prisons.

Visiting Rules

There are set hours for inmate visitors at Menard Correctional Center, and it depends largely on whether you are placed in general population, protective custody, or maximum custody. The only days that are available for visiting are Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Here are the various visiting hours for Menard Correctional Center offenders:

General population hours:

  • Saturday and Sunday from 8 30 AM to 3 30 PM

  • Friday from 6 30 PM to 8 30 PM

Protective custody hours (non-contact):

  • Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM, 9:30 AM to 10: 30 AM, 1 PM - 2 PM, 2 PM to 3 PM,

  • Fridays from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM and 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Maximum custody hours:

  • Saturdays and Sundays from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

  • Fridays from 6:30 PM to 8: 30 PM

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