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Graham Correctional Center

Graham Correctional Center is located in the city of Hillsboro, Illinois which has a population of 6,207 (as of 2015) residents. This prison has a capacity of 2,012 inmates, which means this is the maximum amount of beds per facility. Graham Correctional Center began processing inmates once the original construction was completed and service started in 1980 but may have been expanded or renovated since that time, to accommodate the growing prison population. There is an average of 1,523 inmates currently serving time at this facility. Prisoners are housed in separate areas depending on the crimes they committed, their current risk assessment, and their behavior. This facility is currently under the supervision of Cecil Polley and houses male offenders.

If you have a family or loved one that is currently incarcerated at Graham Correctional Center, the first thing you should do is contact the prison for information on the inmate. Based on the information you are provided, you would then contact either a criminal defense lawyer or a bail bond service. They will provide you with vital information which can be used to defend an individual and in a lot of cases get them released from detention while awaiting trial.

Graham Correctional Center Facility and Inmate Contact Information:

Phone Number to Reach this Facility is:


Fax Number for Graham Correctional Center is:


Send Mail to the Facility (not inmates):

Graham Correctional Center
PO Box 499
Hillsboro, IL 62049

To Send Mail to an Inmate at Graham Correctional Center:

(please get a list of acceptable mail from the facility)

Graham Correctional Center
Inmate Name, Inmate ID #
PO Box 499
Hillsboro, IL 62049

Visitation Hours for Graham Correctional Center:

8:30 a.m. to 5:30p.m. seven (7) days a week. Offenders are permitted six (6) visits per month, with no more than two (2) on weekends or holidays. Visitors must arrive no later than 2:30p.m. in order to visit.

General Population and Receiving and Classification Offenders:

  1. Reception & Classification 60 days or less (No Visits)
  2. Reception & Classification in diagnostic status beyond 60 days and Reception & Classification who have been approved to transfer to Graham General Population and have been in Reception Center for more than 60 days:
    1. Visiting hours are 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Mon-Fri No Weekend or Holidays. Visitors will be processed beginning at 8:30 a.m. No visitors will be processed after 1:00 p.m.
    2. Reception and Classification Offenders are allowed two (2) Non-Contact visits per month.
    3. Reception and Receiving Offender visits are limited to two (2) hours.
    4. Only one (1) adult and one (1) lap size child will be allowed to visit Reception and Classification Offenders.
  3. General Populations (Offenders not in C-grade):
    1. Visiting hours are 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Visitors will be processed beginning at 8:30a.m. No visitors will be processed after 2:30 p.m. every day of the week and must arrive before 2:30 p.m.

No visits are allowed for phase I Orientation inmates in R&C who were received 60 days or less from intake.

Segregation & General Population Non-Contact Offenders and C-Grade Offenders:

8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. No weekends or holidays. Visitors must arrive no later than 1:00 p.m. in order to visit. Offenders in Segregation Non-Contact, General Population and C-Grade status are only allowed 1 hour visiting privileges.

Please note, should overcrowding occur, time limits will be established so all visits may be accommodated.


Year Built or Opened: 1980 Warden or Supervisor: Cecil Polley Daily Inmate Count: 1,523 Total Capacity: 2,012 Security Level(s): medium

PO Box 499
Hillsboro, IL 62049

Phone Number(s): 217-532-6961
Fax Number: 217-532-6799

12078 Illinois Route 185
Hillsboro, IL 62049