All About the Shawnee Correctional Center

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How to Connect With an Inmate Held at Shawnee Correctional Center

Vienna, Illinois, is home to . This is a medium-security facility with a bed capacity of 2,155 adult males. The center also oversees the operations of Hardin County Work Camp. Inmates held at the facility are divided into four groups. All new detainees are processed through an intake and orientation unit. Inmates who pose a safety or security risk or become difficult to handle are detained in one of two segregation units.

To connect with an inmate in Shawnee Correctional Center easily and reliably, use DoNotPay.

Shawnee Correctional Center Contact Information

is a male-only medium-security prison. Vienna, Illinois, is about six hours south of Chicago and four hours south of Springfield, on the state's southern border.

Physical AddressShawnee Correctional Center

6665 State Route 146 East

Vienna, IL 62995

Phone Number(618) 658-8331
Fax(618) 658-4014
General Email6665 State Route 146 East

Vienna, IL 62995

How to Contact Inmates at Shawnee Correctional Center

If your kin or friend is being held at Shawnee Correctional Center, you can contact him using the following methods:


Inmates in the general population enjoy visitation every day from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. You must arrive and be processed by 4:30 p.m., or your visit will be canceled. Inmates are permitted six visits every month, although only two of those visits may occur on weekends or holidays. At any given moment, offenders can have up to three visitors. As long as space permits, visits can take up to four hours.

Inmates in segregation enjoy visitation every day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. To be accepted for visitation, you must arrive before 1 p.m. Inmates in segregation are given two visits each month, each lasting one hour, and each inmate is allowed two visitors at a time.

Phone Calls

Outgoing collect calls are allowed for all offenders to anybody on their sanctioned call list. Anyone who wishes to be added to an inmate's approval list must submit a written or phone request. If the request is approved, the inmate will be able to phone you directly or through the third-party inmate call service Securus. If you just have a cell phone, use Securus because it's the sole method a mobile phone receives calls from the prison. Unless it's a call from an inmate's attorney, all calls are subject to recording and monitoring.


Inmates in Shawnee Correctional Center can receive mail from anybody provided it does not contain any other items, such as jewelry or any illegals. All communications except mail are opened, scrutinized, and reviewed to verify that nothing poses a threat to the facility's security, such as maps and escape plans. All mail sent to your Illinois inmate should be formatted as follows:

Inmate Name, ID Number

Facility Name

PO Box or Street address

City, State, Zip Code

Send them to:

Shawnee Correctional Center

6665 Route 146 East, Vienna, IL, 62995

How to Send Money to Shawnee Correctional Center

An inmate at the Shawnee Correctional Center can receive money through several channels.

  1. Deposit Money by Walk In

Friends and family members can deposit money to an inmate in Shawnee Correctional Center by visiting any MoneyGram or Western Union. MoneyGram entails a Walmart or CVS where you must use 7364 as the received code, and the deposit fee is payable using a debit card or cash. On the other hand, if you choose Western Union, use the Quick collect form. The usable Code City is ILDOC, and the state is IL. You can deposit a maximum amount of $5,000.

  1. Deposit Money by Internet

You can also deposit money to an inmate's account online through JPAY, Global Tel, and Western Union using the Code City ILDOC and state IL. Global Tel. The channels allow a maximum deposit of $5,000 and charge a fee that is payable using a credit or debit card.

  1. Deposit Money Over the Phone

Call 1-800-574-5729 to connect to JPAY if you want to deposit money to an inmate held at Shawnee Correctional Center over the phone.

  1. Deposit Money via Mail

The Mail is the cheapest method of depositing money to an inmate held in Shawnee Correctional Center. If you choose this method, you can send a maximum of $999 and must use the US Postal Money Order, which is payable to JPAY. It must have the name and identification number of the inmate in the memo field. Accompanied by the money order and a complete Money Order Deposit Form, send them to:


P.O. Box 260250

Hollywood, FL 33026

How to Send Packages to Shawnee Correctional Center Inmates

Mail and care packages are a fantastic way to keep in touch with an inmate at the Shawnee Correctional Center while they are incarcerated. The inmate may get parcels that must be inspected for hidden items. If you don't follow the strict regulations set forth by the Shawnee Correctional Center, your material will not reach the intended prisoner, and you risk losing your postal privileges.

Steps to Take Before Calling or Writing to a Prisoner

Before calling or sending a letter to a convict, you should first find out where the convict is located. To locate the convict, follow the following steps:

  1. Open DoNotPay and choose Connect With an Inmate
  2. Choose the Locate Someone option
  3. Enter the information of the offender, such as the state and the name of the convict
  4. Submit the request once you are done

DoNotPay will carry out the search using its advanced algorithm and provide you with the current location of the offender in seconds.

Difficulties You May Have Contacting Your Loved One

When trying to contact a criminal, you may run across the following problems, whether you're calling or writing:

  • Calling rates are high, especially if you're calling from another state.
  • Phone calls are subject to stringent restrictions.
  • Regulations on visit scheduling that are unfamiliar
  • Strict guidelines for writing and sending letters

Get in Touch With Your Loved Ones via DoNotPay

Communication with an imprisoned relative or friend is difficult. Fortunately, DoNotPay has an encrypted database and excellent postal technology that allows you to send letters to any penitentiary facility in the United States via their website or app.

The technique is as follows:

  1. Open the DoNotPay app or website.
  2. Choose the prison product feature tab.
  3. Enter the name of the convict you want to contact and the state they are located in.
  4. Write your message directly through the DoNotPay website/app.
  5. Attach a document and upload if you have the message already written.
  6. Upload any additional attachment or picture you may want to send with the letter.
  7. If you are unfamiliar with the Shawnee Correctional Center restrictions on writing letters to convicts, use one of DoNotPay's customized letter templates, and
  8. DoNotPay will automatically print and send the letter to the convict once you are done.

DoNotPay Can Help You Locate Your Imprisoned Friend

Given how difficult it is for an inmate, DoNotPay has introduced a unique search engine. It allows users to easily and efficiently locate their kin or friends held in various correctional institutions across the United States.

Whether your acquaintance is held in a county, federal, or state jail, DoNotPay can assist you in locating them in five simple steps:

  1. Locate the Connect With an Inmate service on DoNotPay.

  2. Choose whether you want to locate a loved one, create a virtual mailbox, or send a personalized letter.

  3. If you want us to find your loved one, provide their personal details and the state they are located in. We'll then conduct a search on the appropriate state database.

  4. If you want to create a virtual mailbox, just provide your full name! We'll set one up for you to easily receive incoming mail from your loved one.

  5. If sending a personalized letter, tell us which facility your loved one is located in and what you would like to say to them. You can even include a photo! Your letter will be delivered automatically - just wait 10 days for it to arrive for your loved one!

What Else Can DoNotPay Do?

Other than using DoNotPay to connect with an inmate, you can also use it to solve many other problems such as;

Consider using DoNotPay, a perfect tool for faster communication if you want to contact your kin who is imprisoned at Shawnee Correctional Center.

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