All About the Sheridan Correctional Center and Contacting Inmates

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A Comprehensive Guide to Connect With a Sheridan Correctional Center Inmate

is located in LaSalle County, IL, and runs by the Illinois Department of Corrections. In 1941, this facility housed juveniles. Over the years, it went through many name changes, but it reopened as Sheridan Correctional Center in 2004. It is now home to 1,249 medium-security adult males and has the capacity to house 2,107.

Contact Information for Sheridan Correctional Center

The most affordable, reliable way to get to is to drive, but you can book a ride from Chicago to the correctional center through Clear Choice Transportation or Doable Transportation. You can also take a train into Sheridan and call a taxi to take you the rest of the way to the facility.

Physical Address4017 E. 2603 Rd, Sheridan, IL 60551
Phone Number815-496-2181
WebsiteSheridan Correctional Center - Illinois

The Lowdown on Contacting an Inmate at Sheridan Correctional Center

There are several options available to you if you want to contact someone incarcerated in . Specifically, you can:

  1. Send money
  2. Visit in person or schedule a video call
  3. Send mail
  4. Receive calls from an inmate

How to Send Mail to a Sheridan Correctional Center Inmate

If you want to write to a Sheridan Correctional Center inmate or send a package; you must address the envelope or package as follows:

Inmate Name & IDOC#

4017 E. 2603 Road

Sheridan, IL 60551

How to Visit a Sheridan Correctional Center Inmate

To visit a Sheridan Correctional Center inmate, you must schedule your visit no fewer than seven days before the visit. If the online scheduler is not functioning, you can call to schedule your appointment between 8 AM and 4 PM on business days.

  • Visiting Hours

Fully Vaccinated Visitors and Inmates8 AM to 11 AM and 11:15 AM to 2:15 PM
Not Fully Vaccinated Visitors and Inmates2:30 to 4:30 PM and 4:45 to 6:45 PM

Regardless of an individual's vaccination status, inmates are limited to three visitors per visiting session. If a child under the age of 12 is present, you must visit during unvaccinated visiting hours.

What to Expect if You Opt for Video Visitation?

If you can't visit your loved one in person, but you want to do more than write a letter, scheduling a video visit is always an option. If you want to communicate with a loved one over a video call, you should log onto the Global Tel Link system a quarter of an hour before your visit is scheduled to start. Video visitation hours are

Weekdays4:00 PM to 4:40 PM
Weekends9 AM to 4:40 PM
  • Requirements for Scheduling a Video Visitation

To schedule a video visit with an inmate in Sheridan Correctional Center; you need to fill out a Prospective Visitor Interview Form completely. It is imperative that you fill out this form with Global Tel Link, irrespective of whether you have already filled out this form at the correctional center.

How to Send Money to a Sheridan Correctional Center Inmate

If you know the IDOC identification number of your incarcerated loved one, you can send money by

  • Money order (to JPAY's lockbox in Hollywood, FL)
  • MoneyGram
  • JPAY
  • GTL
  • Western Union

How to Communicate With a Sheridan Correctional Center Inmate by Phone

If your loved one is incarcerated in the Illinois Department of Corrections system, you cannot call the facility. That said, you can receive calls from the incarcerated individual through Securus.

If you want to receive calls on a landline, you have the option to create a direct billing account or set up a prepaid account. However, if you want to receive collect calls from a mobile phone, you have no choice but to set up a prepaid account.

DoNotPay Can Help You Locate Your Imprisoned Friend

If you're having trouble reaching a loved one in , DoNotPay can help you write letters to inmates in just five clear, concise steps, so you don't have to wonder how to address a letter to an inmate to have a prison pen pal:

  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 his or her 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 so you can 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 to your loved one!

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