Connect with an Inmate at Vienna Correctional Center

Connect With an Inmate Connect with an Inmate at Vienna Correctional Center

How to Connect With an Inmate at Vienna Correctional Institution

Vienna Correctional Institution (VCI) is an adult male minimum-security prison located in Johnson County, Illinois. The facility is managed by the Illinois Department of Corrections and has a capacity of 1969 inmates.

  • VCI was built in 1965 and was the first of its kind certified by the American Correctional Association.
  • The facility offers a wide range of educational and vocational programs for its inmates, including credits to earn a GED.

Part of encouraging inmate rehabilitation is keeping them in touch with members of their family and friends. However, the arduous procedures involved in contacting an inmate make that difficult. 

DoNotPay can help you get in touch with an inmate at Vienna Correctional Institution without a hassle. All you need to do is sign up, tell us how you want to contact the inmate and we'll handle the rest.

Vienna Correctional Institution Contact Information

Contact between the outside world and the inmate must go directly through the facilities management. To contact an inmate at any prison or detention center, you need to have the contact information for the facility.

The table below shows the contact information for Vienna Correctional Institution.

Physical AddressVienna Correctional Center

6695 State Route #146 East

Vienna, IL 62995

General Telephone Number(618) 658-8371
General Fax NumberN/A

How Can I Contact an Inmate at Vienna Correctional Institution?

You can contact an inmate at Vienna Correctional Institution in three ways.

  1. Via mail
  2. Via phone
  3. A visit to the facility

1. How to Contact an Inmate via Mail

You can send a letter to an inmate at Vienna Correctional Center with the following address.

Inmate Name, ID Number

​Vienna Correctional Center

6695 State Route #146 East

Vienna, IL 62995

Every mail item sent to an inmate must contain a valid return address. All items will be opened and screened for contraband before the inmate receives it.

Inmates at the facility may also receive books, magazines and photographs, sent to the inmate's mailing address. For published materials, you can only send them to an inmate directly from the vendor (must be a reputable vendor and not a third party). You can also purchase a regular subscription for books and magazines.

Note that all material sent to an inmate must not contain any nudity or explicit content. Sending unauthorized materials to an inmate may lead to suspension of the inmate's mail privileges.

2. How to Contact an Inmate via Phone

While you can get in touch with an inmate via phone, you cannot place a direct call to the inmate as incoming calls are prohibited by the facility.

To receive a call from an inmate, your name and number must be registered with a Securus account and be listed on the inmate's approved caller's list. Securus is the service provider responsible for facilitating telephone communication between inmates and their loved ones.

To set up a phone account with Securus, visit their official website for registration or contact them by calling 1-800-844-6591.

3. Inmate Visitation Schedule at Vienna Correctional Institution 

Contact an inmate through an in-person visit to the facility. The Vienna Correctional Institution visitation schedule is everyday from 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM. All visitors must report and be processed before 6:00 PM to gain entry to the premises. All inmates have a visitation limit of up to 7 visits a month.

To visit an inmate at VCI, you must be registered on the inmate's approved visitor's list.

How to Send Money to a Vienna Correctional Institution Inmate

Inmates at every institution have an inmate account where their loved ones can send them money for commissary items and other basic items that the facility does not provide. You can send money to an inmate in four ways:

  • Via mail
  • Online deposit
  • Phone deposit
  • In-person deposit

1. How to Send Money to an Inmate via Mail 

The cheapest way to send money to an inmate is via mail. However, the processing time may take several weeks before the inmate receives the money.

To send money to an inmate via mail, purchase and fill out a money order payable to JPay. Fill out an Illinois money deposit slip and send both documents to the following address:


P.O. Box 260250

Hollywood, FL 33026

Be sure to include the inmate's full name and DOC number.

2. How to Deposit Money to an Inmate's Account Online 

Use JPay or Western Union to send money to an inmate online. Visit the JPay or Western Union website, fill out the required details and make the payment via debit or credit card. Payment processing is instant and the money will be reflected in the inmate's account in a few minutes or hours.

3. How to Send Money to an Inmate via Phone Call 

Cal JPay on 1-800-574-5729. Provide the innate full name, DOC number and facility's name to complete the transaction.

4. How to Deposit Money to an Inmate's Account In-Person

Visit any MoneyGram or Western union location within the state to make a deposit on an inmate's account. You can make the payment via debit/credit card or cash.

  • For MoneyGram transfers, use the receive code 7364 to complete the transaction.
  • For Western Union transactions, use codes ILDOC for the city and IL for the state.

The maximum amount you can send via MoneyGram or Western Union is $5,000.

How to Get in Touch With Your Locked-Up Loved Ones With the Help of DoNotPay

Instead of going through numerous processes to get in touch with your locked-up loved one, use DoNotPay to save you time and energy. DoNotPay can help you connect with an incarcerated loved one with ease through the Connect with an Inmate Product. 

If you don't know where to start, we have you covered in 5 easy 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 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 ten days for it to arrive for your loved one!


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