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Encyclopedia > Stateville Correctional Center

Stateville Correctional Center is a maximum security state prison for men near Joliet, Illinois, USA. Joliet is a city located in both Will and Kendall County, Illinois and is a suburb southwest of Chicago. ...

Opened in 1925, it was built to accommodate 1,506 inmates, but now holds an average of over 2,700, at an annual cost of over $33,000 per prisoner.

With nearly 1,300 employees, Stateville is a Level 1 facility, the highest of eight security level designations. There is also a Minimum-Security Unit, commonly referred to as the Stateville Farm.

Stateville is located three miles north of Joliet, on a site of over 2,200 acres, of which 64 acres are surrounded by a 33-foot concrete perimeter with 10 wall towers. The site includes the former Joliet Correctional Center, which is now used for reception and classification (R&C) of new prisoners. Joliet Prison was a prison in Joliet, Illinois, United States from 1858 to 2002. ...

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