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 Prisons in Illinois Age, Function, and Impact

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Menard Correctional Center:

Established in 1878.

Maximum-security prison with a sprawling complex of cell blocks and facilities.

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Pontiac Correctional Center:

Established in 1871.

Medium-security prison with a mix of old and modern facilities, including cell blocks and educational buildings.

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Dixon Correctional Center:

Established in 1983.

Medium-security facility primarily for adult male offenders, featuring modern prison infrastructure.

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Logan Correctional Center:

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Established  in 1869.

Medium-security prison exclusively for female offenders, with a mix of old and renovated buildings.

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Illinois River Correctional Center:

Established in  1989.

Medium-security prison for adult male offenders, situated in a rural area near the Illinois River.

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Sheridan Correctional Center:

Established in  2004.

Medium-security prison with a focus on rehabilitation and substance abuse

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Hill Correctional Center:

– Age: Established  in 1988.

Medium-security prison featuring modern facilities and programs for adult male offenders.

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Taylorville Correctional Center:

– Age: Established  in 1989.

Medium-security facility for adult male offenders, offering vocational and educational programs.

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Vandalia Correctional Center:

Established in 1988.

Medium-security prison with modern facilities and programs for adult male offenders.