The IL DOC - Southwestern Illinois Work Camp in Saint Clair County serves the city of East Saint Louis and other smaller towns in Saint Clair. Always call first to make sure an inmate can receive visitors and is at the facility at East Saint Louis IL, 62203-1085 in Saint Clair before traveling or booking hotels.
Prisons in IL like IL DOC - Southwestern Illinois Work Camp can often make it difficult and costly for inmates to call the outside. Some prisons charge over $10 a minute to make a long distance phone call. The best way to avoid these fees is to set up a local phone number that will ring your phone number(s) no matter where you live. Securtel.us provides this service and you can reach them at inmate calls. To send mail to an inmate you can visit send postcards. Talk with your inmate to learn about the permitted hours for phone calls, rules for sending mail and days and times for visitation, Facilities in IL all have different rules that you'll be required to follow.
Il DOC - Southwestern Illinois Work Camp is a State Prison. It's important to know the type of prison facility because this will largely determine what is permitted. Prison is expensive. Phone calls are the most costly, especially without a local number, But also items an inmate needs like soap, envelopes and stamps will all cost money. So the first thing to do is ensure phone calls are economical so you can discuss a budget.
Il DOC - Southwestern Illinois Work Camp is in the CST time zone. So make adjustments in your call times if you aren't in that same timezone. It's important for prison families to help each other to help their loved ones inside and out. By sharing information about IL DOC - Southwestern Illinois Work Camp with other families, it will help them avoid mistakes and confusion that no one needs or wants.
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