The IL DOC Centralia Correctional Center in Clinton County serves the city of Centralia and other smaller towns in Clinton. Always call first to make sure an inmate can receive visitors and is at the facility at Centralia IL, 62801-5830 in Clinton before traveling or booking hotels.
Calling inmates can be costly. Some prisons charge inmates up to $14 a minute for long-distance calls. To avoid these fees, set up a local phone number that rings at your phone number(s) no matter where you live. Securtel.com can provide local numbers that won't have to pay any extra for long distance. You can reach them at inmate calls. To send mail to an inmate you can visit send postcards. Call your inmate to get details about mail, visitation and approved prison call times. Each type of facility in IL will have its own rules. Your loved one will generally always know the rules for that facility.
Everything in prison costs money. Soap, toothpaste, phone calls and stamps and envelopes must all be purchased at the commissary. Step one is to get set up with phone service so you can communicate. Then you can learn what an inmate needs and how to properly send it.
It's important for prison families to help each other to help their loved ones inside and out. By sharing information about IL DOC Centralia Correctional Center with other families, it will help them avoid mistakes and confusion that no one needs or wants.
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