John Howard Association of Illinois

John Howard Association of Illinois (JHA) works to achieve a fair, humane and cost-effective criminal justice system by promoting adult and juvenile prison reform, leading to successful re-integration and enhanced community safety.

Sheridan Correctional Center

Sheridan Correctional Center is a medium-security adult male facility located in Sheridan, Illinois, about an hour and a half southwest of Chicago. Among the 27 Illinois Department of Corrections (DOC) facilities, Sheridan is best known as a preeminent substance abuse treatment facility.

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Menard Correctional Center

Menard Correctional Center is a Level One maximum-security adult male facility located in Chester, Illinois. It is the largest maximum-security facility in the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC).

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IYC-St. Charles

IYC-St. Charles is Northern Illinois’ medium-security facility for boys. St. Charles also serves as the northern Reception and Classification facility for Illinois.

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