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  1. Article number 1 - IDOC Mission and Vision
  2. Article number 2 - Springfield Summit of Hope event provides opportunities for local parolees
  3. Article number 3 - Governor recognizes exemplary IDOC and IDJJ staff and fallen heroes du​ring National Correctional Officers and Employees Week
  4. Article number 4 - IDOC and IDJJ recognize 2017 Volunteers of the Year
  5. Article number 5 - Inmates embark on unique path to learn lifeskills
  •  IDOC Mission and Vision

    IDOC Mission and Vision

    Mission: To serve justice in Illinois and increase public safety by promoting positive change in offender behavior, operating successful reentry programs, and reducing victimization.
  •  Springfield Summit of Hope event provides opportunities for local parolees

    Springfield Summit of Hope event provides opportunities for local parolees

    SPRINGFIELD – June 20, 2017 – The Illinois Department of Corrections is on a mission to improve outcomes for the men and women who are released from its custody. The department holds multiple Summits of Hope across the state, each year, aimed at giving ex-offenders the resources that improve their odds of success once they return to the community.
  •  Governor recognizes exemplary IDOC and IDJJ staff and fallen heroes du​ring National Correctional Officers and Employees Week

    Governor recognizes exemplary IDOC and IDJJ staff and fallen heroes du​ring National Correctional Officers and Employees Week

    SPRINGFIELD - May 10, 2017 - Governor Bruce Rauner today joined Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) and the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice (IDJJ) for a combined ceremony with the Illinois Correctional Employees’ Memorial Association (ICEMA) to recognize the departments’ past and present heroes.
  •  IDOC and IDJJ recognize 2017 Volunteers of the Year

    IDOC and IDJJ recognize 2017 Volunteers of the Year

    SPRINGFIELD – April 10, 2017 – The Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) and the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice (IDJJ) held a ceremony today to recognize their facility volunteers of the year and present awards to the IDOC and IDJJ 2017 Volunteer of the Year. Miguel Inugay at Western Illinois Correctional Center was named recipient of the IDOC 2017 Volunteer of the Year Award and Larry Durfee at Illinois Youth Center-Harrisburg was named the recipient of the IDJJ 2017 Volunteer of the Year. Inugay and Durfee were among volunteers of IDOC adult correctional centers and adult transition centers and IDJJ youth centers, who were being honored for their outstanding leadership and dedicated efforts in providing positive change in the lives of offenders and youths.
  •  Inmates embark on unique path to learn lifeskills

    Inmates embark on unique path to learn lifeskills

    KEWANEE, Ill. -- Governor Bruce Rauner toured the recently opened Kewanee Life Skills Reentry Center, a facility that teaches life and job skills to inmates within five years of completing their prison sentences.

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