Big Muddy River Correctional Center is in the city of Ina and is a moderate level security prison,
serving Jefferson County and the surrounding areas.
It hosts adults who are 18 years and over.
The majority of inmates have committed felonies deemed to be of a serious nature and the average term is over one year. The facility is managed by the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC).
If you’re related to (or an acquaintance of) an inmate, you can:
Carry Out An Inmate Search
If you’re trying to find an inmate of Big Muddy River Correctional Center, contact them directly at 618-437-5300.
Before calling, you will likely need to know the following details:
Inmate identification number
We regret to inform you that at this moment, Big Muddy River Correctional Center doesn’t share its inmate records online.
Therefore, calling is your only option.
Be advised that an individual may be imprisoned immediately after being arrested,
or transferred later on from a local center.
If you’re having difficulties when trying to find an inmate, we recommend you try carrying
out a statewide Illinois prisoner search.
Send Or Mail A Parcel To An Inmate
Inmates can receive mail from their family and friends.
If you wish to send an item to a prisoner, you can address as follows:
- Inmate’s first and last name, and inmate ID
- 251 North Illinois Highway 37, Ina, IL, 62846
It’s important to be aware that any items sent must be on the facility’s approved items list.
Also, pre-approval may be required. If you have any doubts, simply contact Big Muddy River Correctional Center directly, at 618-437-5300.
Always include a sender’s address, to ensure that it can be returned to the sender should it fail to pass inspection.
Sending Money To An Inmate
Sending money to an inmate is relatively straightforward and there are several options to do so.
It’s possible to send money into an inmate’s commissary account, via money order, cashier,
or check (Include the inmate’s full name and inmate ID on the back).
You also have the option of depositing money directly at the facility office during one of your visits.
Inmates are allowed to make calls between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
to individuals on the approved members list. Calls can last anywhere up to 15 minutes,
although this time is reduced to 10 minutes during busy hours.
Please bear in mind that the receiver must pay the full cost.
Before visiting Big Muddy River Correctional Center, you must appear on the approved visitors list.
If you have any doubts about this, we recommend confirming with the facility beforehand to avoid disappointment.
- You can’t be a past criminal
- You must present a valid ID
- Any visitor under the age of 17 has to be accompanied by an adult
- It’s recommended that you read, and review, and comply with all the rules before entering the prison