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jessesgirl1111 04-27-2019 02:14 PM

Pinckneyville Info
Hi all. Hubby just got transferred from Menard r&c to Pinckneyville. Level 2 medium, not fun. Any info would be appreciated?? Hearing there’s another “receiving” process there? He got there Wed & called yesterday so that’s a good sign. Visitation? Any tips?? That super 8 right by the prison any good?? Thanks for any info.

jessesgirl1111 04-28-2019 11:10 PM

Hi all. So I visited today! Went smooth. They are very strict on no cell phones in building even if you’re taking a taxi. Learned that the hard way. Other than that the staff was surprisingly nice. Guess I had different expectations it being a level 2 medium, and my only other e oerirbce has been at Robinson.

patchouli 04-29-2019 12:08 PM

Yea! Nothing like a good visit to take some of the stress off your shoulders :) Glad you were able to go see him :thumbsup:

I take it Pinckneyville doesn't have lockers for your personal stuff....did you have to leave your cell phone with the CO's and claim it after visit?

trauma4us 04-29-2019 05:07 PM

Most if not all prisons in Illinois (IDOC) no longer allow cell phones or watches in the facility for visitors. Not allowed to leave them in a locker either.

jessesgirl1111 05-05-2019 02:33 PM

Well a lot are ok with people putting them in the lockers actually, when they’re using public transportation. I found out the warden specific to PVille disallows because some were recently discovered.

jessesgirl1111 05-05-2019 02:34 PM

I had to take it back to my hotel and ask the taxi driver to pick up at a specific time.

trauma4us 05-05-2019 03:24 PM

Sorry for the frustration. My info is based on the downstate prisons where public transportation isn't available.

jessesgirl1111 05-12-2019 02:35 AM

Oh no worries thank you for sharing! So I just learned that Pinckneyville does not provide a pillow to their inmates. They have to BUY one. So what about the poor guys with no commissary $$?! I feel like a pillow is a basic effing necessity and find it outrageous they don’t provide one. I low key feel like finding a home store to donate pillows to the entire facility, or at the very least for inmates that can’t afford one. Wouldn’t want to ruin IDOC booming retail business of course...

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