Du Quoin Bootcamp

At the Bootcamp in the Du Quoin Correctional Center, WestCare Illinois (WCIL) provides 300 treatment beds for men. This program operates under the behavioral modification philosophy. It is a pre-sentencing program through which successful clients have their sentencing reduced to time served. The overall program length is 120 days, during which WCIL acts as adjunct by conducting groups counseling for cognitive behavioral therapy and other specialty groups.

The Bootcamp parameters provide discipline and structure. It has a formalized daily schedule, which includes work assignments (on and off-site), physical training and additional programming tailored to the needs of each participant. Typical services include substance use disorder education, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), anger management, parenting groups, monthly individual counseling and reentry planning.

2017 Statistics

  • During the 3rd fiscal quarter, WCIL offered 1,692 education & specialty group-centered treatment hours
  • 93% successful discharges, 40/43 controlled discharges
  • Primary Substance of Misuse
    • 39% Marijuana
    • 31% Alcohol
    • 11% Heroin/Opioids
    • 8% Methamphetamine
    • 5% Other (Sedatives, Xanax)
    • 4% Cocaine/Crack Cocaine
    • 1% Hallucinogens
    • 1% Amphetamines