Melvin Hinton


Psy.D. Chief of Mental Health
Illinois Department of Corrections


Biographical Sketch

Dr. Melvin Hinton is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and currently is the Chief of Mental Health for the Illinois Department of Corrections. Dr. Hinton has 12 years of clinical experience working in correctional settings including Cook County Department of Corrections, California Department of Corrections and Lake County Jail in Waukegan, Illinois. Additionally, Dr. Hinton is an Adjunct Professor at St. Francis University in Joliet, Illinois teaching Introduction to Forensic Psychology and Introduction to Crisis Intervention to undergraduate students.

Dr. Hinton consults in a voluntary capacity and serves as the Chairman of the Human Rights Committee for Autumn Woods Certified Residential Care Facility—a facility that provides a long-term living environment to individuals with intellectual disabilities and mental illness that require 24-hour supervision in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Dr. Hinton completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan, and obtained his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the Chicago Campus of the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.