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Taylorville Correctional Center 

Darryl Edwards, Warden 

Facility Data

Taylorville Correctional Center
Opened: November 1990
*Operational Capacity: 1,221
Minimum Security Adult Male
**Population: 1,200
Average Annual Cost Per Inmate: $19,426 (FY13)

*As of 5/31/2014. Reflects bed space capacity analysis as outlined in the July 1, 2014 Quarterly Report to the Legislature.

**As of 7/1/14

Visiting Hours


Visitor ADA Accommodations

IDOC Visitation Rules and Information

Visitors to any correctional facility will be required to produce photo identification and verification of date of birth. Please be sure to bring
2 forms of identification with you; these would include a current photo ID such as a driver’s license, a state ID card, government ID card, military ID/driver’s license, or acceptable documentation of non-U.S. citizenship including a current Passport, or Visa, documentation must contain the visitor’s date of birth. Expired forms of identification will not be accepted. Visitors will also be required to provide vehicle information and other pertinent data, such as government identification, official credentials, attorney registration, and or law student certification.

Taylorville Correctional Center Visiting Rules and Procedures

General Population
8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. seven (7) days a week. Offenders are permitted seven (7) visits per month, with no more than three (3) on weekends or state holidays.  Visitors must arrive no later than 6:00p.m.

5 hour time limit on visits; visits may be terminated prior to the five hour time limit if overcrowding occurs.

Orientation Inmates cannot receive visitors from 8:30am - 4:00pm Monday through Wednesday

Rules for Segregation
Segregation offenders are allowed two, one hour, no contact visits per calendar month. Visitors must arrive no later than 1:00 p.m. No weekend or state holiday visits permitted.

Rules for C Grade
Offenders in C Grade may receive visits from 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. No weekend or state holiday visits permitted.

Note: Shift Change is at 3:00p.m.  Visitors are not allowed to come into reception area from 2:30p.m. to 3:15p.m.

Facility Address

Physical Address:
1144 Illinois Route 29
Taylorville, IL 62568

Business Mail:

Route 29 South
P.O. Box 1000
Taylorville, IL 62568

Inmate Mail:
Inmate Name & IDOC#
P.O. Box 1000
Taylorville, IL 62568  

Phone: (217) 824-4004
Fax: (217) 824-4042

Facility Information

Taylorville Correctional Center's primary mission is to incarcerate adult offenders assigned to the Taylorville Correctional Center in an environment that is safe, secure and humane for inmates and staff and provide quality programs and services designed to assist offenders in their reintegration to the community.

Taylorville Correctional Center is a Minimum Security Adult Male facility located on Illinois Route 29, 30 miles southeast of Springfield. The facility opened in 1990. In 1995, the facility was designated as a security threat group (STG)-free facility, housing offenders with no affiliations to an STG. Taylorville Correctional Center's experience has been that offenders who are STG-free readily respond to population management techniques and commit fewer rule infractions than those associated with STGs. Also important in managing the population is programs provided by the facility. These programs assist with population management and provide opportunities for inmates to improve their life and work skills to enhance their chance of success upon release.

Inmate Programs


  • ABE (Adult Basic Education)
  • GED (General Education Development)


  • Career Technology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Construction Occupations (Habitat for Humanity)
  • Commercial Custodial
  • Horticulture

Volunteer Services:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Project Storybook (Lutheran Social Services)


  • Lifestyle Redirection (12-week program)
  • Substance Abuse (Civigenics)
  • Anger Management
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Offender Program
  • Library/Law Library
  • Chaplaincy
  • Leisure Time Activity
  • Parenting
  • Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program
  • Group Therapy
  • Stress Reduction
  • Young Offender (12-week program)