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Decatur Correctional Center

Sherry Gray, Warden

Facility Data

Decatur Correctional Center
Opened: January 2000
*Operational Capacity: 707
*Nursery Operational Capacity: 8
Minimum Security Female
**Population: 341
Average Annual Cost Per Offender: $44,042 (FY20)

*Operational capacity is the maximum amount of beds a facility has; to include all health care, crisis, segregation, protective custody, isolation, R&Cs, and future beds that are down for repair. Data reflects a bed space capacity census that was conducted in CY19.

**As of 1/1/21



Visitor ADA Accommodations

IDOC Visitation Rules and Information—please review before visiting

The Illinois Department of Corrections is implementing a multi-phase plan to resume in-person visits as safely as possible. The number of visitors per two and a half-hour time slot are limited to ensure social distancing measures are closely followed. Phase 3, which takes effect January 31, 2022, requires proof of vaccination, an approved vaccination exemption, or a vaccination exemption under review by IDOC to enter an Illinois Department of Corrections facility. To visit Decatur Correctional Center, you must sign up at least seven days in advance.

Video Visitation

Video visitation hours are Sunday through Saturday 8:30a to 11:00a, 1:00p to 2:30p and 5:00p to 9:00p. Visitors should log on 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

Video Visitation Guidelines

Facility Address

Business Mail:
2310 East Mound Road
P.O. Box 3066
Decatur, IL 62524

Inmate Mail:
Inmate Name & IDOC#
P.O. Box 3066
Decatur, IL 62524

Phone: (217) 877-0353
Fax: (217) 875-6539

Facility Information

The mission of the Decatur Correctional Center includes providing a continuum of programs and services to help female offenders reestablish and strengthen their relationships with their children and enhance their ability to grow within the family structure. The facility offers female offenders a variety of programs aimed at achieving these goals that also address the diverse needs of the offenders, including medical, social, psychological and educational needs. All programs are intended to equip the female offender for a successful reintegration back into the community.

On Jan. 24, 2000, the Decatur Correctional Center received its first female offenders. The facility is a minimum security female facility with eight dormitory style-housing units.

Inmate Programs


  • ABE (Adult Basic Education)
  • GED (General Education Development)
  • College Remedial - offers instruction in developmental English and Math for students desiring college enrollment.


  • Commercial Custodian
  • Computer Technology
  • Food Service Technology
  • College Baccalaureate - offers courses leading to the Associate of Liberal studies and the Associate of Arts degrees.


  • Upholstery
  • Furniture manufacturing
  • Offender apparel production
  • Basic dog grooming
  • Kennel keeping

Substance Abuse:

  • Wells Residential Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Substance Abuse Education
  • TASC - Post Release Case Management

Volunteer Services:

  • Mom & Me Summer Camp
  • Mom & Me Mother's Day
  • Project Storybook
  • Project READ
  • Religious Services
  • Tutoring


  • Reunification Program
  • Moms and Babies
  • Family Connections Visitations
  • Angel Tree
  • Parent & Child Together Video Conferencing


  • Job Preparedness
  • Reentry Summit
  • Out-In-A-Week


  • Parenting
  • Youthful Offender Counselor
  • Youthful Offender Support Group
  • Life Skills
  • Geri-Active Program
  • Anger Management
  • Lifestyle Redirection
  • Healing Through a Positive Self-Image
  • Smoking Cessation
  • HIV Education and Support Group
  • Mental Health
  • Daughters of Destiny - Chaplaincy aftercare mentoring program