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Decatur Correctional Center 

Shelith Hansbro, Warden 

Facility Data

Decatur Correctional Center
Opened: January 2000
*Operational Capacity: 717
Minimum Security Female
**Population: 684
Average Annual Cost Per Inmate: $28,909 (FY12)
 
*As of 5/31/2013. Reflects bed space capacity analysis as outlined in the July 1, 2013 Quarterly Report to the Legislature.

**As of 7/1/13

Visiting Hours

 

Visitor ADA Accommodations


IDOC Visitation Rules and Information—please review before visiting

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.

General Population:
Weekdays, weekends and holidays - 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
No visitor is allowed entrance after 6:30 p.m. due to processing time. There will be a five (5) hour time limit on weekday visits.

Segregation:
Weekdays - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
No visitor is allowed entrance after 1:00 p.m. due to processing time. There will be a one (1) hour time limit on visits.

Segregation visits on weekends and holiday must have prior approval from the Chief Administrative Officer or designee.

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

Academic:

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

Vocational:

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

Industries:

  • 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:

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

Reentry:

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

Other:

  • 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