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Decatur Correctional Center

Marlo Butler-Jones, 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

Visiting Hours

The facility is on Administrative Quarantine with no visits. Phone calls and video visits will continue as normal.

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.


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.

Video Visitation Hours:

Sunday through Saturday 8:30 am – 11:00 am; 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm; 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Visitors should log on to the GTL site 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