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Taylorville Correctional Center

Melinda Eddy, Warden

Facility Data

Taylorville Correctional Center
Opened: November 1990
*Operational Capacity: 1,221
Minimum Security Adult Male
**Population: 747
Average Annual Cost Per Offender: $29,110 (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

Visitation

The facility is on lockdown. No visits are allowed

Visitor ADA Accommodations

IDOC Visitation Rules and Information

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-hour time slot are limited to ensure social distancing measures are closely followed. Phase two, which takes effect June 2021, loosens restrictions for visitors and incarcerated people who are fully vaccinated. At this time, each incarcerated person is permitted three visits per month. To visit Taylorville Correctional Center, you must sign up at least seven days in advance.

Video Visitation

It has come to the Department’s attention that GTL video visitation opportunities have been limited for individuals who solely rely on Apple products for video visits. As a result, the Department is offering Webex as an alternative video visitation platform for families and loved ones who rely on Apple products. GTL will provide FREE video visits for their users until the GTL platform is compatible with Apple products. Webex visits will also be free. Please note that video visits provided by GTL and Webex will be subject to monitoring and recording.

If you are an Android user, please click here to schedule a visit.

If you are an Apple (iPhone) user, please click here to schedule a visit.

Video visitation hours are Sunday through Saturday 8:00a to 2:30p and 4:00p to 9:00p. Visitors should log on 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

Video Visitation Guidelines

 


Facility Address

Physical Address:
1144 Illinois Route 29
Taylorville, IL 62568


Business Mail:
1144 Illinois Route 29
Taylorville, IL 62568​​


Inmate Mail:
Inmate Name & IDOC#
1144 Illinois Route 29

Taylorville, IL 62568

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

Facility Information

Mission Statement for Taylorville Correctional Center

To serve justice in Illinois and the Taylorville community and increase public safety in an environment that promotes successful execution of effective reentry programs to positively impact offenders’ lives and reduce recidivism and victimization.

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. 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

Academic:

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

Vocational:

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

Volunteer Services:

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

Other:

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