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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



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.

General Population
8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. seven (7) days a week. Offenders are permitted (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. ​

Video Visitation Hours
Sunday through Saturday 8:00a to 2:30p; 4:00p -9:00p
Visitors should log on to the GTL 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


  • 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
  • Library/Law Library
  • Chaplaincy
  • Leisure Time Activity
  • Parenting
  • Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program
  • Group Therapy
  • Stress Reduction
  • Young Offender (12-week program)