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Vandalia Correctional Center

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Angela Locke, Warden

Facility Data

Vandalia Correctional Center
Opened: 1921
*Operational Capacity: 1,300
Minimum Security Adult Male
**Vandalia Correctional Center Population: 575
Average Annual Cost Per Offender: $34,670 (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

 

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. Phase one limits the number of visitors per a two-hour time slot to ensure social distancing measures are closely followed. At this time, each incarcerated person is permitted two visits per month. To visit Vandalia Correctional Center, you must sign up at least seven days in advance.

Video Visitation Hours
Sunday through Saturday 8:30 to 1:30; 3:00 to 7:00
Visitors should log on to the GTL 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.
Video Visitation Guidelines


Facility Address

Business Mail:
Route 51 North
P.O. Box 500
Vandalia, Il 62471

Inmate Mail:
Inmate Name & IDOC#
P.O. Box  500
Vandalia, IL 62471

Phone: (618) 283-4170
Fax: (618) 283-9147

Facility Information

The mission of the Vandalia Correctional Center includes maintaining a safe and secure environment for all staff and offenders as well as providing programs designed to assist offenders in their reentry into society. To attain maximum success of these programs, security and accountability of offenders remains the center's main goal.

The Vandalia Correctional Center, located 85 miles southeast of Springfield, was established as the original prison farm operation in Illinois housing entirely misdemeanor offenders. The center has a dorm-type setting with 113 buildings, totaling 412,000 square feet. Total acreage is 1,520 with eight acres contained within the perimeter fence.
Inmate Programs
Academic:
  • ABE (Adult Basic Education)
  • GED (General Education Development)
  • Pre-GED
  • Computer Technology
  • TABE (Test for Adult Basic Education)
  • Vocational Technical Math
  • College Academic Classes
Vocational:
  • Building Trades
  • Auto Body School
  • Horticulture
  • Career Technologies
Industries:
  • Milk Production
  • Juice Production
  • Turkey Processing
  • Vegetable Oil Processing
  • Spice Production
Volunteer Services:
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Bible Studies
  • Religious
Other:
  • Chaplaincy
  • Fatherhood Initiative
  • Leisure Time Activity
  • Library
  • Field Services
  • TRAC 1
  • Orientation
  • Lifestyle Redirection
  • Drug Education
  • Parenting
  • Inside Out Dads
  • Hot Topics Presentations
  • Parole School
  • Anger Management
  • HIV Peer Groups
  • Anger Management