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Vandalia Correctional Center


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

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

Vandalia Correctional Center Visitation Hours, Rules and Regulations

Vandalia Correctional Center Video Visitation Rules​

Visitors arriving at the Main Gate after initial (1st) visit shall be required to only present one form of photo identification, such as a driver’s license, state identification card or acceptable documentation of non-US citizenship, including VISA, Matricula consular documentation that include their current name, date of birth, & address.
**FIRST-TIME visitors are required to provide TWO FORMS OF documentation verifying their current name, date of birth, & address.
(PLEASE NOTE: Social Security Cards, YOUR birth certificate, & Credit/Debit Cards are NOT acceptable forms of identification.) Visitors must also provide their vehicle information including vehicle license plate number, make, & model.

General Population

10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. seven (7) days a week. Visits are processed from 10:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. No visits are processed between the hours of 1:45 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Visitors must arrive prior to 4:45 p.m. to be processed. Offenders are permitted seven (7) visits per month, with no more than three (3) on weekends or holidays.

Security Building (Segregation)

Visiting hours for Security Building (segregation) offenders is from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Visitors must arrive at the facility by 12:00 p.m. Unless specifically ordered by the warden or duty warden, all visits for offenders housed in the Security Building will be conducted in the visiting room and will be terminated by 1:00 p.m. Visits for offenders housed in the Security Building will not exceed one (1) hour.

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
  • ABE (Adult Basic Education)
  • GED (General Education Development)
  • Pre-GED
  • Computer Technology
  • TABE (Test for Adult Basic Education)
  • Vocational Technical Math
  • College Academic Classes
  • Building Trades
  • Auto Body School
  • Horticulture
  • Career Technologies
  • Milk Production
  • Juice Production
  • Turkey Processing
  • Vegetable Oil Processing
  • Spice Production
Volunteer Services:
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Bible Studies
  • Religious
  • 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