TAYLORVILLE Correctional Center

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Dazzler:
Taylorville Correctional Center  


Lynn Dexheimer, Warden  

Facility Data

Taylorville Correctional Center
 Opened: November 1990
 *Operational Capacity: 1,221
 Minimum Security Adult Male
 *Current Population: 1,189
 Average Age: 37
 FY2010 Average Annual Cost Per Inmate: $19,235.00
 
*As of 5/31/2012. Reflects bed space capacity analysis as outlined in the July 1, 2012 Quarterly Report to the Legislature.
 
Visiting Hours

  

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.
 
Taylorville Correctional Center Visiting Rules and Procedures
 
General Population
 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. seven (7) days a week. Offenders are permitted seven (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
 
Segregation and Offenders in C-Grade Classification
 Segregation and inmates in C-Grade classification are allowed two, one hour no contact visits per calendar month. Visitors must arrive no later than 1:00p.m.  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.

Facility Address

Physical Address:
 1144 Illinois Route 29
 Taylorville, IL 62568
 
Business Mail:
Route 29 South
 P.O. Box 1000
 Taylorville, IL 62568  
 
Inmate Mail:
Inmate Name & IDOC#
 P.O. Box 1000
 Taylorville, IL 62568  
 
Phone: (217) 824-4004
 Fax: (217) 824-4042

Facility Information

Taylorville Correctional Center's primary mission is to incarcerate adult offenders assigned to the Taylorville Correctional Center in an environment that is safe, secure and humane for inmates and staff and provide quality programs and services designed to assist offenders in their reintegration to the community.
 
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. In 1995, the facility was designated as a security threat group (STG)-free facility, housing offenders with no affiliations to an STG. Taylorville Correctional Center's experience has been that offenders who are STG-free readily respond to population management techniques and commit fewer rule infractions than those associated with STGs. 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
•Sex Offender Program
•Library/Law Library
•Chaplaincy
•Leisure Time Activity
•Parenting
•Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program
•Group Therapy
•Stress Reduction
•Young Offender (12-week program)


http://www2.illinois.gov/idoc/facilities/Pages/taylorvillecorrectionalcenter.aspx

Marks_guy:
Just to let everyone know, IDOC/Taylorville has changed the address for inmate mail. Instead of P.O. Box 900, it is now P.O. Box 1000.

trauma4us:
 The limit on vending cards, which you have to obtain in the lobby is now $99.  Prices in vending machines range from $1.25 for water to approx $5 for sandwiches.  There are microwaves there also.  Very clean visiting room.

meangene:
Going to try to visit my son in Taylorville in the next few weeks.  He said to be aware there have been some changes in the visiting rules.  I can not find anything about that... Does anyone who visits in Taylorville have an idea what he might be talking about?   He said on the forms just be honest and the people who are driving me as I am legally blind and can not drive any longer are his son... who has an old felony and is in the process of getting off probation and my son's girlfriend who is on probation for the same offense for which he is now in prison

Any help will do.

Forevermah:
Quote from: meangene on June 11, 2014, 11:05:38 AM

Going to try to visit my son in Taylorville in the next few weeks.  He said to be aware there have been some changes in the visiting rules.  I can not find anything about that... Does anyone who visits in Taylorville have an idea what he might be talking about?   He said on the forms just be honest and the people who are driving me as I am legally blind and can not drive any longer are his son... who has an old felony and is in the process of getting off probation and my son's girlfriend who is on probation for the same offense for which he is now in prison

Any help will do.


They may have to drop you off and leave the grounds of the prison, they are not allowed because of them being on probation unless they have special permission from the warden.  You may want to call and be sure them dropping you off is going to be OK.

Have a good visit.

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