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Taylorville Correctional Center

Joshua McDannald, Day-to-Day Warden

Facility Data

Taylorville Correctional Center
Opened: November 1990
*Operational Capacity: 1,201
Minimum Security Adult Male
Population: 1,091 (as of 6/30/23)
Average Annual Cost Per Individual: $33,780 (FY22)

*Operational capacity is the maximum number of beds a facility has; to include all health care, crisis, restricted housing, protective custody, isolation, R&Cs, and future beds that are down for repair. Data reflects a bed space capacity census that was conducted in August 2022.


Visitor ADA Accommodations

IDOC Visitation Rules and Information

To visit Taylorville Correctional Center, you must sign up in advance.

Video Visitation

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

Individual in Custody Mail:
Individual in Custody 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 individuals' in custody  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 individuals in custody to improve their life and work skills to enhance their chance of success upon release.

Individual in Custody Programs


  • Adult Basic Education (ABE)
  • Advanced Adult Basic Education (ADV ABE)
  • Adult Secondary Education (ASE/GED)

Career and Technical Education:

  • Career Technologies
  • 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 Individual in Custody (12-week program)