Taylorville Correctional Center – Illinois

Do you know somebody in Taylorville Correctional Center?  Taylorville Correctional Center is a state correctional institution in the Illinois state prison system.  This guide gives you information about anything a person needs to know about Taylorville Correctional Center:  How to locate an inmate here.  Visitation information.  The prisons’s phone number and address.  Sending money and mail.  And much, much more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Taylorville Correctional Center
Year Opened: 1990
Type: Male
State: Illinois
County: Christian County
DOC: Illinois Deparment of Corrections
Security Level: Minimum

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Contact Information

In this section you have the mailing address and street address for Taylorville Correctional Center. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a letter or package to someone at Taylorville Correctional Center, and make sure to use the physical address if you need to know the actual location of the facility.

Mailing Address

Make sure to check the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading further down on this page if you are going to send a package or letter to someone in prison so that you properly address the letter or package, and use the correct steps for sending a package or letter. If you do not use the correct directions, it might not get delivered.

Taylorville Correctional Center
P.O. Box 900 
Taylorville IL, 62568

Street Address / Prison Location


Taylorville Correctional Center
Route 29 South P.O. Box 1000
Taylorville IL, 62568

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (217) 824-4004
Fax Number:

Map and Directions

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Use the street address if you are going to visit an inmate. Make sure to check the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule headings below before you try to visit an inmate here.

Taylorville Correctional Center
Route 29 South P.O. Box 1000
Taylorville IL, 62568


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Phone Number

State prison inmates can’t take phone calls, so you won’t get to call an inmate, but, there are times when it is necessary to know the phone number to Taylorville Correctional Center.
(217) 824-4004

Taylorville Correctional Center prisoners may be able to make phone calls using:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

State prison inmates don’t have access to fax machines, so you won’t be able to send a fax to your inmate, but there might be times when it is helpful to have the fax number to the prison.

Email Address

This email address is the general email for Taylorville Correctional Center. You cannot reach inmates using this email. If you are going to email an inmate, check out the Inmate Email information on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 1221
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To send a letter via email to an inmate at Taylorville Correctional Center you must follow an exact procedure to make sure that the message gets to the inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prison inmates are not permitted to access the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain rules that you have to follow when sending postal mail to a state prisoner. If you don’t follow the procedures then what you sent might not make it there.

Before you send anything, you should read the information below:

Mail Monitoring

Prison officials open and read all incoming general packages and mail. Incoming general mail is able to be read as frequently as is deemed necessary to ensure security or watch a particular problem regarding an inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Here is the format for how you need to address mail to an inmate at Taylorville Correctional Center:

Taylorville Correctional Center
P.O. Box 900 
Taylorville IL, 62568

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Inmate Money

Every prison has a Commissary which was started to provide inmates a bank type account for inmate money and for buying items not provided by the Bureau of Prisons.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people can send money to prisoner’s Commissary accounts using Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can to send prisoners funds by way of the postal service and will have to send funds to the address below and follow the steps provided below:

The deposit has to be in a money order made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You are advised to use a post office money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be placed on a 15-day hold period, during which the inmate will not get the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender funds that don’t have correct prisoner information but only if the envelope you sent it in has a return address. Personal checks and cash will not be deposited to the inmate’s account so do not send cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

State prisoners are frequently transported to various correctional facilities around the state, so you may have to locate what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to locate an state prison inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other Illinois state prisons: Illinois State Prisons

Illinois Deparment of Corrections Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit Taylorville Correctional Center, be sure that you know the following information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Taylorville Correctional Center Visitation Instructions

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each Illinois state prison has its own policies for prisoner visitation and these policies change often. The policies listed below might be different since this was written, so be sure to also read Taylorville Correctional Center’s official website to read the most up to date visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance officer will make sure each visitor signs the prisoner visitors log upon entering the visitation area and upon exiting.

Identification Required

Picture id of visitors is required. Acceptable forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; however, a state issued picture ID is OK.

For all of the things listed below, go to the official Taylorville Correctional Center site as this information changes often:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Children, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

Section about Taylorville Correctional Center records will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

Info about Taylorville Correctional Center death row coming soon.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Info about Illinois parole coming.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Info about getting released from Taylorville Correctional Center coming soon.

Inmate Programs

Programs for Inmates at Taylorville Correctional Center

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Prison Life

Details about prison life to be added later.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


A news section coming.


A Taylorville Correctional Center photo section to be added later.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Taylorville Correctional Center
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Taylorville Correctional Center.

If you have any photos of Taylorville Correctional Center that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Trying to find a job at a correctional facility? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility previously?

If so, check out: Taylorville Correctional Center Jobs

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The official website: Taylorville Correctional Center Website

Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • The right to protection from the accused.
  • The right to notification.
  • The right to attend proceedings.
  • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • The right to restitution.
  • The right to a speedy trial.
  • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • Spouses and children of all victims.
  • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
  • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
  • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

Victim Notification

The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

Click here to tell your story

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Family Resources

Information about resources for family members of inmates at Taylorville Correctional Center to be added later.


A history section coming soon.

Such as:

  • Famous Taylorville Correctional Center inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information About Other Illinois State Prisons: Illinois State Prisons

Taylorville Correctional Center Links

The official website: Taylorville Correctional Center Website
Taylorville Correctional Center Jobs

Taylorville Correctional Center Inmate Programs
Inmate Visitation Instructions

Illinois Deparment of Corrections Links

Illinois Deparment of Corrections Main Website
Illinois Deparment of Corrections Prison Directory
Illinois Deparment of Corrections Prison Map
Illinois Deparment of Corrections Prison Jobs
Illinois Deparment of Corrections Prison Inmate Search
Illinois Deparment of Corrections Most Wanted

Illinois Deparment of Corrections Victim Services
Illinois Deparment of Corrections Visitation Policies
Sending Money to a Illinois State Prison Inmate
JPay Services for Illinois State Prison Inmates
Sending Mail to Illinois State Prison Inmates
Sending Packages to Illinois State Prison Inmates
Illinois State Prison Inmate Phone Calls

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Taylorville Correctional Center

Have you ever been incarcerated at Taylorville Correctional Center? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this prison?

If yes, then you should write a review about it. Write down what you experienced so others can learn what to expect.

Things you could write in the review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Guards and staff
  • Prison food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Gangs
  • Inmate activities and programs

If you are currently an inmate here, leave your address if you want people to be able to mail you.

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