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IL DOC - Decatur Correctional Center

State Prison

Last Updated: June 30, 2022
2310 E Mound Rd, Decatur, IL 62524
Mailing Address
PO Box 3066, Decatur, IL 62524

Decatur Correctional is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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IL DOC - Decatur Correctional Center basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 217-877-0353

The inmates housed at Decatur Correctional located at 2310 E Mound Rd in Decatur, IL are placed according to their custody level (determined by a number of factors including the past criminal history and the length of their sentence). There are ample educational and vocational training programs for all inmates, especially ones that show a willingness to learn new things that will prepare them for a better life when they are released. The mission is to promote and prepare the offender to leave in better shape than when they arrived, giving them the best chance to never come back and thus lower the state's recidivism rate.

About IL DOC - Decatur Correctional Center:

The mission of the Decatur Correctional Center includes providing a continuum of programs and services to help female offenders reestablish and strengthen their relationships with their children and enhance their ability to grow within the family structure. The facility offers female offenders a variety of programs aimed at achieving these goals that also address the diverse needs of the offenders, including medical, social, psychological and educational needs. All programs are intended to equip the female offender for a successful reintegration back into the community.

On Jan. 24, 2000, the Decatur Correctional Center received its first female offenders. The facility is a minimum security female facility with eight dormitory style-housing units.

Decatur Correctional Center is located in Macon County Illinois. It is a minimum security facility that currently houses 770 female inmates. The primary goal of this institution is to provide inmates with programs that can strengthen and grow family bonds, primarily between mothers and their children. The female offenders are housed in eight dormitory style units. While incarcerated, inmates at Decatur Correctional Center are encouraged to take educational and vocational courses that will help equip the offender with skills that will aid in a successful reintegration to society. Academic opportunities include adult basic education, GED classes, and remedial college courses. Vocational skills taught at Decatur Correctional Center include computer technologies, culinary arts, custodial work, and courses in associate liberal arts degrees. Inmates can work in the correctional industries in upholstery and furniture manufacturing plant, offender clothing production, and dog grooming/kennel keeping.

Inmate Programs


  • ABE (Adult Basic Education)
  • GED (General Education Development)
  • College Remedial - offers instruction in developmental English and Math for students desiring college enrollment.


  • Commercial Custodian
  • Computer Technology
  • Food Service Technology
  • College Baccalaureate - offers courses leading to the Associate of Liberal studies and the Associate of Arts degrees.


  • Upholstery
  • Furniture manufacturing
  • Offender apparel production
  • Basicdog grooming
  • Kennel keeping

Substance Abuse:

  • Wells Residential Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Substance Abuse Education
  • TASC - Post Release Case Management

Volunteer Services:

  • Mom & Me Summer Camp
  • Mom & Me Mother's Day
  • Project Storybook
  • Project READ
  • Religious Services
  • Tutoring


  • Reunification Program
  • Moms and Babies
  • Family Connections Visitations
  • Angel Tree
  • Parent & Child Together Video Conferencing


  • Job Preparedness
  • Reentry Summit
  • Out-In-A-Week


  • Parenting
  • Youthful Offender Counselor
  • Youthful Offender Support Group
  • Life Skills
  • Geri-Active Program
  • Anger Management
  • Lifestyle Redirection
  • Healing Through a Positive Self-Image
  • Smoking Cessation
  • HIV Education and Support Group
  • Mental Health
  • Daughters of Destiny - Chaplaincy aftercare mentoring program

Inmate Locator

IL DOC - Decatur Correctional Center is a facility in the Illinois Department of Corrections. The DOC publishes the names of their current inmates and identifies which of their locations the inmate is being held. Your search should start with the first DOC locator to see if your loved one is there. Begin with the first three letters of the offender's first and last name, it does not have to be spelled exactly.

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Covid Visitation Information


To prevent the potential for COVID-19 (coronavirus) exposure, the Illinois Department of Corrections, after consultation with the Illinois Department of Public Health, is temporarily suspending all visits effective March 14 until further notice. We recognize the importance of visitation as an essential component of rehabilitation, family connection and quality of life for those in our care. Our top priority is the health and safety of those who live and work in our facilities, and we are hopeful this policy change will be short-lived. The Department is expanding opportunities for video visits and phone calls. In addition to expanding opportunities for video visits and calls, the Department is providing all people in custody with funds for two 20-minute phone calls and one 15-minute video visit. We also encourage families to write to their incarcerated loved ones as often as possible. Attorneys are still permitted to visit IDOC facilities, but will be screened upon arrival.

The Department has not identified any positive cases of coronavirus, but is taking a number of preventative measures, including:

  • The Department modified its Pandemic Influenza and Continuity of Operations plans.
  • Hand sanitizer, antibacterial soap, and cleaning supplies are being made available to all staff and incarcerated individuals.
  • Staff who are presenting symptoms of COVID-19 are being screened by medical personnel.
  • During the intake process, all individuals, including parole violators, are being screened by medical personnel.
  • All correctional facilities and transport vehicles are being routinely cleaned and disinfected.
  • Staff and incarcerated individuals are being encouraged to practice good health habits, including hand-washing.
  • We are communicating regularly with staff and people in custody to ensure they feel safe during this developing situation.

The Department continues to work closely with the Illinois Department of Public Health and Illinois Emergency Management Agency to ensure we are following all guidelines put forth by the Centers for Disease Control. We will continue to monitor this fluid situation and adjust our procedures as necessary.

All visitors, including children under 18 years of age, must be on the offender’s approved visiting list in order to visit. Government officials and legal visitors are excluded and need not be listed on the visiting list to be afforded a visit. Prospective visitors should contact the offender to have them placed on the visiting list.

Visitation Information

IL DOC - Decatur Correctional Center - Visitation

General Population:
Weekdays, weekends and holidays - 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
No visitor is allowed entrance after 6:30 p.m. due to processing time. There will be a five (5) hour time limit on weekday visits.

Weekdays - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
No visitor is allowed entrance after 1:00 p.m. due to processing time. There will be a one (1) hour time limit on visits.

Segregation visits on weekends and holiday must have prior approval from the Chief Administrative Officer or designee.

Video Visitation:
Weekdays, weekends and holidays - 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Each offender is limited to 2 video visits per week.

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.

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