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Updated on: March 13, 2024
Vandalia Correctional Center
Location Route 51 North PO Box 500, Vandalia, IL, 62471
Official Website

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Vandalia Correctional Center is a state prison in unincorporated Fayette County, Illinois.

Illinois State facility is a maximum-security facility housing Adult male offenders. Its exact location is Route 51 North, , PO Box 500, Vandalia, IL, 62471. It is run by the Illinois Department of Corrections.

The Vandalia Correctional Center started in 1990 and currently hosts over 1802 detainees.

Illinois Inmate Search

The main website link for the Vandalia Correctional Center is website. Since Illinois State facility often processes many inmates, it reserves an online database through which you can find Illinois inmates.

You may need a few credentials, such as the inmate hosted at Vandalia Correctional Center’s biodata, gender, and data on the crimes committed.

To search for inmates in search for Illinois offenders, you can also use the Illinois Department of Corrections’s online prisoner locator tool

You can also call the Illinois State detention center directly to ask about an inmate’s location and status.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Vandalia Correctional Center?

There are various options to visit the offender in Vandalia Correctional Center. Below are the steps involved:

  • Get permission. The first step is to make sure that the inmate you want to visit at Illinois State facility is on the approved visitation list.
  • Select your preferred visitation option, as there are generally two main options available at Illinois State facility: in-person or virtual visitation.
  • Follow the visitation guidelines at Illinois State facility. You must comply with the schedule and specific rules related to visiting Illinois offenders. You can contact Vandalia Correctional Center by calling 618-283-4170, where you can get assistance on the visitation process.
  • Make sure to visit the inmates on the recommended days of the week.

Visiting Hours:

Saturday — 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Sunday — 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

How to Send a Mail/Care Package to an Inmate at Vandalia Correctional Center?

Detainees at the Illinois State facility can access specific mail and packages. Specifically, the inmates can receive products such as letters from friends. However, access to these packages requires prior approval from the Illinois State detention facility’s administrative unit or a specific staff member.

Call the Vandalia Correctional Center for more details and support.

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Vandalia Correctional Center — General Information

Facility Name Vandalia Correctional Center
Facility Type State Prison
Authority Illinois Department of Corrections
Address Route 51 North PO Box 500, Vandalia, IL, 62471
Capacity 1802
Facility Type Adult
City Vandalia
Postal Code 62471
State Illinois
County Fayette County
Official Website

Visiting Hours

Saturday: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM


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