|Location||US Hwy 51 North |
|Managed by||Illinois Department of Corrections|
The facility was first opened in 1921.
In 2011 the prison watchdog group John Howard Association released a report highly critical of conditions at Vandalia. In response prison officials denied the facility was overcrowded, despite 1700 inmates living in a facility approved to hold about 1,100.
- "Vandalia Correctional Institution". Illinois Department of Corrections. Retrieved 6 August 2016.
- Erickson, Kurt (12 August 2011). "Report critical of conditions at Vandalia Correctional Center". Decatur Illinois Herald-Review. Retrieved 5 August 2016.