Vandalia Correctional Center

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Vandalia Correctional Institution
LocationUS Hwy 51 North
Vandalia, Illinois
Managed byIllinois Department of Corrections

The Vandalia Correctional Institution is a minimum-security state prison for men located in Vandalia, Fayette County, Illinois, owned and operated by the Illinois Department of Corrections.[1]

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.[2]


  1. ^ "Vandalia Correctional Institution". Illinois Department of Corrections. Retrieved 6 August 2016.
  2. ^ Erickson, Kurt (12 August 2011). "Report critical of conditions at Vandalia Correctional Center". Decatur Illinois Herald-Review. Retrieved 5 August 2016.

Coordinates: 39°00′34″N 89°05′47″W / 39.009422°N 89.096364°W / 39.009422; -89.096364