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Indiana Department of Correction

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Beginning April 1, 2017 the IDOC will no longer accept any correspondence on colored paper or enclosed in colored envelopes. All letters, postcards and envelopes must be white. No exceptions.






NOTICE: A security device has been implemented at the Indiana State Prison called a Cell Sense. Cell Sense is the best cell phone and contraband detector, made by Metrasens. Bottom line this device is very sensitive and therefore special precaution must be taken by all visitors.  As we all adjust to the Cell Sense at the Information area we have been presented with new challenges.  From this point forward new procedures will be implemented for the use of Cell Sense at Indiana State Prison and Indiana Outside beginning February 12, 2016.

               WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:

 Everyone will pass in front of the Cell Sense detector, turn around and walk past it again.  If the Cell Sense detector alarms, make sure that all metal items are removed from pockets and person including hair pins (bobby pins/metal barrettes).  Be aware that undergarments containing underwire support have been known to cause alarms. 


 Visitors unable to clear the Cell Sense machine will not be allowed to enter the facility, however they will be permitted to obtain other garments and try again.  If they don’t pass the Cell Sense after the second, entrance will be denied.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to increase security measures here at the Indiana State Prison. 


Maximum Security Visiting Guideines

Please remember to always contact the facility before coming to visit, for the latest visit updates.  Call 219-874-7256, press #.


All times are Central Standard Time.

Attorney Visits: Advance notification for attorney visits is suggested due to limited space. Attorney visits are 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily. Reservations required and must be made prior to weekend visits, by the Thursday before the visit.

General Population: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Mon-Fri
                               7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. weekends and holidays

Administrative Restrictive Status Housing:  7:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Mon-Fri
                                           3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. weekends and holidays.

Administrative Non-Contact: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mon-Fri only, excluding holidays.

Disciplinary Restrictive Status Housing: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Mon-Fri, excluding holidays

D-East 7:00a.m. - 10.30a.m. Mon-Fri
3:30p.m. - 5:30p.m. weekends & holidays

X-Row 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. daily.


Minimum Security Visiting Guidelines

Sat-Sun & Holidays 7:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. & 11:45a.m. – 1:45 p.m.  
Registration begins 30 minutes prior to visiting hours.

Tuesday & Wednesday Evenings (Non-State Holidays) 6:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Registration begins 30 minutes prior to visiting hours.


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