The Reception Diagnostic Center (RDC) is a maximum security intake facility for adult males sentenced to the DOC. All adult males, are received at RDC, classified and transferred to long-term facilities. Execeptions include of those offenders sentenced to death who sent directly to X-Row at the Indiana State Prison and juvenile offenders sentenced as adults who are sent to the Pendleton Juvenile Correctional Facility until they reach the age of 18. Center RDC houses a total of 695 offenders.
RDC was completed in 2 phases: the first phase consisted of 204 cells and was completed in 1971. Phase 2 was completed in 1993, which added 144 additional cells and administrative and operational space.