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On November 18, 2010, The GEO Group, Inc. (GEO) was awarded a contract to operate the Short Term Offender Program Facility (STOP) by the Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC). On March 21, 2011, the facility began receiving offenders. STOP sits on the grounds of the former Indiana Boys School and Plainfield Reentry Educational Facility in Plainfield, Indiana. The original grounds still showcase the red fire kiln brick housing units and Administration Building.
The facility is the first of its kind in Indiana and presently houses offenders who are sentenced to serve three years or less. Criteria provide the IDOC placement opportunities for offenders that are classified at level one or level two custody levels. Each offender within the facility is actively engaged in some of the many programming opportunities offered with a key focus on the continuum of care upon their release back into their respective community. STOP, in conjunction with volunteers from the local community, provides a variety of life skills programs geared toward offender reentry and community partnership.
The facility provides a dormitory housing setting that fosters personal responsibility and community participation among the population. At maximum capacity, the facility will provide services for up to 1066 offenders.