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Madison Juvenile Correctional Facility

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Angela Sutton


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Campus style housing and maximum security housing for students unable to manage their behavior in the campus setting.

Contact Info
1130 MSH 4th Street
Madison, Indiana 47250
Phone: (812) 265-6154

Media Contact
Shannon Bowling

Visiting Guidelines

Sunday: 8:00am - 10:00am, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Monday: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Wednesday: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 10:00am, 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Students may receive visits on State-observed holidays:

Good Friday   
Primary Election Day  
Memorial Day   
Independence Day  
Labor Day   
Columbus Day  
General Election Day  
Veterans’ Day   
Thanksgiving Day  
Lincoln’s Birthday (Day after Thanksgiving) 
Christmas Day   
Washington’s Birthday (Day after Christmas)


From the north, take Interstate 65 south to exit 41 for IN-250 and turn left.  Continue on IN-250 until reaching IN-7.  Turn right and go 6 miles until North Gate Road and turn right.  From there, turn left at East Outer Drive, take the first right onto North Lane, and then take the first left onto 4th Street.

Volunteer Opportunities

To volunteer at the Madison Juvenile Correctional Facility and make a positive impact on the youth today, please contact Community Services Director Galen Bremmer gbremmer@idoc.in.gov.


Madison Juvenile Correctional Facility (MJCF) provides a safe, supportive environment for committed female adolescents and encourages the development of responsible young women.  MJCF is a maximum security juvenile correctional facility that has the ability to house 167 students. MJCF is the only female facility in the state of Indiana, and the only reception and diagnostic center for newly committed female youths.

MJCF offers a number of groups that address the needs of its student population, including: Criminal and Addictive Thinking, Cage the Rage for Women, Voices, Healthy Relationships, Employability Skills, Substance Abuse, Relapse Prevention, Suicide Prevention, Grief and Loss and several others. 

MJCF Wish List for Donations: Toothpaste and Toothbrushes, Soap, Deodorant, Lotion, Shampoo and Conditioner, Underwear and Socks (white only), Pencils, Erasers, Folders, Journals, Notebook paper (non-spiral), Blowdryers, Curling Irons, Brushes, and Yarn.

Cage Your Rage for Women:   Cage Your Rage for Women is an anger management workbook specifically targeted to women. The exercises are intended for women working with their counselors either individually or in a group setting. Nevertheless, the workbook’s focus on women’s anger issues suggests that its content can be helpful to all women, not just those in counseling with a trained professional.

Criminal and Addictive Thinking:  This group utilizes a series of workbooks to help students realize the correlation between their thinking and the resulting destructive behaviors and that criminal offenses do not just happen.  Three objectives to criminal and addictive thinking are taught.  Thinking greatly influences feelings and behavior; How to recognize, monitor and change distorted thinking patterns and healthier ways of relating to others.

Employability Skills:  This program prepares youth for process of obtaining employment.  The program will discuss goal setting, financial planning, employment resources, job conduct, interviewing, applications, resume development and professional appearance. 

Grief and Loss:  This group addresses the concerns and pain of those students who have experienced painful loss.  Grief and Loss group allows students to define their own personal losses, and encourages them to face the loss, identify their personal strengths and to set goals and integrate these experiences into life changes that are both meaningful and hopeful. 

Healthy Relationships:  this program focuses on different types of relationships our students have with the people around them such as parents, siblings, friends, boyfriends, girlfriends, etc.  the group explains how to deal with these relationships and the issues that may arise from having a relationship with a certain person or group and how to better understand their point of view.

Relapse Prevention Group:  one hour per week, open ended group where students discuss relapse prevention skills and review progress on the development of their Relapse Prevention and Career plans.

Substance Abuse Treatment Group:  This group is based on cognitive, behavioral, and learning theory with the focus on skill building, developing a reliable support system, and satisfactory completion of a relapse prevention.

VOICES:  Voices is a female specific program of self discovery and empowerment.  It encourages girls to seek and celebrate their “true selves” by giving them a safe space, encouragement, structure, and support to embrace their important journey of self discovery.  The focus is on issues that are important in the lives of adolescent girls from modules about self and connection with others to exploring health living and the journey ahead.  The curriculum uses a variety of therapeutic approaches, including psycho-educational, cognitive-behavioral, expressive arts and relational theory. 

Suicide Prevention

Community Advisory Board


June 1, 2010  at 12:00 p.m.
September 1, 2010 at  4:00 p.m.
December 1, 2010 at  12:00 p.m.


Angela Sutton, Superintendent, Madison Juvenile Correctional Facility

Galen L. Bremmer, Community Service Director, Madison Juvenile Correctional Facility

Dave Cheatham, State Representative, Indiana House of Representatives

Jim Lewis, State Senator, Indiana State Senate

Mark Cash, County Commissioner, Jefferson County

Chad Lewis, Prosecutor, Jefferson County

John Wallace, Chief of Police, City of Madison

Steve Telfer, Superintendent, Southwestern Schools

Jenny Youngblood, Juvenile Probation, Jefferson County

Bob Shultz, Vice President, Madison Ministerial Assoc

Corey Murphy, Executive Director, Economic Development Partners

Don Heiderman, Campus Dean, Ivy Tech State College

Becky Anderson, Executive Director, Turning Point

Amy Perkins, Executive Director, Pathways

Ray Black Jr., Executive Director, Lide White Boys & Girls Club

Jan Davis, Superintendent, Madison Correctional Unit

Dr. Peggy Stephens, Superintendent, Madison State Hospital