The Reception Diagnostic Center (RDC) is a maximum security intake facility for adult males sentenced to the Indiana Department of Correction. All adult males are received at RDC, classified and transferred to long-term facilities. This is with the exception of; those offenders sentenced to death bypass RDC and go directly to death row at Indiana State Prison and Juvenile offenders sentenced as adults are incarcerated at the Pendleton Juvenile facility until reaching the age of eighteen.
RDC was completed in two phases: the first phase consisted of 204 cells and was completed in 1971. Phase two was completed in 1993, which added 144 additional cells and administrative and operational space. RDC has a capacity/total of 695 offenders.