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Facility History

Facility History

The Rockville Correctional Facility is a medium security adult female facility located on approximately 52 acres, one mile northwest of Rockville, Indiana. The facility began its existence as a radar base for the U.S. Air Force in the early 1950’s, was deserted approximately 10 years later when its mission ended, and was resurrected by the Department of Correction as a juvenile male facility In 1970. In 1992, after moving through stages from young juveniles, to older juveniles, to co-ed with adolescent makes and adult female offenders on the same grounds, to adult females alone, the facility became the largest female facility in the Department of Correction.

The 1995 Indiana General Assembly approved the Department’s plan to rebuild the Rockville Training Center, as it was called then, to fit its new mission as a 600 bed facility for females. Following a master plan completed in 1990, the State Office Building Commission began the design and construction process in 1995. Over the course of the next three years, 23 structures were demolished, 5 were converted to stand alone heating systems and upgraded in other ways, 13 new buildings were constructed, and the whole of the facility’s infrastructure was replaced.

There are a total of 22 buildings within the facility proper and 2 residences. Dorm 1 houses 128 offenders participating in our PLUS Program. Dorms 2, 3, 4 and 5 are virtually identical in configuration with Dorm 2 being the prototype for the other three. Dorm 2 houses 272 offenders and serves as the intake unit for the Department of Correction female population. Dorm 3 houses Recovery While Incarcerated (RWI) participants. Dorms 4, and 5 have a capacity of 272 each and house general population. The facility segregation unit, Secure Quarters, houses 24. The building contains two ranges, each with 12 single cells. Dorm 2 was constructed in 1993 and the rest of the offender housing was completed in 1997. The facility is a customer of the Town of Rockville for both water and sewage services. REMC provides electrical service to the facility. Vectren and Energy USA provide natural gas to the facility.