On November 18, 2010, The GEO Group, Inc. was awarded a contract to operate the Short Term Offender Program (STOP) facility by the Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC). On March 21, 2011, the facility began receiving offenders. The facility's name was officially changed to Heritage Trail Correctional Facility in October 2015. HTCF sits on the grounds of the former Indiana Boys School and Plainfield Re-Entry Educational Facility in Plainfield, Indiana. The original grounds still showcase the red fire kiln brick housing units and Administration Building.
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.