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LaPorte Juvenile Correctional Facility

LaPorte Juvenile Facility

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Jason Smiley

Custody Supervisor:  Karl Pruett

Principal: Stevi Weaver

Administrative Assistant: Mackenzie Post

Program Director: Laura Gorbonosenko

Media Contact:
John Cosich
219-326-1188 ext. 236

Fax Number: (219) 326-9218

Mailing Address:

2407 N 500 W
LaPorte, IN 46350


Public Visitation:

Please refer to the IDOC visitation page to find the most current information regarding visits.

**Please check your email frequently for updated information. **

All visitors must register and be approved before scheduling a visit. Visitors who have already registered for video visitation through GTL will not need to register again.

In order to register and schedule visitation, please visit the GTL website at Need help? You can view a short guide HERE to get you started.

Visitors will need to be reviewed for approval after submitting information about any criminal history, employment with DOC and relation to the Incarcerated Individuals.

Once approved, a visitor can request a visitation appointment with an Incarcerated Individuals. Available dates and times will be listed for that Incarcerated Individuals and facility.

All scheduling is being done through the GTL website at

Below is a list of requirements for visits at all prisons:

  • Anyone entering a DOC facility will be asked questions about their current health symptoms and may be asked to reschedule their visit if they have symptoms of contagious illness.
  • Visitors must have a valid ID.
  • Masks are not mandatory at this time but can be mandated if the facility deems necessary.
  • Absolutely no physical contact between the visitor and Incarcerated Individuals is permitted at any time during the visit.
  • Failure to abide by these visitation rules may result in your visitation being canceled.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I submit a paper application for visitation?

A: We are not accepting paper applications. All visitation scheduling should be done through the GTL website at

Q: Am I allowed to hug, hold hands, have physical contact during my visit?

A: No. All visits are non-contact at this time, meaning you will be sitting face-to-face, 6 feet apart.

Q: Do I have to wear a mask?

A: masks are not mandatory at this time but can be mandated if the facility deems necessary..

Q: If I am vaccinated/the Incarcerated Individuals is vaccinated, does that change the policy on masks, non-contact?

A: No. masks are not mandatory at this time but can be mandated if the facility deems necessary.?

Q: How long are visits?

A: One hour.

Q: When should I arrive for my visit?

A: Visitors will not be allowed into the facility more than 15 minutes before their visit time. Also, be sure to note any time zone differences for the facility you are visiting.

Q: How will I know if my visit is canceled?

A: Be sure to check the email you used to register the GTL account that is used to schedule your visitation. Communication will be sent to that email address regarding any changes to visitation.

Visiting Guidelines:

Saturday, Sunday, and/or state holidays:  
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Monday through Friday and non-holidays
Regular visitation hours 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p. m. 
School hours 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  (School hour visits must be pre-authorized with Counselor approval)

Each Visit will be for a 2-hour time limit.  Extended time visits must be pre-authorized and scheduled through the Counselor. 
Parent tours of the facility are now available upon request.  They must be scheduled through the student’s counselor.

Video Visitation is also available through GTL Connect Network at this facility. To use GTL you must be on the Incarcerated Individuals approved visitation list.

Students may also 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)

Volunteer Opportunities

Youth participate in a variety of activities provided through volunteers. We are always seeking more volunteers to expand opportunities to youth. The following are areas where volunteers are needed.
  • Yoga
  • Hair Care
  • Religious Services
  • Facilitator for a life skills class
  • Girls Inc. - program facilitated by our local Girls Inc. teaching as well as crafts
  • to interested college students

Donation Needs

HOPE Mentoring is currently hosting a Donation Drive for professional clothing. You can find more information by clicking HERE.

Community Engagement Coordinator

John Cosich
phone: (219) 326-1188 ext 227

Please contact the Community Engagement Coordinator if you are interested in volunteering or making a donation. For general volunteer information, please visit the IDOC Volunteer page.

About LaPorte Juvenile Correctional Facility (LPJCF):

was erected in 1953 and was used to house trustee inmates from the Indiana State Prison, which operated a full-service facility until 1977. The facility was then converted to an adult male work release center which had a capacity of 80 Incarcerated Individuals. The facility's mission changed once again in 1992 when it was modified to a level 2 woman's facility which operated until 1993.

In February 1995, the facility was reopened as Camp Summit Boot Camp (CSBC), a juvenile male facility. CSBC was a medium security facility that utilized a paramilitary approach during a six-month program. The facility had the ability to house 94 students between the ages of fifteen and eighteen. The students were classified to the boot camp program with a wide variety of charges: drugs, property and personal offenses, (with the exceptions of serious violent crimes), and other lesser offenses. In November 2017, LaPorte Juvenile Correctional facility (LPJCF) was established by converting Camp Summit Boot Camp into a female juvenile facility. The facility is situated on sixty acres in LaPorte, Indiana. The main building comprises of housing units, kitchen/dining area and administrative offices. LPJCF can house up to sixty-two (62) female youth. It is the only female juvenile facility in Indiana. LaPorte Juvenile also serves as the intake facility for female youth, and court ordered diagnostic evaluations.

Community Advisory Board
This Community Advisory Board is for the Indiana State Prison, LaPorte Juvenile Correctional Facility, and Westville Correctional Facility.

LaPorte Juvenile Facility |2407 N 500 W, La Porte, IN 46350 |(219) 326-1188

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