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Pendleton Correctional Facility

New Visitor Registration Process

Step 1: Request Visitation

All visitors must submit State Form 14387 to be screened for criminal history, employment with DOC and relation to the incarcerated individuals before scheduling the first visit.

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Step 2: Register for ViaPath

All Visitors must register for a ViaPath Account and be approved before scheduling in-person and online visits.

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Step 3: Schedule Visit

Already registered? Remember all visitation requests observe Eastern time. Available dates and times will be listed for that incarcerated individuals facility.

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Mail includes, but is not limited to, letters, packages, newspapers, magazines, and certified mail.


Public Visitation:

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

Attorney Visits:

If you have a request for attorney calls/ court schedules please contact Chloe Wargny @ 765-778-2107 ext. 1009 or email

Requests for general in-person legal visits between attorneys and Incarcerated Individuals must be made to the facility where the Incarcerated Individuals is housed. Attorney/Incarcerated Individuals visit requests are being scheduled and will continue as long as it is safe to do so on a facility-by-facility basis. Based on the conditions of each facility, they are subject to being postponed or rescheduled. A reliable alternative to an in-person attorney/Incarcerated Individuals visit is to schedule a confidential phone call. Incarcerated Individuals must have the attorney's phone number added to their approved telephone list. All calls are to be 'collect calls' unless the Incarcerated Individuals utilizes prepaid minutes.

Visiting Guidelines

To ensure the safety of all visitors and guests arriving at our facility, effective immediately the Pendleton Correctional Facility will not permit copies of the following documents for visitation purposes:

  • Authorization for Minors to Visit
  • Birth Certificate (certified copy will be permitted)
  • Approval letter for former offenders or IDOC employees to visit with family members
  • Driver’s License
  • Attorney Bar Card
  • Signed documentation from medical provider for metal detector exemption (must be verified by facility)
  • Failure to provide the original or certified copy will result in denial of the visitation.

    For security purposes, visitors will only be allowed to bring in the following items when entering the Pendleton Correctional Facility Administration Building or Outside Dormitory to visit:

  • Identification
  • Money (not to exceed $30.00 per person)
  • Car keys
  • Visitors with infants and toddlers:

  • 2 bottles of milk, formula, or juice
  • 3 diapers
  • 1 package of wet wipes
  • During inclement weather, visitors may wear a coat/jacket, gloves, and hats.
  • Those visitors who enter the Administration Building with items not listed above will be asked to return the items to their vehicle.  Non-compliance with this order will result in the visitor being denied access to visit.

  • Visitation Schedule
  • IDOC Visitation Policy
  • Visitation Rules
  • 02-01-102 Visitation Regulations (Inside)
  • 02-01-102 Visitation Regulations (Outside Dorm)
  • GTL Offender Kiosks and Tablets
  • Offender Visitation List Additions Policy

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Donations are welcome as part of the Changing Lives Through Literature program. A list of books/DVDs can be found here.
  • Our woodworking crew needs wood donations for various projects.
  • Tutors to teach literacy class for both group and one-on-one lessons.
  • We are looking for someone to oversee a book club.
  • Now accepting paperback book donations.

Community Engagement Coordinator

Courtney Hawkins

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

Thursday November 16th, 2023 at 1pm


The Indiana Department of Correction offers a wide selection of programming, courses, and activities based on both facility and offender need, as well as available resources. Listed below are several current programming opportunities available at the facility. While staff leads some, many are volunteer-driven. If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities, please visit our volunteer page. For more information on these programs and/or a complete listing of the programs the IDOC offers, please visit the IDOC Programs page.

  • A.A./N.A (Alcoholics/Narcotics Anonymous)
  • American Legion
  • Barber Shop
  • Because I Said I Would (B.I.S.I.W.)
  • Changing Lives Through Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • E.V.A (Everyone's Value Acknowledged)
  • ECHO - Communicable/Infectious Disease Education
  • Education (G.E.D. - College)
  • F.O.R.W.A.R.D. (Cat Sanctuary)
  • I.C.A.N (Indiana Canine Assistant Network)
  • Knitting and Crocheting
  • Law Library
  • Navigators
  • P.L.U.S. (Purposeful Living Units Serve)
  • R.W.I. (Recovery While Incarcerated)
  • Re-Entry
  • Religious Service Center (R.S.C.)
  • S.T.E.P. (Shifting Thoughts Establishing Purpose)
  • Shakespeare
  • Thinking for a Change (T4C)
  • Toastmasters
  • True Self

About Pendleton Correctional Facility:

The Pendleton Correctional Facility is a level three maximum security adult male facility located in Pendleton, Indiana. The facility also operates a minimum-security dormitory located adjacent to the main facility. The present-day Pendleton Correctional Facility can trace its origin to the banks of the Ohio River in Jeffersonville, Indiana. The first Indiana State Prison was constructed in Jeffersonville in 1821, and in 1897, was designated as the Indiana Reformatory. In 1918, fire destroyed a substantial portion of the Reformatory and in 1921 the facility was relocated to its current site. Many of the existing buildings are a product of this 1922-1923 construction. Five new housing units were completed in 1985. A new infirmary was completed in September 1988, and cell house renovations were completed in 2002, 2005 and 2009. In 1996, the Department of Correction was permitted to change the names of the facilities to be more representative of their geographical. As a result, the Indiana Reformatory was renamed the Pendleton Correctional Facility.

Pendleton Correctional Facility

Facility Physical Location

Pendleton Correctional Facility
4490 W. Reformatory Rd.
Pendleton, IN 46064

Phone | (765) 778-2107

Send Mail to an Incarcerated Individual

Offender Full Legal Name, DOC #
Pendleton Correctional Facility
4490 W. Reformatory Rd.
Pendleton, IN 46064

Reminder - Address both envelope and letter. All incoming and outgoing mail is opened, examined, and read by designated facility staff.

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