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Plainfield 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:

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

Visitation for Plainfield Correctional Facility will be as follows:

A. Visits are one (1) hour in duration

B. There will be no visits on Tuesdays.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • We are actively recruiting volunteers to mentor students participating in The Last Mile. The Last Mile is a non-profit organization that was founded at San Quentin State Prison in 2010. It is a full-stack computer coding boot camp, the first of its kind, which operates inside US prisons. The core belief of The Last
    Mile is that having a job is the key to successful re-entry and breaking the cycle of incarceration. Therefore, the program provides computer coding training to prepare students for release into today’s high-tech environment. You can view the volunteer brochure here
    or watch the volunteer recruitment video here.
  • The Purposeful Living Units Serve (PLUS) program is a faith and character-based community that encourages Incarcerated Individuals to choose alternatives to criminal thinking and behavior by providing a focus on spiritual and character development, life-skills training community service, and intentional preparation
    for living as law-abiding citizens. We are looking for volunteers to mentor participants and facilitate classes.
  • Knit Wits: Making hats and scarves for donation.
  • Anger: Teaches how to recognize triggers of anger.
  • Employment Skills: Interviewing skills, application explanation, mock interviews, etc.
  • What Got Me Here: Journey that helps implement change.
  • Effective Fathering: Teaches how to be a positive role model while incarcerated. Teaches how to reach out to family and children. Art Class: This is self-explanatory and is taught with Knit Wits.
  • Purpose Driven Life 2: Based on the book.
  • Financial Planning: Teaches the basics of financial matters.
  • Please Understand Me: Teaches personality types and helps you recognize your basic core characteristics.
  • Suicide and Hospice Instruction: Teaches what to do during hospice and suicide duties.
  • Volunteers are needed for the Alternatives to Violence Project. This program teaches participates about productive alternatives to violence. Details about the program are below.
  • Volunteers are needed for the facility Chess Club. It meets on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:10pm-8:50pm.
  • Volunteers are needed for the arts and crafts group that meets on Wednesdays during the following times - 8:45am-10:45am, 12:45am-3:10pm, 6:10pm-8:50pm. The program offers drawing and painting for the participants.
  • Volunteers are needed for the Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous programs. Volunteers provide unbiased support to individuals struggling with addiction.
  • The Purposeful Living Units Serve (PLUS) program is a faith and character-based community that encourages offenders to choose alternatives to criminal thinking and behavior by providing a focus on spiritual and character development, life-skills training community service, and intentional preparation for living as law-abiding citizens.
  • Volunteers are needed for the following faiths: Moorish Science Temple of America and Asatru.
  • Volunteers are needed to teach the following classes/topics:
    • Knitting
    • Agreement
    • Employment skills
    • What Got Me Here
    • Effective Fathering
    • Purpose Driven Life
    • Financial Planning
    • Please Understand Me
    • Suicide Prevention and Hospice Instruction

Community Engagement Coordinator

DaJuana Cross

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

Community Advisory Board Meetings begin at 2 p.m. 
These meetings consist of community advisory board members (CAB). A list of members can be found HERE


The Indiana Department of Correction offers a wide selection of programming, courses, and activities based on both facility and Incarcerated Individuals 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.

  • Thinking For A Change
  • Purposeful Living Units Serve (PLUS)
  • Inside Out Dads
  • Substance Abuse
  • AA / NA
  • GED
  • Literacy
  • GRIP
  • Business Tech
  • Building Trades
  • Welding
  • Grief Counseling
  • Anger Management
  • Marriage PREP
  • U.S. Department of Labor
    • Barbershop
    • Landscaping
    • Recycling
    • Housekeeping
    • Indiana Correctional Industry Products Warehouse (ICI)
    • Indiana Correctional Industry Laundry (ICI)

  • About Plainfield Correctional Facility:

    Established in 1964 as the Indiana Youth Center, the Plainfield Correctional Facility now has a capacity to hold more than 1,600 incarcerated individuals in dormitory housing. This facility is a medium security facility which offers resources and treatment geared toward mental health and substance use, along with multiple educational opportunities. The goal is that through treatment and rehabilitation geared toward everyone, the facility will help prepare incarcerated men to re-enter their community with more skills and confidence than when they arrived.

    Plainfield Correctional Facility

    Facility Physical Location

    Plainfield Correctional Facility
    727 Moon Road
    Plainfield, IN 46168

    Phone | (317) 839-2513

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    Offender Full Legal Name, DOC #
    Plainfield Correctional Facility
    727 Moon Road
    Plainfield, IN 46168

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

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