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Westville 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

* All food items purchased in the visiting room will be removed by the visitor from its original container/wrapper and opened by the visitor at the Officers Desk. The food items will be placed on a provided paper plate THERE ARE TO BE NO INCARCERATED INDIVIDUALS PERMITED IN THE DESIGNATED AREA WHILE THE CONTAINER / WRAPPER ARE BEING REMOVED FROM THE FOOD ITEM. The visitor will then throw the container / wrapper in the trash receptacle prior to the visitor leaving the Officers Desk. The items on the plate must always remain in the unobstructed view of the Visiting Room Officer.  Once the visitor returns to the seating area, the food item may then be passed to the Incarcerated Individuals. Incarcerated Individuals and visitors may not share the food item. Any deviation from this procedure and your visit may be cancelled, and a restriction may be imposed on your visitation. Your cooperation in this matter is appreciated.

Volunteer Opportunities

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 to facilitate classes.

Community Engagement Coordinator

Rod Kitchen

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 are TBA 
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 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.
For more information on these programs and/or a complete listing of the programs the IDOC offers, please visit the IDOC Programs page.

The facility has partnerships with Gold Standard Truss, with a truss manufacturing facility on grounds, and with the University of Notre Dame and Holy Cross College to offer the Moreau College Initiative

  • Recovery While Incarcerated (RWI)
  • Purposeful Living Units Serve
  • Reformative Residential Re-Entry Program
  • Behavioral Health Group Therapy
  • Notre Dame- Restorative Justice
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion)
  • Life Skills
  • Tutoring Program
  • Vocational Classes
    • Logistics
    • Culinary Arts
    • Business Technology
    • Building Maintenance
    • Auto Technology
  • Thinking for a Change
  • Standardized Pre-Release Orientation Program
  • Modified Pre-Release Orientation Program

About Westville Correctional Facility:

The campus that is now Westville Correctional Facility was originally Beatty Memorial Hospital, a state-run mental health facility, which opened its doors in February of 1951. The hospital was named in honor of Dr. Norman Beatty, an Indianapolis doctor who had dedicated his career to mental health services. In 1974, a lawsuit filed in the US District Court forced the state to reduce overcrowding in its prisons, creating the need for another prison. Governor Otis Bowen and the Indiana legislature transferred Beatty Memorial Hospital to the Department of Correction. In July of 1979, following renovations and additions, Westville Correctional Facility was opened. In 1991, a 220-bed Maximum Control Complex was added. The facility now has a capacity for more than 3,400 incarcerated individuals, and offers multiple programs focused on community service and re-entry. The facility has partnerships with Gold Standard Truss, with a truss manufacturing facility on grounds, and with the University of Notre Dame and Holy Cross College to offer the Moreau College Initiative

Westville Correctional Facility

Facility Physical Location

Westville Correctional Facility
5501 S 1100 W
Westville, IN 46391

Phone | (219) 785-2511

Send Mail to an Incarcerated Individual

Offender Full Legal Name, DOC #
Westville Correctional Facility
5501 S 1100 W
Westville, IN 46391

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

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