Chain O’Lakes Correctional Facility – Indiana

Know someone incarcerated at Chain O’Lakes Correctional Facility?  Chain O’Lakes Correctional Facility is a state correctional institution in the Indiana state prison system, which is part of the Indiana Department of Correction.  This page gives you information about everything you might want to know about Chain O’Lakes Correctional Facility,such as:  How to locate an inmate.  Visitation policies and procedures.  The prisons’s phone number and address.  How to send mail and money to an inmate.  And much, much more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Chain O’Lakes Correctional Facility
Year Opened: 1968
State: Indiana
County: Noble
DOC: Indiana Department of Correction
Security Level: Minimum
Warden Name: Kathy Griffin

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Contact Information

In this section you have the mailing address and street address for Chain O’Lakes Correctional Facility. Use the mailing address if you are going to send a package or letter to a prisoner at Chain O’Lakes Correctional Facility, and make sure to use the physical address if you want to know the location of Chain O’Lakes Correctional Facility.

Mailing Address

Be sure to check the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section below before you send a letter or package to a prisoner so that you properly write the address, and use the appropriate protocol for sending a letter or package. If you do not follow the correct protocol, the letter or package might get sent back.

INMATE NAME AND INMATE ID
Chain O’Lakes Correctional Facility
3516 E 75 South 
Albion IN, 46701

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Chain O’Lakes Correctional Facility
3516 E 75 South 
Albion IN, 46701

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (260) 636-3114
Fax:

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Use this address if you plan to visit a prisoner. Make sure to read over the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures headings on this page before you go to visit someone in prison at Chain O’Lakes Correctional Facility.

Chain O’Lakes Correctional Facility
3516 E 75 South 
Albion IN, 46701

Directions

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Phone Number

Chain O’Lakes Correctional Facility prisoners can’t take phone calls, so you won’t get to call the inmate, however, there are cases when it might be helpful to have the telephone number to the prison.
(260) 636-3114

Chain O’Lakes Correctional Facility inmates are able to make calls using various methods:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

Inmates don’t have access to fax machines, so you won’t get to fax a letter to an inmate, but there are cases when it is useful to know the fax number to the prison.

Email Address

The email address below is the main email address for the prison. You can’t email individuals using this email address. If you want to find out how to email a prisoner, check out the Inmate Email heading on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

In order to send email to a prisoner at Chain O’Lakes Correctional Facility you must follow an specific procedure to make sure that the letter gets to your inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

State prisoners are not allowed to access the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain protocols that you have to follow when mailing a package or letter to a inmate. If you don’t then letter or package might not get delivered.

before you send a letter or package, make sure to read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Prison employees will open and inspect and read all received general mail. Incoming general postal correspondence may be read as frequently as necessary to maintain security or monitor any problems regarding a certain inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Shown here is the proper format for how you need to address mail to a state prisoner at Chain O’Lakes Correctional Facility:

INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
Chain O’Lakes Correctional Facility
3516 E 75 South 
Albion IN, 46701

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Inmate Money

Every prison has a Commissary that serves to provide a bank account for prisoner funds and for buying items not issued by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources can add funds to these accounts by sending it by Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can to send inmates money through postal mail and must send it to the address below and do so in accordance with the steps given below:

The money must be in the form of a money order that is made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You are advised to use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be held for a 15-day hold period, in which the inmate will not get the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will send back funds that don’t have valid prisoner information if the envelope has a return address. Checks and cash won’t be accepted so do not send any cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

State prisoners are frequently transported to different prison facilities throughout Indiana, so sometimes you may have to locate the current location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to find an state prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other Indiana state prisons: Indiana State Prisons

Indiana Department of Correction Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you go to visit an inmate at Chain O’Lakes Correctional Facility, you must be aware of the following:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Friday: North Dorm 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Saturday: East Dorm 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
South Dorm 12:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Sunday: North Dorm 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
East Dorm 12:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Monday: South Dorm 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every prison has their own policies for visitation and these rules change often. The information listed below may be out of date by the time you are reading this, so be sure to also check Chain O’Lakes Correctional Facility’s site to read the latest visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation officer will ensure every visitor signs the inmate visitors log when they enter the correctional facility and upon departure.

Identification Required

Picture ID of all visitors is required. The best forms of id are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state issued photo I.D. is OK.

For everything listed below, check the actual prison facility website as this information changes frequently:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

Section about Chain O’Lakes Correctional Facility prison records coming.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

Section about Chain O’Lakes Correctional Facility death row to be added later.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Parole

More information about Indiana parole process coming soon.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Release

Details about release procedures for Chain O’Lakes Correctional Facility to be added later.

Inmate Programs

Inside Out Dads
Substance Abuse
Thinking for a Change
Purdue Master Gardener
Anger Management
Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University
All Pro Dad’s

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Prison Life

Information about what life is like at Chain O’Lakes Correctional Facility to be added later.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

News

Chain O’Lakes Correctional Facility news coming soon.

Photos

A section with photos of Chain O’Lakes Correctional Facility to be added later.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Chain O’Lakes Correctional Facility
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Chain O’Lakes Correctional Facility.

If you have any photos of Chain O’Lakes Correctional Facility that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Trying to find a prison job? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison in your previous job?

If so, go to: Chain O’Lakes Correctional Facility Jobs

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Website

The official website: Chain O’Lakes Correctional Facility Website

Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • The right to protection from the accused.
  • The right to notification.
  • The right to attend proceedings.
  • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • The right to restitution.
  • The right to a speedy trial.
  • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • Spouses and children of all victims.
  • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
  • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
  • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

Victim Notification

The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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Family Resources

Section about family resources will be posted ASAP.

History

Chain O’Lakes Correctional Facility history coming soon.

Such as:

  • Famous Chain O’Lakes Correctional Facility inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Links

Information About Other Indiana State Prisons: Indiana State Prisons

Chain O’Lakes Correctional Facility Links

The official website: Chain O’Lakes Correctional Facility Website
Chain O’Lakes Correctional Facility Jobs

Indiana Department of Correction Links

Indiana Department of Correction Main Website
Indiana Department of Correction Prison Directory
Indiana Department of Correction Prison Map
Indiana Department of Correction Prison Jobs
Indiana Department of Correction Prison Inmate Search
Indiana Department of Correction Most Wanted

Indiana Department of Correction Victim Services
Indiana Department of Correction Visitation Policies
Sending Money to a Indiana State Prison Inmate
JPay Services for Indiana State Prison Inmates
Sending Mail to Indiana State Prison Inmates
Sending Packages to Indiana State Prison Inmates
Indiana State Prison Inmate Phone Calls

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Chain O’Lakes Correctional Facility

Have you ever been a prisoner at Chain O’Lakes Correctional Facility? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Chain O’Lakes Correctional Facility?

If yes, then you should tell us about it. Tell us about your experience so others can find out what to expect.

Things you can write in what you write:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison facility and layout
  • Prison staff and Guards
  • Prison food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gang activity
  • Prisoner programs and activities

If you are an inmate at this prison, include your address if you want to receive letters from people.


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