Indiana State Prison

Do you know somebody locked up at Indiana State Prison?  Indiana State Prison is a prison in the state prison system in Indiana.  This site tells you about everything related to Indiana State Prison,like the following:  Find an inmate at Indiana State Prison.  Visitation information.  The address and phone number.  Sending money and mail.  And lots more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Indiana State Prison
Year Opened: 1860
State: Indiana
County: LaPorte County
DOC: Indiana Department of Correction
Security Level: Minimum, Maximum
Warden Name: Bill Wilson

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Contact Information

Here you will find the mailing address and street address for Indiana State Prison. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a letter or package to an inmate at Indiana State Prison, and use the street address if you want to know the physical location of Indiana State Prison.

Mailing Address

Make sure to read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section on this page before you send a package or letter to a prisoner to learn how to properly address it, and do the correct protocol for mailing a package or letter. If you do not use the correct protocol, it might not get to the inmate.

INMATE NAME & INMATE ID
Indiana State Prison
1 Park Row 
Michigan City IN, 46360

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Indiana State Prison
1 Park Row  
Michigan City IN, 46360

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (219) 874-7258
Fax:

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Use this address if you are visiting a prisoner. Make sure to check the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule information below if you are going to try to visit a prisoner.

Indiana State Prison
1 Park Row  
Michigan City IN, 46360

Directions

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Phone Number

Indiana State Prison prisoners don’t have telephones, so you can’t call the inmate, but, there are times when it may be necessary to know the telephone number to Indiana State Prison.
(219) 874-7258

Prisoners can sometimes make calls using:

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

Fax Number

Inmates don’t have fax machines, so you won’t get to fax a letter to inmates, but there are times when it may be useful to have the fax number to Indiana State Prison.

Email Address

This email address is the general email for Indiana State Prison. You cannot contact inmates at this address. If you need to send an email to an inmate, go to the Inmate Email heading below.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To send an email message to an inmate at Indiana State Prison you must follow an exact procedure to make sure that the letter is received by the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

Inmates can’t access the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain steps that you have to follow when sending a letter or package to a prisoner. If you don’t follow these rules then the mail might not get delivered.

Before you send anything, be sure to read the information below:

Mail Monitoring

Indiana State Prison guards do open and read all received general postal correspondence. Incoming general mail and packages can be read as frequently as is necessary to ensure safety and security or monitor a particular problem regarding any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the proper format for how you have to address a package or letter to a state prisoner at Indiana State Prison:

INMATE NAME & INMATE ID
Indiana State Prison
1 Park Row 
Michigan City IN, 46360

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Inmate Money

Each prison has a Commissary which serves to provide a bank-like account for inmate funds and for buying items not issued to inmates by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone may add money into these accounts using Western Union or by mail.

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

The deposit have to 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. It is best if you use a post office money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be held for a 15-day holding period, and during this hold period the inmate will not get the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will send back money orders that don’t have valid prisoner information if the envelope you sent it in has an adequate return address. Cash and personal checks will not be accepted for deposit so don’t send any checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

Inmates are often moved to various prisons around the state, so you may have to locate where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Click on the link here to locate an Indiana prison inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other Indiana state prisons: Indiana State Prisons

Indiana Department of Correction Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit Indiana State Prison, make sure you know the following information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Prison Visitation Procedures

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every state prison has its own rules for prison visitation and they get changed frequently. The procedures listed below might be out of date by the time you are reading this, so you should also go to Indiana State Prison’s site to get the latest visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard will make sure each visitor signs the prison visitors log before they enter the prison and also when they leave.

Identification Required

Picture identification of visitors is required. Appropriate forms of identification are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state photo ID is acceptable.

For all of the things listed below, check the official correctional facility site because this info changes all the time:

  • 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

Information about Indiana State Prison prison records coming soon.

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

More information about Indiana State Prison 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 procedures will be posted ASAP.

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 Indiana State Prison coming soon.

Inmate Programs

Programs for Inmates at Indiana State Prison

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Prison Life

Info about prison life at Indiana State Prison coming soon.

  • 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

A Indiana State Prison news section will be posted ASAP.

Photos

A photo section to be added later.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Indiana State Prison
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Indiana State Prison.

If you have any photos of Indiana State Prison that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Looking for a job at a correctional facility? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison facility in the past?

If so, click here: Indiana State Prison Jobs

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Website

The official website: Indiana State Prison 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

Info about resources for family members of inmates at Indiana State Prison will be posted ASAP.

History

A Indiana State Prison history section will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Famous Indiana State Prison 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

Indiana State Prison Links

The official website: Indiana State Prison Website
Indiana State Prison Jobs

Programs for Inmates at Indiana State Prison
Inmate Visitation Procedures

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 Indiana State Prison

Have you ever been a prisoner in Indiana State Prison? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?

If you have, then please leave a comment below about it. Write down your prison experience so other people can learn what to expect.

Things you could include in your review:

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

If you are an inmate here, post your address if you want to receive letters from people.


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