Reception Diagnostic Center – Indiana

Know somebody locked up in Reception Diagnostic Center?  Reception Diagnostic Center is a state correctional institution in the Indiana Department of Correction.  This guide will tell you all about everything one might want to know about Reception Diagnostic Center,like the following:  How to locate an inmate here.  Visiting an inmate here.  The prisons’s phone number and address.  Sending money and mail.  And more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Reception Diagnostic Center
Year Opened: 1971
State: Indiana
County: Hendricks County,
DOC: Indiana Department of Correction
Security Level: Intake
Warden Name: Jim Wynn

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Contact Information

Below you will find the street address and mailing address for Reception Diagnostic Center. Use the mailing address if you are going to send a package or letter to a prisoner there, and make sure to use the physical address if you want to know the location of Reception Diagnostic Center.

Mailing Address

Make sure to read over the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information on this page if you are going to mail a package or letter to an inmate to make sure that you properly address the item, and follow the appropriate protocol for mailing a letter or package. If you don’t use the correct directions, the letter or package could get sent back.

Reception Diagnostic Center
737 Moon Road 
Plainfield IN, 46168

Street Address / Prison Location


Reception Diagnostic Center
737 Moon Road 
Plainfield IN, 46168

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (317) 839-7727
Fax Number:

Map and Directions

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Use this address if you are going to visit an inmate. You should read over the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule headings below if you are going to try to visit an inmate.

Reception Diagnostic Center
737 Moon Road 
Plainfield IN, 46168


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Phone Number

Inmates don’t have phones in their cells, so you won’t get to call prisoners, however, there are some times when it might be helpful to have the telephone number to Reception Diagnostic Center.
(317) 839-7727

State prison inmates are able to call out using various methods:

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

Fax Number

Reception Diagnostic Center prisoners don’t have fax machines, so you won’t be able to send a fax to the inmate, but there are some times when it might be necessary to have the fax machine number to the prison.

Email Address

This is the primary email for Reception Diagnostic Center. You can’t contact prisoners at this email. If you want to find out how to send an email to a prisoner, go to the Inmate Email section below.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To send email to an inmate you must use an exact procedure to ensure that the letter gets to the inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners are not permitted to access the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are important rules that you have to follow when mailing a package or letter to a prisoner. If you don’t then what you sent might be returned to you.

Before you proceed, read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Prison guards open and inspect and read all received general mail. Incoming general correspondence can be read as frequently as is deemed necessary to ensure security and safety or monitor problems confronting any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the format for how you need to address a letter or package to a prisoner at Reception Diagnostic Center:

Reception Diagnostic Center
737 Moon Road 
Plainfield IN, 46168

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Inmate Money

Every state correctional institution has a Commissary which was created to provide a bank-like account for prisoner funds and for purchasing things not provided by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people can send funds to prisoner’s Commissary accounts by sending it by the U.S. Postal Service and Western Union.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can to send inmates funds through the postal service and must send it to the following address and follow the steps shows below:

The money must be in 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 U.S. Postal Service money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be kept for a 15-day hold period, and during this hold period the inmate will not have access to the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will send back any funds that don’t have valid prisoner info provided the envelope it was sent it has a valid return address. Personal checks and cash will not be accepted so do not send any cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

Inmates are often changed to different prison facilities around the state, so sometimes you may have to look up the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click on the link below to find a state prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other Indiana state prisons: Indiana State Prisons

Indiana Department of Correction Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit Reception Diagnostic Center, be sure that you know this info:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Because this is an intake/diagnostic facility, visitation is limited to legal representatives and clergy only and is arranged on a case by case basis.

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every state prison has their own rules for inmate visitation and these rules get changed regularly. The policies below may be changed now, so be sure to also check Reception Diagnostic Center’s site to get the most up to date visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance officer will ensure each visitor signs the prison visitors log before they can enter the visitation area and upon departure.

Identification Required

Photo ID of all visitors will be required. The best forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; although, a state photo ID is acceptable.

For all of the points listed below, go to the actual correctional facility site as this info is changed often:

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

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Prison Records

Info about Reception Diagnostic Center records to be added later.

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 Reception Diagnostic Center death row will be posted ASAP.

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


Information about Indiana parole to be added later.

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.


Details about getting released from Reception Diagnostic Center to be added later.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Details about what life is like at Reception Diagnostic Center 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.


A section on news at Reception Diagnostic Center to be added later.


Reception Diagnostic Center photos will be posted ASAP.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Reception Diagnostic Center
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Reception Diagnostic Center.

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

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Are you looking for a correctional facility job? Have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison facility in your previous job?

If so, click here: Reception Diagnostic Center Jobs

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The official website: Reception Diagnostic Center 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

More information about resources for family members of inmates at Reception Diagnostic Center will be posted ASAP.


A section with the history of Reception Diagnostic Center coming soon.

Such as:

  • Famous Reception Diagnostic Center inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

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


Information About Other Indiana State Prisons: Indiana State Prisons

Reception Diagnostic Center Links

The official website: Reception Diagnostic Center Website
Reception Diagnostic Center 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 Reception Diagnostic Center

Have you ever spent any time at Reception Diagnostic Center? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone at this prison?

If yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Tell us about your experience because others can find out what to expect.

What to write in what you write:

  • Facility conditions
  • Facility layout and facility
  • Guards and staff
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Prisoner safety
  • Prison gangs
  • Programs and activities

If you are currently incarcerated here, post your mailing address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.

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