IN DOC - Chain O' Lakes Community Re-Entry Center

State Prison

Last Updated: February 21, 2024
3516 E 75 S, Albion, IN 46701

COCRC is for State Prison offenders sentenced anywhere from one year to life by the State Court in the county where the charges were filed

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for Reentry facility.

The phone carrier is Global Tel Link (GTL) - ConnectNetwork, to see their rates and best-calling plans for your inmate to call you.

If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

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You can support your loved ones at COCRC on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 260-636-3114.

Located at 3516 E 75 S in Albion, IN, COCRC carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. COCRC offers diverse educational and vocational programs aimed at equipping offenders for successful reintegration into society and reducing recidivism. Through these initiatives, inmates gain skills and confidence, fostering personal growth and resilience.

The Community Re-Entry Center, nestled within Noble County's Chain O’Lakes State Park, has evolved since its establishment in 1967. Initially comprising one building and housing 54 incarcerated individuals, it has expanded to six buildings with a capacity of 140. The facility offers a diverse range of educational and treatment programs aimed at facilitating the reintegration of each inmate into the community. Moreover, it provides various work crews throughout northeast Indiana, contributing to maintenance tasks at Pokagon State Park and Chain O’Lakes State Park. These crews collaborate closely with local authorities and community organizations on special projects, from flood relief efforts to beautification initiatives like planting and maintaining flowers.

Inmate Locator

COCRC maintains a database of current inmates and their locations within the system. To locate an inmate, begin by using the DOC locator tool, which requires entering the first three letters of the inmate's first and last name, allowing for variations in spelling.

If unable to locate the desired information through free resources, users may opt to use the Arrest Record Search, which requires payment. While this option incurs a small fee, it provides access to the most up-to-date data available.

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Visitation Information

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

** Work Release Residents can visit on either day/hour (Saturday/Sunday). *

Ask The Inmate

Ask a former inmate questions at no charge. The inmate answering has spent considerable time in the federal prison system, state and county jails, and in a prison that was run by the private prison entity CCA. Ask your question or browse previous questions in response to comments or further questions of members of the InmateAid community.