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IN DOC - Chain O' Lakes Correctional Facility

State Prison

Last Updated: June 28, 2019
3516 E 75 S, Albion, IN 46701

Chain O' Lakes Correctional is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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IN DOC - Chain O' Lakes Correctional Facility basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 260-636-3114

The inmates housed at Chain O' Lakes Correctional located at 3516 E 75 S in Albion, IN are placed according to their custody level (determined by a number of factors including the past criminal history and the length of their sentence). There are ample educational and vocational training programs for all inmates, especially ones that show a willingness to learn new things that will prepare them for a better life when they are released. The mission is to promote and prepare the offender to leave in better shape than when they arrived, giving them the best chance to never come back and thus lower the state's recidivism rate.

Established - 1968

Security Level - Minimium

Average Daily Population - 125

Housing - Dormitories

The Chain O’ Lakes Correctional Facility is located in Noble County Inside the Chain O’ Lakes State Park.

The facility was established in 1967 and consisted of one building with a population of 54 offenders. Chain O’ Lakes now consists of six buildings and houses 154 adult male offenders, offering a wide variety of educational and treatment programs to aide each offender with his transition back into the community

The facility also provides a variety of work crews throughout North East Indiana. Work crews help maintain Pokagon State Park as well as Chain O’ Lakes State Park. Crews work closely with the Noble County Surveyors office, Indiana Department of Transportation and the local community on special projects that range from helping bag sand when it floods to planting and maintaining flowers around the community.

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 a number of current programming opportunities available at the facility.

  • Substance Abuse
  • Thinking for a Change
  • PLUS Program
  • Inside Out Dads
  • AA/NA
  • GED
  • First Time Last Time
  • Literacy
  • Adult Basic Education
  • PEN Products
  • Pre Release
  • Anger Management
  • Therapeutic Community
  • Culinary Arts
  • Read with Dad and Me
  • Parenting Workshops
  • Department of Labor Apprentice Programs
  • Integrity Dorm

While some are led by staff, many are volunteer-driven. If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities, please visit their Volunteer page. For more information on these programs and/or a complete listing of the programs the IDOC offers, please visit the IDOC Programs page.

Chain O'Lakes Correctional Facility is located in Albion Indiana part of Noble County. It is a minimum security institution that can house 154 adult male offenders. Selected inmates are allowed to work on crews that help maintain Pokagon State Park and Chain O'Lakes State Park. Inmates can also be selected to work in supervised positions with the Indiana department of transportation and special projects that may arise, like aiding in flood prevention. Inmates are housed in an open dormitory setting, and have access to substance abuse treatment, anger management counseling, and many programs aimed at fatherhood.

Inmate Locator

IN DOC - Chain O' Lakes Correctional Facility is a facility in the Indiana Department of Corrections. The DOC publishes the names of their current inmates and identifies which of their locations the inmate is being held. Your search should start with the first DOC locator to see if your loved one is there. Begin with the first three letters of the offender's first and last name, it does not have to be spelled exactly.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

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Covid Visitation Information

To limit the opportunity of introducing the COVID-19 virus to a prison facility, visitations at this facility have been suspended until further notice. This includes Volunteer Staff.

Attorney Visits:

Requests for general in-person legal visits between attorneys and offenders must be made to the facility where the offender is housed. Attorney/offender visit requests will only be scheduled when safe to do so on a facility-by-facility basis and are subject to being postponed or rescheduled. A reliable alternative to an in-person attorney/offender visit is to schedule a confidential phone call. The offender must have the attorney's phone number added to their approved telephone list. All calls are 'collect' unless the offender utilizes prepaid minutes.

Further Updates on Public Visitation and Attorney Visits:

Please return to this site for updates about restrictions for public and volunteer staff visitation, as well as an extension of the ending date for attorney/offender in-person visitation. Once restrictions are lifted the regular ‘Visiting Guidelines’ listed below will again be in effect.

Visitation Information

IN DOC - Chain O' Lakes Correctional Facility - Visitation

Please remember to always contact the facility before coming to visit, for the latest visit updates call (260) 636-3114.

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.

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