IN DOC - Correctional Industrial Facility

State Prison

Last Updated: July 07, 2021
5124 W Reformatory Rd, Pendleton, IN 46064

Correctional Industrial Facility is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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IN DOC - Correctional Industrial 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: 765-778-8011

The inmates housed at Correctional Industrial Facility located at 5124 W Reformatory Rd in Pendleton, 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 - 1985

Security Level - Medium

Average Daily Population - 1427

Housing - Celled space

The current maximum capacity is 1437 with an average daily population of 1449. CIF is a level 2/3 (medium security) correctional facility housing adult male offenders.

The facility has a (PEN) facilitated brake refurbishing factory in partnership with the industrial company Meritor, which is the facility’s largest employer. The Correctional Industrial Facility has 5 Apprenticeship Programs where offenders are awarded a certificate from the Federal Department of Labor upon completion of their apprenticeship. DOL Certificates are offered in the following areas: PEN Products, Aramark, ICAN, Physical Plant, CIF Facility and Animal Trainer. The facility also offers various other job opportunities such as maintenance, grounds crew, food service, sanitation and barbering to aid offenders’ in the re-entry process.

Offenders are afforded the opportunity to earn their GED through Oakland City University. Oakland City also offers the following vocational programs: Business Technology and Building Maintenance. Also, offenders have the opportunity to participate in facility programs such as PLUS (Purposeful Living Units Serve), which is a faith and character-based program aimed at helping offenders avoid criminal behavior by teaching them to demonstrate 5 core values: honesty, integrity, respect, responsibility, compassion, and tolerance. Recovery While Incarcerated (RWI) program is an 8-12 month intensive treatment program aimed at treating addiction.

The Correctional Industrial Facility has 4 different facility programs dealing with animals. FIDO (Faith+Inmates+Dogs=Opportunity). This is one of the facility apprenticeship programs and employs approximately 36 offenders. Dogs are paired with an offender and taught basic obedience skills then ready for adoption. ICAN (Indiana Canine Assistance Network) is one of the facility apprenticeship programs where inmates train dogs to become service animals to assist the disabled. 9 Lives Cat Program is an adoption program where cats are placed with offender volunteers until they are adopted. The Saving Max program pairs together volunteer inmates with dogs that have been placed in the Anderson Animal shelter due to their owners currently not being able to care for them. When the owners are able to care for them again they are reunited.

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. While some are led by staff, many are volunteer-driven. If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities, please visit our 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.

  • Purposeful Living Units Served (PLUS)
  • Narcotics Anoymous
  • Thinking For A Change
  • FIDO Program (Saving Canines)
  • 9 Lives Program (Saving Felines)
  • Saving Max
  • PEN Products
  • Inside Out Dads
  • RWI
  • Problem Solving for Successful Re-entry
  • Education Programs
    • Literacy
    • Adult Basic Education
    • English as a Second Language
    • TASC
  • U.S. Department of Labor
    • ICAN
    • Physical Plant
    • Office Manager/Admin Services
    • Animal Trainer
    • Education and Training
    • Housekeeper, Commercial, Residential Industrial
    • Sewing Machine Mechanic
    • Machine Operator
    • Assembly Tech
    • Material Coordinator
    • Sanitation
  • Vocational Education
    • Business Technology
    • Building Maintenance

Opened in 1985, the Correctional Industrial Facility is a medium security institution that can house 1,443adult males. The prison is located in Pendleton Indiana, and houses inmates in cells. Inmates at this facility are employed in partnership with a brake refurbishing factory. Inmates can earn credentials from five apprenticeship programs including certification in the following areas: Aramark, ICAN, PEN Products, Animal Trainer, and Physical Plant. Offenders can also work in a variety of support crews doing maintenance, culinary work, sanitation and grounds/landscaping. Inmates can also take academic courses to earn their GED. One of the more unique programs this facility offers is the chance for inmates to be paired with cats and dogs that are awaiting adoption.

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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 - Correctional Industrial Facility - Visitation

No-Contact visits are implemented. No-Contact visitation is the prohibition of hugging and kissing at the beginning and end of the visit, and no hand-holding during the visit.

Visits shall be held Tuesday through Saturday from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm. Food items shall no longer be allowed to be consumed in the visiting room. You may purchase food from the vending machines which the offender you are visiting may take back to their housing unit to consume. Any food item opened in the visiting room shall be confiscated and destroyed, additionally, you may subject to visiting restrictions. CIF shall be utilizing a K9 unit at visitor processing as well as the visiting room. These animals are not to be touched or approached in any manner. Instructions regarding the K9 unit shall be given by the dog’s handler during the search procedure.

Visiting hours for the Correctional Industrial Facility are Tuesday through Saturday from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. There is a (2) hour time limit on visitation. If the visiting room is at capacity the visitation length may be reduced to accommodate all visitors.

Please remember to always contact the facility before coming to visit, for the latest visit updates. Call (765) 778-8011.

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