IN DOC - Indiana Women's Prison

State Prison

Last Updated: June 07, 2022
2596 Girl's School Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46214

Indiana Women's Prison is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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IN DOC - Indiana Women's Prison basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 317-244-3387

The inmates housed at Indiana Women's Prison located at 2596 Girl's School Rd in Indianapolis, 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 - 1982
Security Level - Medium
Average Daily Population – 1511
Housing – Celled space

The Indiana Women’s Prison is a maximum security facility which has the distinction of being the oldest and first adult facility for females in the United States. The facility was established on fifteen acres, 1.6 miles from downtown Indianapolis in 1869; the first seventeen offenders arrived in 1873. Until November 21, 2009, the Indiana Women’s Prison continued to operate at its original site for 136 years. Indiana Women’s Prison moved from the Randolph Street location to the current site at 2596 North Girls’ School Road, the former location of the Indianapolis Juvenile Correctional Facility which was named Indiana Girl’s School until 1996.

The Indiana Women’s Prison is unique in many ways. It is a maximum security facility which until November 2009 was located entirely within an urban residential neighborhood. The facility houses all the special populations of female offenders in the state. The pregnant, sick, mentally ill, youthful, elderly, and high-profile female offenders are all housed at the Indiana Women’s Prison. The challenges of managing such a diverse population are many and the methods of treatment and rehabilitation for each population of offenders are customized to meet the needs of that specific population.

The life of this facility is to prepare our ladies to re-enter the community with more skills and confidence than when they arrived here.

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.

  • Wee Ones Nursery
  • The Last Mile
  • USDOL Apprenticeship
  • Prenatal Education
  • Parenting Education
  • Vocational Training
  • Substance Abuse
  • Family Preservation Summer Camp
  • Children Center Visitation
  • Thinking for a Change
  • PLUS
  • Anger Management
  • Healing from Domestic Abuse
  • ICAN
  • Sheltered Workshop
  • Community Outreach
  • IN2Work
  • Mental Health Program
  • Oakland City University: Cosmetology, Culinary, Business Technology

Indiana Women's Prison is located in Indianapolis Indiana. It is a maximum security women's facility that houses around 608 offenders. Opened in 1873 in a different locationthis is the oldest women's facility in the United States. This facility is responsible for the entire population of female offenders who require special management, this includes pregnant, sick, mentally ill, geriatric, youthful, and high profile inmates. Because of the variety of female inmates houses here, it is a challenge for the institution to have enough programs to meet the needs of everyone. Ultimately, this prison does a fine job in educating and providing it's population with the care and skills needed for eventual re-integration with society.

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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 - Indiana Women's Prison - Visitation

Please review the below visiting guidelines and policies before scheduling your visit to Indiana Women's Prison. For the most up-to-date information contact the facility at 317-244-3387


Monday: 6:30a.m.- 11:00a.m. (APPROVED ADULTS ONLY)
11:30a.m.- 5:30p.m. (All Approved Visitors)
Wednesday: 6:30a.m.- 5:30p.m. (All Approved Visitors)
Thursday: 6:30a.m.- 5:30p.m. (APPROVED ADULTS ONLY)
Friday: 6:30a.m.- 5:30p.m. (All Approved Visitors)
Saturday: 6:30a.m.- 5:30p.m. (All Approved Visitors)
Sunday: 6:30a.m.- 12:00p.m. (APPROVED ADULTS ONLY)
12:00p.m.- 5:30p.m. (All Approved Visitors)

Visitors shall not be permitted to possess or carry the following items into the visiting area: Firearms, weapons, knives, ammunition, narcotics, medication (unless the medication is life-saving or life-sustaining, such as nitroglycerin pills, oxygen bottles, bee sting kits, inhalers, etc), controlled substances, alcoholic beverages, marijuana, tobacco and tobacco related items, cameras, video and audio recording equipment and electronic devices, including, but not limited to: cameras, cellular telephones, pagers, blackberries, radios, tape recorders, etc. Visitors may not carry anything into the visiting area except one (1) clear, plastic baby bottle and/or pacifier and one (1) diaper. If life-saving or life-sustaining medication is brought to the facility, the visitor must advise the staff at the visiting desk that they are carrying such medications.

Each adult visitor shall be permitted to bring up to $ 20.00 (coins only) into the visiting area to be used to purchase items from vending machines. Visitors shall not give any money to an offender. Giving money to an offender shall be considered trafficking and shall cause the visit to be stopped and the visitor restricted from visiting the offender in the future.

Visitors shall be asked whether they are or have been committed to the Department of Correction. Visitors who are on parole, probation or under the supervision of a court shall not be permitted to visit an offender without the prior approval of the Superintendent of the facility and the supervising Parole Agent, Probation Officer, or Court Officer. If approval is granted, the ex-offender must present the approval letter each time they request a visit.

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