IN DOC - Pendleton Correctional Facility

State Prison

Last Updated: April 22, 2023
4490 W Reformatory Rd, Pendleton, IN 46064-9001

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

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IN DOC - Pendleton 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: 765-778-2107

The inmates housed at Pendleton Correctional located at 4490 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 - 1923

Security Level - Maximum, Minimum

Avg Daily Population - 1,745

Housing - Dormitory, Celled-Space

The Pendleton Correctional Facility is a level three maximum security adult male facility located in Pendleton, Indiana, on State Road 67 approximately 25 miles northeast of Indianapolis. The facility property consists of approximately 500 acres, 33 acres of which are located within the perimeter of a 30-foot wall. The facility also operates a minimum-security dormitory located adjacent to the main facility.

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.

  • Inside Out Dads
  • ACT Program
  • Anger Management
  • Apprenticeship Program
  • Criminal Thinking
  • Inside/Out Dad
  • IPOP
  • PLUS
  • PREP
  • Stress Management
  • Thinking for a Change
  • American Legion
  • Kairos
  • U.S. Department of Labor
    • Aramark
    • Housekeeping
    • Maintenance
    • Recovery Operator
  • Education
    • GED
    • Literacy
    • Tutoring
  • ICAN
  • Bridges to Life
  • Mentoring
  • Substance Abuse
  • Religious Services
  • Auto Body
  • Print ShopToastmasters
  • Navigators
  • FORWARD Cat Sanctuary

Pendleton Correctional Facility is located in Madison County Indiana. It is a maximum security prison that can house approximately 1,800 adult males. Surrounded by 500 acres, and a 30 foot security wall that covers the 33 acres of buildings and yards the maximum security institution ensures the offenders stay incarcerated. The prison also operates a minimum security unit that is placed outside the main facility. The minimum unit offers logistical support to the maximum institution. Depending on the security needs of the inmate they may be held in isolated cells, shared cells, or a dormitory setting. Offenders can participate in educational courses that teach them to read and allow them to earn a GED. Inmates can receive substance abuse treatment, parenting classes, stress and anger management courses, and can even learn vocational skills in auto body repair and printing. The department of labor offers a program for inmates incarcerated at Pendleton Correctional Facility allowing them to obtain jobs in housekeeping, recycling maintenance, and for Aramark.

Inmate Locator

IN DOC - Pendleton 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 and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

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Visitation Information

IN DOC - Pendleton Correctional Facility - Visitation

Dorm 1
Tuesday 6:30 pm-8:30 pm (2hour visit) and Saturday 7:30am-10am (2 hour visits) 12:30-3pm (1 hour visits)

Dorm 2
Thursday 6:30pm-8:30 pm (2 hour visit) and Sunday 7:30am-10am (2 hour visits) 12:30-3pm (1 hour visits)

For security purposes, effective December 1, 2018 visitors will only be allowed to bring in the following items when entering the Pendleton Correctional Facility Administration Building or Outside Dormitory to visit:

Money (not to exceed $30.00 per person)
Car keys

Visitors with infants and toddlers:

2 bottles with milk, formula or juice
3 diapers
1 package of wet wipes

During inclement weather, visits may wear a coat/jacket, gloves, and hats

Those visitors who enter the Administration Building with items not listed above will be asked to return the items to their vehicle. Non-compliance with this order will result in the visitor being denied access to visit.

Visiting Guidelines

Attorneys must schedule visits by 3:00 pm the day prior to the requested day of visitation.

Visitation Lists

  • Offender Visitation List Additions Policy
  • Offenders with their last name beginning with the letters “A” through “M” will be allowed to change their visitation lists October 1st through March 31st.
  • Offenders with their last name beginning with the letters “N” through “Z” will be allowed to change their visitation lists April 1st through September 30th.

Facility Directions

The Pendleton Correctional Facility is located approximately 30 miles northeast of downtown Indianapolis off of State Road 67 in Pendleton, Indiana at 4490 West Reformatory Road, You may click the link below to access a map (via Google Maps) of the Pendleton Correctional Facility.

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