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IN DOC - Putnamville Correctional Facility

State Prison

Last Updated: October 13, 2022
Address
1946 W US Hwy 40, Greencastle, IN 46135
Beds
2417
County
Putnam
Phone
765-653-8441
Email
alawrence@idoc.in.gov

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

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 State - medium facility.

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IN DOC - Putnamville 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: 765-653-8441

The inmates housed at Putnamville Correctional located at 1946 W US Hwy 40 in Greencastle, 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 - 1914

Security Level - Medium

Avg Daily Population - 1,997

Housing - Dormitories

The Putnamville Correctional Facility, originally known as the Indiana State Farm, was authorized by the General Assembly on March 13, 1913, as a minimum security, a misdemeanant work camp. Construction began in 1914, and on April 12, 1915, the facility began receiving court ordered misdemeanant offenders.

In 1977, the facility was reclassified from minimum to medium security and began receiving convicted felons. Since its inception, the population has expanded from 1,650 to 2,504.

The Putnamville Correctional Facility, originally known as the Indiana State Farm, was authorized by the General Assembly on March 13, 1913, as a minimum security, misdemeanant work camp. Construction began in 1914, and on April 12, 1915, the facility began receiving court-ordered misdemeanant offenders.

In 1977, the facility was reclassified from minimum to medium security and began receiving convicted felons. Since its inception, the population has expanded from 1,650 to 2,504.

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.

  • Thinking For A Change
  • Clean Lifestyle Is Freedom Forever (CLIFF)
  • Inside Out Dads
  • Purposeful Living Unit Serve (PLUS)
  • Equine Management/Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation
  • Prison Greyhounds
  • Substance Abuse/Narcotics Anonymous
  • Academic/Vocational Training
  • Straight from the Horses' Mouth
  • IN2WORK
  • USDOL Apprenticeship Programs
  • Compost/Recycling
  • Hoosier Heritage Wildflower Program
  • Skidz Recycling
  • Shifting Gears
  • Religious Services
  • Park and Patio

Putnamville Correctional Facility is located in Greencastle Indiana. It is a medium security prison that can incarcerateapproximately of 2,500 adult males. Inmates are housed in a dormitory setting. Offenders can work in various Department of Labor apprenticeship programs, including a compost and recycling plant. Inmates can work with dogs in the prison greyhound program. Substance abuse treatment and classes for parenting are just some of the courses inmates should participate in to better their lives.

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IN DOC - Putnamville 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.

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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 - Putnamville Correctional Facility - GEO - Visitation

Visiting Guidelines

Notification to all Visitors: The facility is utilizing non-aggressive canines as part of the entrance shakedown procedures.

Visitation is from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday (no visitation on Mondays). Visitors must arrive at the facility prior to 2:00 p.m. Approved Visitors Only.

Visitors may receive up to a 2-hour visit, with a minimum of 1-hour. The amount of time received will be dictated by daily visiting conditions, i.e., available space, emergency situations, etc.

Visitors shall be searched by staff using the walk-thru metal detector and a hand-held wand. If the visitor does not pass either search successfully, both searches shall be conducted a second time. If the visitor does not pass the second set of searches, then the visitor shall be permitted a non-contact visit, only.

If a visitor does not pass the metal detector and wand search and reports that he/she has a medical condition that may cause the sensors to alarm, the visitor must present medical documentation. If the visitor does not have medical documentation, the visitor shall be permitted a non-contact visit, only.
Permanent or epidermal piercings are not considered to be a medical condition and visitors unable to pass the detectors successfully will be permitted non-contact visits, only.

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