IN DOC - Reception Diagnostic Center

State Prison

Last Updated: February 27, 2024
737 Moon Rd, Plainfield, IN 46168

RDC is for State Prison offenders sentenced anywhere from one year to life by the State Court in the county where the charges were filed

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If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

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IN DOC - Reception Diagnostic Center basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 317-839-7727

Located at 737 Moon Rd in Plainfield, IN, RDC carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. RDC offers diverse educational and vocational programs aimed at equipping offenders for successful reintegration into society and reducing recidivism. Through these initiatives, inmates gain skills and confidence, fostering personal growth and resilience.

The RDC serves as a crucial maximum-security intake facility for adult males entering the Indiana DOC system. All adult males are initially received, assessed, and classified at RDC before being transferred to long-term facilities. Completed in phases in 1971 and 1993, the facility accommodates more than 600 incarcerated individuals. While no programs are available during intake due to the short duration of stay, each undergoes comprehensive assessments, including physical and mental health evaluations, addiction recovery services, and educational testing, to determine their facility and program placement. Throughout their time at RDC, every individual receives a thorough medical and dental examination, psychological interview, lab work for communicable diseases, and educational testing to assess their needs and readiness for placement within the correctional system.

All adult males are received at RDC, classified and transferred to long-term facilities. This is except; those offenders sentenced to death bypass RDC and go directly to death row at Indiana State Prison and Juvenile offenders sentenced as adults are incarcerated at the Pendleton Juvenile facility until reaching the age of eighteen.

RDC was completed in two phases: the first phase consisted of 204 cells and was completed in 1971. Phase two was completed in 1993, which added 144 additional cells and administrative and operational space. RDC has a capacity/total of 695 offenders.

Inmate Locator

RDC maintains a database of current inmates and their locations within the system. To locate an inmate, begin by using the DOC locator tool, which requires entering the first three letters of the inmate's first and last name, allowing for variations in spelling.

If unable to locate the desired information through free resources, users may opt to use the Arrest Record Search, which requires payment. While this option incurs a small fee, it provides access to the most up-to-date data available.

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Visitation Information

Attorney Visits:

Requests for general in-person legal visits between attorneys and Incarcerated Individuals must be made to the facility where the Incarcerated Individuals is housed. Attorney/Incarcerated Individuals visit requests are being scheduled and will continue as long as it is safe to do so on a facility-by-facility basis. Based on the conditions of each facility, they are subject to being postponed or rescheduled. A reliable alternative to an in-person attorney/Incarcerated Individuals visit is to schedule a confidential phone call. Incarcerated Individuals must have the attorney's phone number added to their approved telephone list. All calls are to be 'collect calls' unless the Incarcerated Individuals utilizes prepaid minutes.

Visiting Guidelines

*Visitation for offenders at the Reception Diagnostic Center (RDC) is limited to legal representatives and clergy only and is arranged on a case-by-case basis. Offenders are not allowed visits from friends and family while at RDC, however they may receive mail correspondence. Mail must be addressed to the offender, with his DOC number included, on the outside of the envelope, and sent to the facility’s address listed in the facility overview section.

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