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IN DOC - Reception Diagnostic Center (Men)

State Prison

Last Updated: November 04, 2022
Address
737 Moon Rd, Plainfield, IN 46168
Beds
674
County
Hendricks
Phone
317-839-7727
Email
lpowers@idoc.in.gov

Reception Diagnostic-Men is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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IN DOC - Reception Diagnostic Center (Men) 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

The inmates housed at Reception Diagnostic-Men located at 737 Moon Rd in Plainfield, 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 - 1971

Security Level - Intake

Avg Daily Population - 453

Housing - Celled Space

The Reception Diagnostic Center (RDC) is a maximum security intake facility for adult males sentenced to the Indiana Department of Correction. All adult males are received at RDC, classified and transferred to long-term facilities. This is with the exception of; 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.

Due to the short duration of time spent at intake, programs are not available to offenders. During the intake process each offender is evaluated through interviews, reports and diagnostic tests. This evaluation forms the basis of the offenders' facility and program assignment.

While at RDC, every offender will receive:

  • Complete medical examination
  • Dental examination
  • Psychological interview
  • Lab work, including taking DNA samples and blood draws (to test for certain communicable diseases)
  • TB testing
  • Education testing (TABE – Test of Adult Basic Education) is also administered to offenders.

For a complete listing of the programs the IDOC offers, please visit the Programs page.

Reception Diagnostic Center is located in Plainfield Indiana. It isa maximum security institution due to the varying custody levels of the inmates who go through this facility for classification. The Reception Diagnostic Center is often the first stop for many inmates, where they will be evaluated and given a physical. The evaluations and interviews done by the staff will decide which correctional facility will best be able to accommodate the inmate's treatment and security needs. Because it is a temporary facility for inmates programs are limited to dental, physical, educational, and psychological examinations, in addition to various lab work like DNA testing. All adult offenders, and some juvenile offenders who were tried as adults are first sent to the Reception Diagnostic Center. The only offenders who get to bypass this first step are those who have been sentenced to death, they will go directly to death row at Indiana State Prison. This facility can house almost 700 offenders.

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IN DOC - Reception Diagnostic Center (Men) 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 aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

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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 - Reception Diagnostic Center (Men) - Visitation

*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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