IN DOC - Wabash Valley Correctional Facility

State Prison

Last Updated: February 22, 2024
6908 S Old US Hwy 41, Carlisle, IN 47838
Mailing Address
PO Box 1111, Carlisle, IN 47838

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

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 - maximum facility.

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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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You can support your loved ones at WVCF on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 812-398-5050.

Located at 6908 S Old US Hwy 41 in Carlisle, IN, WVCF carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. WVCF 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.

When someone you care about ends up in a state prison, it can be tough to navigate the ins and outs of the system. From figuring out how to stay in touch to understanding what you can do to make their time easier, it can feel overwhelming. That's where this webpage comes in handy. It's here to help you get the lowdown on IN DOC - Wabash Valley Correctional Facility so you can stay connected and support your loved one during their time inside.

While incarcerated, reading is often the best use of time. Please note that books and magazines, puzzles, and word searches ordered for inmates must come directly from the publisher. This policy ensures that the items are new, untampered, and comply with the facility's regulations. Prisons and jails enforce this rule to prevent the introduction of contraband or prohibited materials. By restricting orders to publishers, the facility can better maintain security and control over the content entering the institution. Any books or magazines not received directly from the publisher will be rejected and not delivered to the inmate.

Wabash Valley CF, situated north of Carlisle in Sullivan County, is a hybrid maximum/minimum security institution completed in 1997, boasting a total capacity exceeding 2,200 inmates. This facility offers both minimum and maximum security accommodations and hosts various programs tailored to meet the diverse needs of its incarcerated population, including the Special Needs Acclimation Program (SNAP). Committed to fostering growth among its inmates while prioritizing public safety, Wabash Valley's staff have implemented numerous beneficial initiatives. Additionally, the facility actively engages with the surrounding community, extending support to local food pantries, schools, and other community organizations as part of its broader commitment to societal well-being.

The Correctional Facility with various housing units catering to different offender needs and statuses. The minimum-security section features dormitory-style housing for up to 198 offenders, while the maximum-security portion includes three housing units with two-man cells, along with specialized units like the Special Needs Acclimation Program (SNAP) and a pre-hearing restricted status unit. The facility's perimeter is fortified with two fences, including an electrified "stun fence," and is equipped with security towers and motor patrols to ensure safety and surveillance. Inside, offenders engage in various productive activities, including Prison Enterprises Network projects and educational programs coordinated with Oakland City University. Additionally, the facility emphasizes community engagement through volunteer-driven initiatives like the Fatherhood Program and Purposeful Living Units Serve (PLUS), which focus on character development and spiritual growth. Notably, the facility operates an extensive recycling program and offers a plethora of programming opportunities for offenders, ranging from education and vocational training to substance abuse treatment and re-entry programs, all aimed at fostering rehabilitation and preparing individuals for successful reintegration into society upon release.

Inmate Locator

WVCF 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

Public Visitation:

Please refer to the IDOC visitation page to find the most current information regarding visits.

Attorney Visits:

Requests for general in-person legal visits between attorneys and Incarcerated Individuals must be made to the facility where the offender is housed. Attorney/offender 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.

*Starla Perkinson is the point of contact for legal scheduling purposes at WVCF. Her contact number is (812) 398-5050, Extension 4109. In the event she does not answer, or calls you back within 24 hours, contact Mike Ellis at Extension 4198.

Visiting Guidelines

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