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IN DOC - Westville Correctional Facility

State Prison

Last Updated: March 05, 2022
Address
5501 S 1100 W, Westville, IN 46391
Beds
3104
County
LaPorte
Phone
219-785-2511
Email
jfschrader@idoc.in.gov

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

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IN DOC - Westville 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: 219-785-2511

The inmates housed at Westville Correctional located at 5501 S 1100 W in Westville, 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 - 1979

Security Level - Medium

Avg Daily Population - 3255

Housing - Dormitories

The campus which is now Westville Correctional Facility began in 1949. Beatty Memorial Hospital, a state-run mental health facility, opened its doors to 135 mentally disabled Hoosiers in February of 1951. The hospital was named in honor of Dr. Norman Beatty, an Indianapolis doctor who had dedicated his career to mental health services. In 1974, a lawsuit filed by Indiana prisoners in US District Court forced the state to reduce overcrowding in its prisons, creating the need for another prison. Governor Otis Bowen and the Indiana legislature then transferred Beatty Memorial Hospital to the Department of Correction. In July of 1979, following renovations and additions, 1200 offenders were transferred to the Westville Correctional Facility. With only 32 segregation cells for a population that had grown to 2600 inmates, a 220-bed Maximum Control Segregation Unit was added in 1989-1991.

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.

  • Recovery While Incarcerated (RWI)
  • Purposeful Living Units Serve
  • Reformative Residential Re-Entry Program
  • Behavioral Health Group Therapy
  • Notre Dame- Restorative Justice
  • Notre Dame/Holy Cross – Westville Educational Initiative
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion)
  • Life Skills
  • Tutoring Program
  • Vocational Classes
    • Logistics
    • Culinary Arts
    • Business Technology
    • Building Maintenance
    • Auto Technology
  • Thinking for a Change
  • Standardized Pre-Release Orientation Program
  • Modified Pre-Release Orientation Program

* An offender may acquire or possess printed matter on any subject. However, the printed matter shall be inspected and may be excluded if the matter is contraband or prohibited property. An offender must receive printed matter mailed directly from the publisher, the distributor, or an accredited institution of higher learning. The printed matter must be new; the facility will not accept used materials, regardless of its’ origin. Softback books only. Hardback books and coloring books will not be allowed. Book companies Amazon and Edward Hamilton will be the only suppliers of newly printed matter allowed into the facility. With prior approval, accredited institutions of higher learning will be held to the same newly printed matter requirements noted previously.

Westville Correctional Facility is located in LaPorte County Indiana. It is a medium security prison that houses over 3,270 inmates. Offenders are encouraged to take vocational courses in horticulture, business technology, automotive repair, culinary arts, and building maintenance. Substance abuse treatment is available for all inmates who require it. Counseling for a variety of issues from pre-release to general life skills is also available. Inmates can receive education courses to obtain a GED while incarcerated.

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IN DOC - Westville 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 - Westville Correctional Facility - Visitation

Visitation Calendar

On regular business days, Medium Security visits run 8:00 AM – 2:45 PM local time. Visitors may sign in between 8:00 AM and 2:00 PM. We will attempt to accommodate visits up to two hours.

On weekends and major holidays only, general population visits run 7:00 AM until 2:45 PM local time. Visitors must sign in between 7:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Visits will last up to one hour only. Major holidays are New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, July Fourth, Labor Day, Thanksgiving (Thursday through Sunday), and Christmas Day.

All general population non-contact visitation will occur on the regular visitation day for the housing unit the offender is assigned to. The non-contact visitation will be conducted via video visit between the main gate and the visiting room. Non-contact visitation is limited to 1 hour.

All WCU visits (non-contact) will be conducted via video visit between the main gate and WCU. Families will no longer need to pre-schedule their visits. Each offender will be responsible for notifying their visitors of their visit eligibility. All visits will be limited to one hour on a first come first serve basis. Video visit kiosks have one seat, additional chairs will not be provided. Visits will be held on Tuesday, Friday, and Sundays only. Registration will be from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm on Tuesday and Friday and from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm on Sundays.

Minimum Security (R Dorm) - Visits are allowed on weekends and State Holidays from 7:00 AM to 2:45 PM local time.

Medium Security (TC, EC, IC, and GSC) - Visitation rotates once every four days based on the offender's assigned area. See Visitation Calendar above.

EC visitation will be divided into two visitation groups D and E on day one, and B and C Dorms on the second day. Offenders housed on N, O, and P dorms and in the A Building will visit on IC days. Offenders housed on 3 through 10 dorms will visit on GSC days.

* All food items purchased in the visiting room will be removed by the visitor from its original container/wrapper and opened by the visitor at the Officers Desk. The food items will be placed on a provided paper plate THERE ARE TO BE NO OFFENDERS PERMITTED IN THE DESIGNATED AREA WHILE THE CONTAINER / WRAPPER ARE BEING REMOVED FROM THE FOOD ITEM. The visitor will then throw the container/wrapper in the trash receptacle prior to the visitor leaving the Officers Desk. The items on the plate must remain in an unobstructed view of the Visiting Room Officer at all times. Once the visitor returns to the seating area, the food item may then be passed to the offender. Offenders and visitors may not share the food item. Any deviation from this procedure and your visit may be canceled, and a restriction may be imposed on your visitation. Your cooperation in this matter is appreciated.

Please remember to always call the facility before coming to visit, for the latest visit updates.

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