IN DOC - Westville Correctional Facility

State Prison

Last Updated: February 22, 2024
5501 S 1100 W, Westville, IN 46391

Westville CF 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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You can support your loved ones at Westville CF on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 219-785-2511.

Located at 5501 S 1100 W in Westville, IN, Westville CF carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Westville CF 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 origins of Westville CF trace back to the establishment of Beatty Memorial Hospital, a mental health facility, in 1951. Named after Dr. Norman Beatty, an advocate for mental health services, the hospital served the community until 1974 when a lawsuit prompted the state to convert it into a prison due to prison overcrowding. Under Governor Otis Bowen's leadership, the facility underwent renovations and expansions, eventually reopening as Westville Correctional Facility in July 1979. In 1991, a Maximum Control Complex was added, expanding the capacity to over 3,400 incarcerated individuals. The facility prioritizes community service and re-entry programs, fostering partnerships with organizations like Gold Standard Truss for vocational training and the Moreau College Initiative in collaboration with the University of Notre Dame and Holy Cross College to provide educational opportunities for inmates.

Inmate Locator

Westville CF 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 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

* 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 INCARCERATED INDIVIDUALS PERMITED 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 always remain in the unobstructed view of the Visiting Room Officer. Once the visitor returns to the seating area, the food item may then be passed to the Incarcerated Individuals. Incarcerated Individuals and visitors may not share the food item. Any deviation from this procedure and your visit may be cancelled, and a restriction may be imposed on your visitation. Your cooperation in this matter is appreciated.

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