Out of the 20 correctional facilities operated in Indiana, the Indiana Department of Corrections lists four as maximum security: Wabash Valley Correctional Facility, Indiana State Prison, Indiana Women’s Prison and Pendleton Correctional Facility. These Level 4 facilities have very restrictive security, and all inmates are housed in individual cells.
The Indiana Department of Corrections classifies eight of its facilities as medium security:
- Heritage Trail Correctional Facility
- Branchville Correctional Facility
- Correctional Industrial Facility
- New Castle Correctional Facility
- Plainfield Correctional Facility
- Putnamville Correctional Facility
- Rockville Women’s Correctional Facility
- Miami Correctional Facility
The New Castle Correctional Facility, while owned by the State of Indiana, is run by the privately held corporation The Geo Group, Inc. According to geogroup.com, they provide care, custody and control of Level 2 and 3 offenders for the Indiana Department of Corrections.
The Indiana Department of Corrections names the following facilities as minimum security:
- Chain O’Lakes Correctional Facility
- Edinburgh Correctional Facility
- Henryville Correctional Facility
- Indianapolis Re-Entry Educational Facility
- Madison Women’s Correctional Facility
- South Bend Community Re-Entry Center
- Reception and Diagnostic Center
Some of these facilities offer work release programs and one is an intake facility to evaluate and place new inmates. On its website, the Indiana Department of Corrections indicates it uses committing offense, length of sentence and prior criminal history to determine where an inmate is placed for incarceration.