How to Connect With an Indiana State Prison Inmate Fast

Connect With an Inmate How to Connect With an Indiana State Prison Inmate Fast

How to Connect With an Inmate at Indiana State Prison

Indiana State Prison is a maximum security facility for adult males, managed by the Indiana Department of Corrections (IDOC). The facility is located approximately 50 miles East of Chicago, in Michigan, Indiana.

Established in 1860, Indiana State Prison is the second state prison in the state and hosts all death row inmates in Michigan. While the facility is classified as a level 4 security prison, it also contains a minimum-security facility within its premises.

With a capacity of up to 2,500 inmates, it's challenging to get in touch with an inmate. However, DoNotPay can help you  fast and easily using the Connect with an inmate Product. All you have to do is sign up and let us help you with the rest.

Indiana State Prison Contact Information

To get in touch with an inmate at Indiana State Prison, you need to know their name and DOC number and contact them through the facility.

The table below shows Indiana State Prison's contact information.

Physical Address1 Park Row St, Michigan City, IN 46360, USA
Phone Number(219) 874-7258
WebsiteIndiana State Prison’s website
WardenRon Neal

How Can I Contact an Inmate at Indiana State Prison?

You may contact an inmate at Indiana State Prison in one of the following ways:

1. Visitation at the Prison

To visit an inmate at Indiana State Prison, you must be listed on the inmate's visitor's list. The inmates get to decide who to include in their list.

Visitation hours at Indiana State Prison vary depending on the inmate's category. Here's the breakdown:

General population inmates11:00 AM to 5:15 PM

Weekends and Holidays: 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Administrative restricted housing inmatesMonday - Friday: 7:30 AM to 10:30 PM

Weekends and Holidays: 3:30 PM to 5:15 PM

Administrative non-contact inmatesMonday - Friday (excluding holidays): 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Disciplinary restricted housingMonday - Friday (excluding holidays): 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Death row inmatesEvery day: 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Visitors to the prison must submit to a thorough search before entering the premises. The search includes but is not limited to:

  • Frisking
  • Metal detectors
  • Ion scanning equipment
  • Cell Sense detector (for detecting cell phones)
  • K-9 searches

All visitors above 16 years must show picture identification, i.e., passport, driver's license, etc.

2. Send a Letter to the Inmate

All incoming and outgoing letters from the Indiana State Prison are screened and monitored for security reasons. Send a letter to a locked-up loved one to the following address:

Inmate Name and DOC Number

Indiana State Prison

P.O. Box 41

Michigan City, IN 46361

If you don't know the inmate's DOC number, use the Indiana Department of Corrections inmate search page. Enter the inmate's first and last name to find their DOC number.

3. Contact the Inmate via Phone

To connect with an inmate via phone, the inmate must be the one to make the call. No incoming calls are allowed in Indiana State Prison. To receive a phone call from the prison, you must be registered in the inmate's call list.

Inmates can either use their debit calling account or call a prepaid line. The Indiana Department of Corrections is in partnership with GTL to provide telephone service between inmates and their loved ones. Call GTL at 800-483-8314 to register for a prepaid calling account to receive calls from an inmate.

How to Send Money to an Indiana State Prison Inmate

Indiana State Prison inmates can only receive money sent via JPay money orders. You can send money to an inmate in the following steps:

1. Fill out a JPay money order slip including the inmate's name and DOC number

2. Make the payment

3. Fill out an inmate deposit form 

4. Send all the forms to the following address:


P.O. Box 531399

Miami Shores, FL 33153

Once the payment is processed, it will be reflected in the inmate's account.

Can I Send Packages to an Inmate at Indiana State Prison?

Indiana State Prison inmates can only receive books, magazines, and other publications as packages. To send published material to an inmate in Indiana State prison, the material must be directly from Amazon and meet the following thresholds:

  • Be brand new and not from a reseller
  • Paperback and not hardcover
  • Contain no nudity
  • No depiction of violence
  • Do not contain maps, blueprints, or drawings of the facility's surroundings.

Get in Touch With Your Locked-up Loved Ones With The Help Of DoNotPay

To contact an inmate in the system, you must have their inmate ID number and the name of the facility they're held in. Contacting a locked-up loved one through third parties is a long and hectic task. Many protocols must be observed and many rules to abide by.

DoNotPay can take out the hassle by helping you locate and get in touch with an inmate at any facility in a few simple steps.

  1. Locate the Connect With an Inmate service on DoNotPay.


  2. Choose whether you want to locate a loved one, create a virtual mailbox, or send a personalized letter.


  3. If you want us to find your loved one, provide their details and the state they are located in. We'll then conduct a search on the appropriate state database.


  4. If you want to create a virtual mailbox, just provide your full name. We'll set one up for you to easily receive incoming mail from your loved one.


  5. If sending a personalized letter, tell us which facility your loved one is located in and what you would like to say to them. You can even include a photo. Your letter will be delivered automatically - just wait ten days for it to arrive for your loved one.


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