Branchville Correctional Facility

Branchville Correctional Facility is an Indiana Department of Corrections medium-security state prison for men that is located in Branchville, Indiana. It has a capacity of 1,460 inmates.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at Branchville Correctional Facility are on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Holidays from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Central Time Zone).

Visitors may only visit the same offender once every 14 days. Please make sure to always contact the facility before coming to visit. For the latest facility updates, call (812) 843-5921 or visit their Facebook page.

Visitors List

If you wish to visit an inmate at Branchville, you must be on their visitors’ list. If you are unsure about your status, please contact the inmate via mail. Do not call the facility for this information. It cannot be given over the phone. 


Visitors must register with staff prior to entering the visiting area. You will be required to sign the entry log and be approved for the visit before you are allowed to enter the visiting area. 

Everyone 16 years old or older is required to show a picture identification. All visitors must present valid identification each time they visit. The only forms of identification accepted by the DOC are: valid driver’s license from the state of residence, valid state photo identification card from the state of residence, valid photo military identification card (active duty only), or a valid passport. 

All minor visitors under the age of 16 must have a birth certificate or state issued ID. All visitors under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Only three visitors are permitted to visit at one time plus children that can be held on visitors’ laps. Visits are limited to one hour.

What can you bring to a visit?

All visitors must secure all their personal items in their vehicles or in a locker in the entrance to the visiting room. Items permitted in the visiting room include:

  • A wedding and/or engagement ring
  • Medical necklace/bracelet
  • Religious necklace
  • Up to $20 in change for the vending machines (no paper money)
  • Tissues or a handkerchief
  • Eyeglasses
  • One Empty Baby Bottle
  • One Empty Sipping Cup
  • One Pacifier
  • One Receiving Blanket
  • Car keys

No costume jewelry, including watches and fitbits are permitted in the visiting room.

Dress Code

The following clothing items are not allowed in the visiting room:

  • Halter Tops
  • Sleeveless dresses or tops
  • Revealing dresses, blouses, or tops, including see-through garments
  • Spandex pants and tight-fitting jeans
  • Clothing with holes

All shorts must be no shorter than two inches above the knee, and winter coats are not permitted inside the visiting room. 

All adult female visitors are required to wear a non-wired bra.

Physical Address

Branchville Correctional Facility
21390 Old State Road 37
Branchville, IN 47514

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and DOC Number
Branchville Correctional Facility
21390 Old State Road 37
Branchville, IN 47514

To write to an offender at Branchville Correctional Facility, you need the offender's name and DOC number. You can look up an offender's DOC number on the IDOC website by clicking here

All incoming and outgoing mail is opened, examined, and read by designated facility staff.

Offenders may receive correspondence, legal mail, and publications from publishers only, which are reviewed to determine whether they are obscene or constitute a danger to safety and security.

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate at the Branchville Correctional Facility. However, they do have access to a phone during assigned times, and they can make outgoing calls. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Indiana, please click here.

How to Send Money

The only way to send money to an inmate at Branchville Correctional Facility is by using JPAY money orders.

Money orders must be sent with the lockbox deposit slip and must be complete with the inmate name, IDOC inmate number, sender’s name, and address.

You can find deposit slips by clicking here and selecting the JPay option. The money orders should be sent with a deposit slip, be made payable to JPay, and sent to the following address:

PO Box 531399
Miami Shores, FL 33153

​Programs For ​Inmates

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 Branchville.

  • Substance Abuse
  • Thinking for a Change
  • PLUS Program
  • Inside Out Dads
  • AA/NA
  • GED
  • First Time Last Time
  • Literacy
  • Adult Basic Education
  • PEN Products
  • Pre Release
  • Anger Management
  • Therapeutic Community
  • Culinary Arts
  • Read with Dad and Me
  • Parenting Workshops
  • Department of Labor Apprentice Programs
  • Integrity Dorm

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Careers at Branchville Correctional Facility

If you are interested in a career with the Indiana Department of Corrections at the Branchville Correctional Facility, click here.