Correctional Industrial Facility

On October 18, 1984, the Indiana Department of Correction broke ground for the Correctional Industrial Complex (CIC), later renamed the Correctional Industrial Facility (CIF). CIF was originally built for a capacity of 714 but because of overcrowding, it was changed from single cells to double cells.  The current maximum capacity is 1,437 with an average daily population of 1449. CIF is a level 2/3 (medium security) correctional facility housing adult male offenders.

The facility has a (PEN) facilitated brake refurbishing factory in partnership with the industrial company Meritor, which is the facility’s largest employer. The Correctional Industrial Facility has five Apprenticeship Programs where offenders are awarded a certificate from the Federal Department of Labor upon completion of their apprenticeship. 

DOL Certificates are offered in the following areas: PEN Products, Aramark, ICAN, Physical Plant, CIF Facility, and Animal Trainer. The facility also offers various other job opportunities such as maintenance, grounds crew, food service, sanitation, and barbering to aid offenders’ in the re-entry process.

Inmates are afforded the opportunity to earn their GED through Oakland City University. Oakland City also offers the following vocational programs: Business Technology and Building Maintenance. 

Also, offenders have the opportunity to participate in facility programs such as PLUS (Purposeful Living Units Serve), which is a faith and character based program aimed at helping offenders avoid criminal behavior by teaching them to demonstrate five core values: honesty, integrity, respect, responsibility, compassion and tolerance. Recovery While Incarcerated (RWI) program is an 8-12 month intensive treatment program aimed at treating addiction.

The Correctional Industrial Facility has four different facility programs dealing with animals. FIDO (Faith+Inmates+Dogs=Opportunity). This is one of the facility apprenticeship programs and employs approximately 36 offenders. Dogs are paired with an offender and taught basic obedience skills then ready for adoption. 

ICAN (Indiana Canine Assistance Network) is one of the facility apprenticeship programs where inmates train dogs to become service animals to assist the disabled. 9 Lives Cat Program is an adoption program where cats are placed with offender volunteers until they are adopted. The Saving Max program pairs together volunteer inmates with dogs that have been placed in the Anderson Animal shelter due to their owners currently not being able to care for them. When the owners are able to care for them again, they are reunited.

The Correctional Industrial Facility is located next to the maximum-security, Pendleton Correctional Facility. The institution contains administrative, industrial, and education buildings. CIF does not have cells, it has mostly two man rooms.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at Correctional Industrial Facility are on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 8:00am to 2:00pm. 

There is a two-hour time limit on visitation. If the visiting room is at capacity the visitation length may be reduced to accommodate all visitors.

Visitors List

If you wish to visit an inmate at Correctional Industrial Facility, 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. 


All visitors entering the facility are subjected to a frisk search by staff which includes the breast and groin area being physically searched. 

Additionally, visitors entering visiting areas are subject to additional searches using metal detectors and ion scanning equipment. Specially trained search dogs (K-9s) may be used as a part of the search process both prior to a visitor entering the visiting area and in the actual visiting room during visits. 

If a visitor does not wish to be searched either by hand or by using other means, they should not attempt to enter.


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. 


Visitors under the age of 18 years of age must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian at all times while on facility grounds. 

Dress Code

Visitors must wear clothing that poses no threat to the security, custody, or maintenance of order at the facility. The following standards are to be met: 

  • Undergarments must be worn at all times
  • Shoes must be worn, except for infants who are carried
  • Tight fitting pants, such as stirrup, lycra pants, or leggings, aren’t allowed 
  • Dresses, skirts, or shorts must be no shorter than two inches above the knee and not have deep slits
  • Halter or tank tops, tube tops, sheer, see-through, or low-cut clothing is not permitted 
  • All visitors must wear a shirt/blouse with sleeves 
  • No jewelry, except a wedding band or set, may be worn in the visitation area 
  • Hats or other head coverings are not permitted, except as required by religious beliefs 
  • No heavy coats, hooded sweatshirts, or sweaters will be permitted in the visiting area

What you can and can’t bring to a visit

Visitors are not permitted to possess or carry the following items into the visiting area: 

Firearms, weapons, knives, ammunition, narcotics, medication (unless the medication is life-saving or life-sustaining), controlled substances, alcoholic beverages, marijuana, tobacco and tobacco related items, cameras, video, and audio recording equipment and electronic devices, including, but not limited to: cameras, cellular telephones, pagers, blackberries, radios, tape recorders, etc. 

Each adult visitor is allowed to bring up to $20.00 (coins only) into the visiting area to be used to purchase items from the vending machines. You are not allowed to give any money to an offender. This is considered trafficking and will cause the visit to be stopped, and you will be restricted from visiting the offender in the future. 

Food items are no longer allowed to be consumed in the visiting room. You may purchase food from the vending machines which the offender you are visiting may take back to their housing unit to consume. Any food item opened in the visiting room shall be confiscated and destroyed. Additionally, you may subject to visiting restrictions. 

Visitors with an infant may bring one clear, plastic baby bottle and/or pacifier, and one diaper.

Physical Address

Correctional Industrial Facility
5124 W. Reformatory Road
Pendleton, IN 46064

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General Phone Number

​(765) 778-8011

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and DOC Number
Correctional Industrial Facility
P.O. Box 600
Pendleton, IN 46064

To write to an offender at Correctional Industrial 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.

Inmates 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 Correctional Industrial 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 Correctional Industrial 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 the facility. 

Education Programs

  • Literacy
  • Adult Basic Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • TASC

U.S. Department of Labor

  • Physical Plant
  • Office Manager/Admin Services
  • Animal Trainer
  • Education and Training
  • Housekeeper, Commercial, Residential Industrial
  • Sewing Machine Mechanic
  • Machine Operator
  • Assembly Tech
  • Material Coordinator
  • Sanitation

Vocational Education

  • Business Technology
  • Building Maintenance


  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Saving Max
  • PEN Products
  • RWI
  • Problem Solving for Successful Re-entry

Read-to-Me Literacy Program: This program allows inmates to tape record themselves reading books and to send them to their children. Approximately 40 inmates are involved.

P.L.U.S. Program (Purposeful Living Units Serve): This program is an attempt to instill positive change into the inmates through awareness and creating a purposeful life plan. For the religious inmates, a religious path is provided; for the non-religious inmates, a “character” path is provided. Approximately 118 inmates are involved with this program.

FIDO Program (Faith + Inmates + Dogs = Opportunity): This program allows offenders (known as dog handlers) to train a dog that has been saved from euthanasia. Offenders live with and care for the dogs while teaching them 5 basic commands. Dogs are available for outside adoption.

ICAN (Indiana Canine Assistance, Inc.): This program allows offenders to train assistance dogs for children and adults with disabilities.

9 Lives (Saving Felines): This program allows offenders to save a cat from euthanasia. Cats are housed with an offender and are available for outside adoption.

Therapeutic Community (TC): This unit is a specialized community designed to treat offenders with severe drug addictions. The program is a minimum of 8 months of intensive cognitive behavioral, evidenced based best practice counseling. Approximately 248 offenders are involved with this program.

Recreation Programs: These programs allow offenders to participate in programs in either the gymnasium, weight area, or on the four-acre field. They allow inmates to participate in tournaments and contests as well as be part of a sports league.

Inmate to Workmate Program: In this program, inmates are taught by Aramark Corporation in areas such as food handling. This program is a ten-week-long course and also has written examinations.

Kairos Program: This is an international Christian ministry program.

Thinking for a Change Program: In 22 sessions, inmates are taught about cognitive behavior and use this to learn about beliefs, attitudes, and values.

PREP (Preventive Relationship Enhancement Program): Through this program, inmates learn about what it takes to be an involved, responsible, and committed husband. It allows them to connect with their significant other while incarcerated and prepares them for lasting relationships.

Inside/Out Dads program: This allows incarcerated dads to overcome the challenges that go along with being a parent and how to be a good father.

GCD Community Service: Offenders spend time in this program keeping the grounds clean as well as maintaining Crosley Cemetery.

Road Crew: In cooperation with the Indiana Department of Transportation, offenders help keep interstates trash free.

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