Edinburgh Correctional Facility

The Edinburgh Correctional Facility is located in Edinburgh, Indiana on Camp Atterbury and was founded in 1991. Edinburgh is a minimum-security facility that houses 320 offenders. They have approximately 44 work crews supporting Camp Atterbury and other community and state agencies. With these partnerships, they save the taxpayers of Indiana thousands of dollars every year.

This minimum-security military training work camp lets inmates work on the grounds of Camp Atterbury and on road crews with the Indiana Department of Transportation and park maintenance with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. 

To get into Edinburgh, inmates must have a clean disciplinary record and have less than four years remaining on their sentences. Inmates who are sex offenders or are serving time for murder are not allowed in Edinburgh.

The history of Camp Atterbury goes back to World War II, when it served as a detention center for prisoners of war. After the war, some of the buildings were converted into a military training camp, while others were abandoned. In 1982, the Indiana Department of Correction started the process of turning the facility into a work release center for male inmates.

In 1991, the facility was renamed Edinburgh Correctional Facility. All of the original buildings are still standing and have been renovated, with two barracks that housed World War II prisoners of war still being used for dorms to house the inmates, and one of the buildings is used for visitation.

The men at Edinburgh can work five days a week from 8am-4pm or 7am-3pm, depending on the work site, and 75 percent of the men work every day. The kitchen is also run by inmates 20 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The visiting hours at Edinburgh Correctional Facility are as follows:

Sunday:            8:30 am-10:30 am           (A & B Dorms)

                         6:30 pm-8:30 pm             (C & D Dorms)

Monday:          6:30 pm-8:30 pm              (A & B Dorms)

Friday:             6:30 pm-8:30 pm             (C & D Dorms)

Saturday:        8:30 am-10:30 am           (C & D Dorms) 

                         6:30 pm-8:30 pm             (A & B Dorms)

Visitors may visit once per week. Please remember to always contact the facility before coming to visit, for the latest visit updates.  Call (812) 526-8434.

Visitors List

In order to visit an inmate, you must be on their visitors’ list. If you are uncertain as to whether you are on the offender’s visitors list, please contact the inmate via mail. Do not call the facility for this information. It cannot be given over the phone. 


All visitors entering Edinburgh Correctional 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 Edinburgh Correctional Facility.


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 vending machines. Visitors are not allowed to give any money to an offender. Giving money to an offender is considered trafficking and will cause the visit to be stopped, and the visitor restricted from visiting the offender in the future. 

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

Physical Address

Edinburgh Correctional Facility
23rd & Schoolhouse Road
Edinburgh, IN 46124

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/v6GYSKPRjv2cAxyLA

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and DOC Number
Edinburgh Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 470
Edinburgh, IN 46124

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate at the Edinburgh 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

You can send money to an inmate at Edinburgh Correctional Facility 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.

Deposit slips can be obtained at https://www.jpay.com/moneyorder.aspx. The money orders should be sent with a deposit slip, be made payable to JPay, and sent to the following address:

PO Box 260250
Hollywood, FL 33026

​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. While some are led by staff, many are volunteer-driven. 

  • USDOL Apprenticeship Programs
  • IN2Work
  • Outpatient Substance Abuse
  • Celebrate Recovery
  • Pre-Release Re-Entry Programs (START)
  • GED (TASC)
  • Nurturing Fathers
  • AA/NA
  • Religious Services
  • Offender Work Crew Program
  • Thinking For a Change (behavior modification)
  • Inside Out Dads (for fathers to become connected to their children again)
  • Civilian Labor Inmate Program
  • Department of Labor Apprenticeship Program
  • Inmate to Workmate (food service training)

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Careers at Edinburgh Correctional Facility

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