Heritage Trail Correctional Facility

Heritage Trail Correctional Facility is a minimum-security private prison for male inmates operated by The GEO Group and it is located in Plainfield, Indiana. It has a population of 2,300 inmates.

On November 18, 2010, The GEO Group, Inc. was awarded a contract to operate the Short Term Offender Program (STOP) facility by the Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC). On March 21, 2011, the facility began receiving offenders. 

The name was officially changed to Heritage Trail Correctional Facility in October 2015. HTCF sits on the grounds of the former Indiana Boys School and Plainfield Re-Entry Educational Facility. The original grounds still showcase the red fire kiln brick housing units and Administration Building.

Heritage Trail Correctional Facility provides a dormitory housing setting that fosters personal responsibility and community participation among the population. At maximum capacity, the facility provides services for up to 1066 offenders.

The core curriculum at HTCF is derived from two of the IDOC’s most successful evidence-based programs including Purposeful Living Units Serve, a faith and character program, and Thinking for a Change, a cognitive behavioral program. 

The facility offers a wide range of holistic programming to facilitate a positive change in behavior including addiction recovery services, family and social support, civic engagement, cognitive/behavioral change, education and employment. Faith and character-based programming is also integrated into every aspect of day-to-day activities.

Heritage Trail consists of an administration building, chapel, programs space, vocational building, services building, and twelve housing cottages.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting Hours at HTCF are from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., five days per week (no visits on  Mondays or Thursdays). Visits are for a maximum of two hours, time and space permitting. The weekend schedule does rotate based on last name. To get a detailed schedule of visiting times, click here.

A maximum of three adults and four children are allowed per visit.

Visitors List

If you wish to visit an inmate at Heritage Trail Correctional 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 Heritage Trail 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 Heritage Trail 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 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. 

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

Physical Address

Heritage Trail Correctional Facility
501 W. Main Street
Plainfield, Indiana 46168

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/xZ6W5kVKRscZrAKn9

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and DOC Number
Heritage Trail Correctional Facility
501 W. Main Street
Plainfield, Indiana 46168

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate at the Heritage Trail 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 Heritage Trail 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 Heritage Trail Correctional Facility. 

  • Thinking for a Change
  • Purposeful Living Units Serve (PLUS) Program
  • United States Department of Labor Apprenticeship Programs
  • Recovery While Incarcerated
  • Standard Pre-Release Orientation Program (SPOP)
  • Life Skills Programming
  • Anger Management
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Wellness Programming
  • Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC)
  • Literacy
  • Master Student Master Employee
  • Building Trades
  • Culinary Arts
  • Business Tech
  • CLA/CLT Logistics

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Careers at Heritage Trail Correctional Facility

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