Madison Correctional Facility

Madison Correctional Facility is located on the Madison State Hospital grounds, overlooking the Ohio River to the South and bordered by Clifty Falls State Park on the West. Construction of the Mediterranean cottage style buildings began in 1907.

On March 3, 1989, one building on the grounds became an adult male level one work camp that housed a maximum of 70 offenders. In the next few years, the male correctional facility acquired two more buildings. 

In 2004, drastic increases in incarcerated adult females brought the need to again change the purpose of the space to house minimum-security adult females. This necessitated the need to acquire four more buildings, bringing the total number of buildings to seven.

Today, Madison Correctional Facility houses approximately 600 female inmates and has a 58-bed work release program for the surrounding community. Most of the inmates are involved in programming and work various jobs, both on the grounds and off. Madison also opened a recycling center in early 2012, which recycles cardboard, plastic, and cans for the State Hospital and Madison Correctional Facility.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The visiting hours at Madison Correctional Facility are on Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays from 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

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 Madison 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 Madison 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. 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

Madison Correctional Facility
800 MSH Bus Stop Drive
Madison, IN 47250

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and DOC Number
Madison Correctional Facility
800 MSH Bus Stop Drive
Madison, IN 47250

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate at the Madison 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 Madison 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.

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 260250
Hollywood, FL 33026

​Programs For ​Inmates

Upon arrival at Madison Correctional Facility, an inmate meets with Case Management staff to begin building their Case Plan. The Case Plan is developed from the results of the Indiana Risk Assessment System (IRAS), which is based on the following criminogenic risk domains:

  • Criminal History
  • School and Employment
  • Family and Social Support
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health
  • Criminal Lifestyle

By focusing on these risk domains, Case Management staff can identify solution-based programming that helps break down barriers to successful Re-Entry.

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. 

  • Substance Abuse/Phases
  • Thinking For A Change
  • TASC
  • Literacy and problem solving
  • GED
  • AA/NA/CA
  • Adult Basic Education
  • IN2Work (Aramark)
  • Cosmetology Vocational Classes
  • IC3
  • Grief & Loss
  • Toastmasters
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Preservation Center
  • Parenting
  • CNC Certified Welding
  • Transition
  • USDOL Apprenticeship Programs
  • Clerical/Office Administration
  • Building Trades
  • Lawn and Garden
  • Housekeeping
  • Business Technology
  • Sewing
  • Recycling
  • Animal Trainer
  • A Dog on Prison Turf (ADOPT)

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Careers at Madison Correctional Facility

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