Miami Correctional Facility

Miami Correctional Facility is an Indiana state prison for men located in Bunker Hill, Indiana, on the site of the Grissom Joint Air Reserve Base. It is the largest correctional facility in the state of Indiana. 

After a successful yellow ribbon campaign put together by the Miami County community, the Indiana Prison Site Selection Committee chose the site at Grissom Aeroplex for Miami Correctional Facility. The facility is located on 200 acres of the former Grissom Air Force Base. The Indiana Department of Correction broke ground on the Miami Correctional Facility Aug. 27, 1997.

The facility is located on the southeast corner of the Grissom Aeroplex, just south of Peru, Indiana, in Miami County. The facility is classified as a Level 4, high/medium-security correctional facility.

The Phase I of the facility houses more than 1,224 offenders including the minimum-security facility, which is located outside the secured perimeter of the medium-security facility. Phase II construction began in 1999 and ended in 2001. The first housing unit in Phase II opened in October 2001. This phase houses an additional 1,632 offenders. Miami Correctional Facility’s total bed capacity is 3,188.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visitation hours at Miami Correctional Facility are subject to change. For day-to-day updates, contact the facility at 765-689-8920 or visit their Facebook page before visiting.

MINIMUM HOUSING VISITATION – May visit once every seven days:
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and State Holidays – 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

MEDIUM/MAXIMUM VISITATION – May visit once every 14 days. Honor Dorms may visit once every seven days
A 3/4 - Monday, Tuesday and Thursday visitation only 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
RHU and B 1/2 - Wednesday visitation only 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

All other units may visit Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday – 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Weekend Visitation:
Phase 1 only – Saturday, 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Phase 2 only – Sunday, 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Visitors List

If you wish to visit an inmate at Miami Correctional Facility, you must be on his/her 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, controlled substances, alcoholic beverages, marijuana, tobacco and tobacco related items, cameras, video, and audio recording equipment, and electronic devices.

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. 

Inmates and their visitors may no longer share food during visits; a one-time vending machine purchase for the offender will be permitted. The purchased food will be bagged, tagged, and given to the offender at the end of their visit, all vending machine food will be consumed when the offender returns to his respective housing unit. 

In addition, ALL visits will be non-contact with no hug or kiss at the beginning and end of visits. THIS INCLUDES CHILDREN.

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

Video Visitation

Video visitation is a great way to connect with your loved one over the internet, without having to worry about unpredictable crowds and overly busy visitation hours.

Visits can be scheduled and paid for in advance, allowing you to visit with inmates at times that are convenient for you. For more information on video visitation, please visit the GTL website.

Physical Address

Miami Correctional Facility
3038 West 850 South
Bunker Hill, IN 46914-9810

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and DOC Number
Miami Correctional Facility
3038 West 850 South
Bunker Hill, IN 46914-9810

To write to an offender at Miami 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.

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.

Electronic messages can be sent to an inmate through the GTL Network.

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate at the Miami 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 Miami 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 some of the current programming opportunities available at Miami Correctional Facility.

  • Thinking For A Change

The Department utilizes Thinking for a Change version 4.0., which is an innovative, evidence-based cognitive behavioral curriculum from the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) that has broadly influenced the correctional field and the way correctional facilitators work with offenders. Studies have shown that, when implemented with integrity, it can reduce recidivism among offenders. Lessons focus on the development of social and problem solving skills.


This unit is designed to work with inmates who are addicted to the drug methamphetamine (meth), and it was one of the first of its kind in the nation. The goal of the program is to prevent repeat crimes related to methamphetamine use that would put inmates back in prison after their initial release.

The program, titled Clean Lifestyle is Freedom Forever (CLIFF), is voluntary as well as residential. Inmates must live in the unit which is separate from the rest of the prison population. 

This intensive four-stage program requires that participants spend 10 hours a day every weekday participating in program activities. The first stage is education about the circumstances that lead to addiction to meth and how to avoid these traps. The second and third stages are treatment, and the fourth stage of the program prepares participants for re-entry into the community. 

CLIFF deducts six months from prisoners' sentences upon successful completion. In 2018, the CLIFF program was replaced by the RWI (Recovery While Incarcerated) Program, which focuses on drug rehabilitation in general, not just methamphetamine.

  • PEN Products
  • PLUS Graduate Program
  • Inside Out Dads
  • Substance Abuse
  • Ivy Tech Community College
  • GRIP
  • U.S. Department of Labor Apprenticeship Programs
    • Barber Shop
    • Landscaping
    • Building Maintenance
    • Recycle and Recovery
    • Housekeeping/Sanitation
  • Grace College
    • ABE/GED
    • Horticulture/Landscape Design
    • Business Technology
    • College Correspondence Courses

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Careers at Miami Correctional Facility

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