Plainfield Correctional Facility

Plainfield Correctional Facility is a medium-security prison for male inmates located in Plainfield, Indiana. This facility opened in 1969 as the Indiana Youth Center, and it has a current population of 1,650 inmates who are housed in dormitories.

The most notable former inmate at Plainfield Correctional Facility is former Heavyweight boxing champion, Mike Tyson, who served his sentence at this facility from April 1992 to March 1995.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Here is a list of guidelines for visits at Plainfield:

  • Visits are one hour in duration on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for General Population offenders.
  • Visits are one hour on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for General Population inmates.
  • Visits are one hour in duration on Wednesdays, and they are rotated every other week for offenders in Administrative Restrictive Housing and K-1, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.
  • There are no visits on Tuesdays.

GTL also provides a service for video visitation.  Visitors may register online, and the inmate will need to communicate with his visitors the best and available times to receive video visits via GTL depending on his unit’s operation.  All visitation rules apply. GTL video visits are monitored.

Visitors List

If you wish to visit an inmate at Plainfield 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 Plainfield 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.


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

Plainfield Correctional Facility
727 Moon Road
Plainfield, IN 46168

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and DOC Number
727 Moon Road
Plainfield, IN 46168

To write to an offender at Plainfield 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.

The Indiana Department of Corrections also offers Debit Link and Messaging services through GTL. This allows you to email your inmate, and you can also buy them tablet-related features like music, games, and ebooks.

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate at the Plainfield 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 Plainfield 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 the facility. 

  • Thinking For A Change
  • Purposeful Living Units Serve (PLUS)
  • Inside Out Dads
  • Substance Abuse
  • AA / NA
  • GED
  • Literacy
  • GRIP
  • Business Tech
  • Auto Body
  • Grief Counseling
  • Anger Management
  • Marriage PREP
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • Barbershop
  • Landscaping
  • Recycling
  • Housekeeping
  • PEN Products Warehouse
  • PEN Laundry

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Careers at Plainfield Correctional Facility

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