Hutchinson Correctional Facility

As the state’s second-largest facility for adult male inmates, Hutchinson Correctional Facility (HCF) is a Kansas state prison located in Hutchinson, Kansas, and it houses four custody levels: maximum, special management, medium, and minimum. 

Inmates are housed in one of three units:  the main-custody compound within the walled portion of the HCF, a minimum-security unit located outside the walls, or a medium-custody unit located slightly more than a mile east of the main facility.  

HCF also houses one of two centers for the KDOC’s transportation system that provides for the movement of inmates among the state's correctional facilities. This facility was originally known as the Kansas State Industrial Reformatory, which was opened in the 1880s. Because many of HCF's structures were constructed between 1889 and 1912, an emphasis has been placed on rehabilitating and repairing the aging structures.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The visiting hours at Hutchinson Correctional Facility are on Saturdays and Sundays.

Central Unit

  • Incentive Level 1 & Max Custody 
  • Three-hour visitation only and three visitors allowed
  • Last name begins with: A–L 8:00 am–11:00 am
  • Last name begins with: M–Z 11:30 am–2:30 pm
  • All other custody levels Incentive Level 2 & 3 
    • All Day Visitation with three visitors allowed
    • 8:00 am–2:30 pm 
  • Non-Contact 
    • Pre-Scheduled Visitation (620) 662-2321 ext 4317 
    • Two visitors allowed for two, one-hour visits per weekend 
  • Segregation & Restriction 
    • Video Visitation Only. Contact the assigned Unit Team to schedule at (620) 662-2321, ext. 4445
    • Two visitors allowed for two one-hour visits per weekend 
    • No holiday visitation 

South Unit

  • Incentive Level 1 
    • Three hour visitation only 
    • Last name begins with: A–L 8:00 am–11:00 am; M–Z 11:30 am–2:30 pm 
    • Five visitors allowed 
  • Incentive Level 2 & 3 
    • All Day Visitation 8:00 am–2:30 pm 

East Unit

  • Incentive Level 1 
    • Three hour visitation only 
    • Last name begins with: A–L 8:00 am–11:00 am; M–Z 11:30 am–2:30 pm 
    • Five visitors allowed 
  • Incentive Level 2 & 3 
    • All Day Visitation 8:00 am–2:30 pm 

Holiday Visitation for All Units: Memorial Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

The visiting locations are as follows:

Central Unit
500 South Reformatory Road
Hutchinson, KS 67501

South Unit
1001 East Avenue G
Hutchinson, KS 67501 

East Unit
400 South Halstead Street
Hutchinson, KS 67501 

If you have any questions, the visitation clerk can be reached by phone at 620-662-2321 ext. 4317, Monday through Friday, from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. 

General Visiting Guidelines

Before you are allowed to visit, you must be on the offender’s approved visiting list. Application forms are sent to potential visitors by the offender. The application must be filled out completely and accurately and returned by mail to the facility’s visiting clerk along with any necessary supporting documents. 

The approval process can take up to five weeks. Applications for minor visitors must be accompanied by an original birth certificate. Birth certificates will be returned to the applicant once they have been verified. Applications from individuals who are not U.S. citizens must be accompanied by a photocopy of the individuals passport, visa, resident alien card, permanent resident card, or employment authorization card. 

When you arrive for your visit, you will be asked to produce a valid picture I.D. Any valid state or government issued photo ID is acceptable i.e. drivers license, passport etc. A birth certificate can be used for minors each time they are to visit. 

All persons entering must pass a metal detector screening. Anyone refusing to comply with any part of the check-in process will be denied entry into the facility. 

Visitors must leave purses, wallets, keys, make-up of any kind (to include lip balm), candy/lozenges, and photographs in lockers located in the reception area. Electronic devices (i.e. pager, cameras, phones, or internet capable watches) are not allowed into the facility and must be secured in the visitor’s automobile when possible. 

All loose items in your pockets must be put in a locker with the exception of coins and tokens. Under no circumstances will personal property and/or money be accepted or exchanged during visitation with staff or offenders.

Visitors are allowed to bring in a maximum of $10.00 in change for use in the vending machines. Paper currency is not permitted, but a small coin purse or plastic zipper bag is allowed to carry your coins.

If you are bringing an infant to the visit, you are allowed to bring in a diaper bag, and the contents are limited to: four sealed jars of baby food, three clear (pre-mixed) baby bottles per infant, one plastic spoon, one dispenser of wet wipes, one infant carrier (no strollers), one infant blanket, and one change of clothes for the infant.

East Unit visitors may bring food items purchased from restaurants/fast food stores, plastic ware and paper plates, and ice cream and ice cream blended with flavoring/fruit/candy/cookies. 

No soft drinks, water, tea, or milkshakes may be brought in. Homemade food items are prohibited. East Unit liquid drinks must be purchased from the facility vending machines. Visitors at the East Unit may leave to purchase food items then return to resume the visits.

Dress Code

All visitors must be dressed appropriately. All clothing should be conservative and non-revealing. The following types of apparel are not appropriate for visitors to wear at this facility for persons who are 10 years of age or older.


  • No strapless tops  
  • No tank tops/spaghetti straps  
  • No crop tops  
  • No halter tops  
  • No backless tops/dresses  
  • No tight blouses/shirts  
  • No wrap shirts  
  • No revealing low-cut necklines  
  • No braless attire for women  
  • No sweatshirts/hoodies  
  • No sleep wear  
  • Wearing a jacket over any of the above mentioned items is NOT acceptable 


  • No shorts  
  • No tight dresses, skirts, pants.  
  • Leggings are not allowed as outerwear, but may be worn layered under a top/dress/skirt that extends to at least mid-thigh
  • No mini-skirts (Skirts must extend below the knee)  
  • No wrap skirts 
  • No skirts with slits above the knee
  • No pajama pants
  • No sweat pants
  • Capri pants are acceptable for women but must extend below the knee

Other clothing rules:

  • No see-through attire
  • No rips/tears of any type in any clothing
  • No undergarments showing. No clothing with obscene, offensive or vulgar language
  • No gang related references on any clothing
  • No drug or alcohol related references on any clothing
  • No hats/headwear unless of a religious nature
  • No bare feet
  • Flip flops and sandals are acceptable
  • No sunglasses
  • No clothing that resembles offender clothing (light blue, gray or white t-shirts with jeans) 

The list above is not all inclusive. HCF reserves the right to deny entrance to any visitor when it is determined by staff on duty that the visitor's attire is not acceptable. 

Physical Address

Hutchinson Correctional Facility
500 Reformatory St.
Hutchinson, KS 67501

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

​(620) 662-2321

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and DOC Number
Hutchinson Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 1568
Hutchinson, KS 67504-1568

The Kansas Department of Corrections also allows inbound and outbound electronic messaging with inmates from family and friends who have established an account at

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility, but they do have access to a phone during assigned times, and inmates are allowed to make monitored outgoing calls. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Kansas, please click here.

How to Send Money

There are two options for placing funds into an inmate's account at Hutchinson Correctional Facility.

  • JPay: To use this method online or by phone, you must establish a JPay account. Please visit or call (800) 574-5729 for information on how to open and manage your account.

You may also send a money order with a deposit coupon without establishing an account. Please visit JPay to print a deposit coupon and follow JPay's instructions. Additional methods are available using MoneyGram with receive code 6577 or by downloading JPay’s free mobile app to your iPhone or Android device.

  • Access Secure Deposits: To use this method, online or by phone, you must establish an Access account. Please visit or call (866) 345-1884 for information on how to open and manage your account. Access Secure Deposits takes MasterCard and Visa debit and credit cards.
  • Walk-in (service fees apply): Visit or call (844) 340-2274 to enroll. Walk-in sites accept cash only. Visit CashPayToday to locate a Dollar General, Family Dollar, or other location near you that accepts walk-in payments.
  • You may also send a money order with a deposit coupon without establishing an account. Please visit Access Secure Deposits to print a deposit coupon and follow Access’ instructions.

​Programs For ​Inmates


The education program offers a computer-based system that utilizes the “Advanced Learning System” for the GED program. The curriculum has a literacy component to improve reading and math skills. Special Education is provided for students under the age of 21 and Title 1 services are provided.

At the Central Unit, the vocational programs offered are funded through a CBJT grant with Barton Community College and a cooperative effort with Hutchinson Community College. The programs are offered in HVAC, plumbing, AutoCAD, and manufacturing skills. 

Vocational programs are offered at the East Unit in home building and construction woodworking.


HCF provides reentry planning and training in the following areas:

  • Money Smart
  • Parole Interactions
  • Pre-Employment
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Resource Rooms
  • Tenant Responsibilities
  • Thinking for a Change
  • Veterans Benefits

Freedom Challenge

Freedom Challenge (affiliated with Teen Challenge International) is a faith-based, life skills program/work detail that addresses an inmate’s life-controlling issues by applying biblical principles to their everyday life in order to overcome the  life-controlling issues that lead to their incarceration. The eight-month program contains an aftercare component inside and outside of prison, mentoring, and community resources. 

The program's mission is “setting prisoners free;” not from the prison bars they reside in, but from the life-controlling issues that placed them there. 

The word Freedom in the program's names stands for: FACILITATE change by RENEWING the mind, ESTABLISHING life skills and ENCOURAGING hope for a better future while helping individuals to DEVELOP character, OVERCOME adversities and MAINTAIN momentum for life.

Inmate Clubs & Activities

  • Reaching Out From Within - Central, East, and South Units
  • Rock Castle Community- Central Unit
  • Genesis Outreach - East Unit
  • Incarcerated Veterans - East Unit
  • Handicrafts - Central, East, and South Units
  • Hobby Shop - East Unit and South Unit

Mustangs on the Move

Inmates at Hutchinson Correctional Facility aid the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in alleviating the overpopulation of wild horses on federal lands in the western United States. Left unchecked, the horses can multiply to the extent that the land would not sustain their numbers, resulting in starvation and other problems for these animals.

Through a cooperative agreement between the BLM and Kansas Correctional Industries (KCI), a self-supporting unit under the direction of the Kansas Department of Corrections, a dozen minimum-custody inmates care and train the wild horses with the goal of making them suitable for adoption. 

The program also provides inmate work opportunities that help inmates reintegrate back into the community. With the ability to house up to 499 horses, KCI uses donated materials to train horses rounded up by the BLM. KCI also receives a per diem for housing and care of the horses. 

Each spring, KCI holds a horse auction with the sales benefitting the BLM to continue the program’s funding. Horses not adopted are transferred to long-term holding locations where they live out their lives. The BLM estimates approximately 14,000 wild horses will need to be relocated and held until the current crisis abates.

CARES & Lucky Dog Program

In the Central Unit, Canine Assistance Rehabilitation Education Services (CARES) provides inmates the opportunity to learn how to train service dogs. Following training, the dogs are then placed with disabled individuals. While providing a valuable service to the community, the inmates learn patience, responsibility, leadership skills, social skills, and communication skills.

In the East Unit Lucky Dog program, dogs receive training from inmates who teach the dogs basic obedience commands such as sit, lie down, and stay. The dogs are housebroken, crate trained, and are taught to walk on a leash. This is a second chance for the lucky dogs that would likely otherwise have been euthanized. 

The Lucky Dog Program has grown to 15 dogs that are trained between 60 to 65 inmates. There are at least four inmates assigned to each dog. A few inmates also are trained to serve as extra handlers as needed. All funding for this program is generated through the Friends of Animals in Need, Inc.


Hutchinson Correctional Facility's recycling efforts have made the correctional facility a leader in implementing innovative environmental initiatives. Since 2010, HCF has diverted more than 1.5 million pounds of solid waste from local landfills. 

As the only mattress recycling center in Kansas, the facility has recycled more than 17,000 mattresses, which consisted of 46,000 pounds of foam, 287,000 pounds of steel, 22,000 pounds of wood and 46,000 pounds of cotton. In addition, the facility recycles used inmate jeans that are made into quilts and donated to charitable organizations. 

The inmates have made more than 1,085 quilts, which amounts to more than 12,000 pounds of clothing being diverted from a local landfill. Other recycling efforts include the use of recycled ink cartridges, toilet paper, and paper towels. 

HCF's Recycling Programs:

  • Mattress Recycling Program - South Unit
  • Outdoor Furniture made from recycled mattress parts - South Unit
  • Dog Beds made from recycled mattress pads - South Unit
  • Trash recycling from onsite disposal (plastic bottles, cardboard/paper, etc.) - Central Unit
  • Composting from onsite vegetation disposal - Central Unit and East Unit

The Print Shop

The Hutchinson Correctional Facility Print Shop specializes in full color printing of postcards, brochures, business cards, and booklets. The Print Shop also prints business forms, multi-page carbonless documents and wide-format, full-color poster printing.

Private Industries

  • Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. – South Unit
  • D&M Auto Salvage – South Unit
  • Electrex – East Unit
  • HUBCO – East Unit
  • Seat King – Central Unit
  • WIFCO Steel Products, Inc. – South Unit

Kansas Correctional Industries

  • Office Systems - Central Unit
  • Sewing - Central Unit
  • Wild Mustang Project - South Unit
  • Furniture Refurbishing - East Unit
  • Lamination - East Unit

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Careers at Hutchinson Correctional Facility

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