Did someone you know or care about get sentenced to prison? This can be a trying time in everyone’s life. It is highly recommended that inmates stay in contact with friends and family, but this can be challenging if friends and family aren’t sure how to do that.
If you know that the person has been sentenced in Indiana, the first thing you will want to do is figure out which prison they are located at. To do that, you can use the Indiana Department of Corrections offender locator to find out which prison someone was sentenced to. You will need to know their first and last name.
About Branchville Correctional Facility
One of the many prison’s in Indiana is Branchville Correctional Facility. It is a state prison for men located in Branchville, Indiana which is the southern edge of the state. The prison is a medium security facility with a capacity of about 1,455.
Because it is an Indiana State Prison, the rules and regulations will be the same as other prisons in Indiana.
Here’s what you need to know…..
All prisons in Indiana have turned to white only paper. If you send postcards, colored paper, or decorative paper, the inmate will not get the mail. You must send letters on plain white paper in blue or black ink. You will also want to label your envelope properly. Here is the proper way to label an envelope:
Address both the letter and envelope as follows:
Offender name, DOC#
Street Address or PO Box
City, IN ZIP code
Visiting an Inmate
All visitors must be on the offender’s approved visitor list. In order to be on the list, you must fill out an application. You can do this in two ways:
- Do an online application using JPay
- Send in a printed application. To get a paper application the offender must mail you one.
Sending Money and Phone Calls
If you wish for an offender to call you, you may want to set them up with money on their commissary account to buy minutes. Or, you can set up a call account through JPay. Using this system, you can also send money to an inmate’s commissary account. JPay makes everything money wise easier.
If you have any further concerns or questions, you can always call the facility directly at (812) 843-5921. Be sure to have the inmate’s DOC number so they know which inmate you are referencing.
Inmate Mailing Address
Inmate Name, ID, Housing #
Branchville Correctional Facility
21390 Old State Road 37, Branchville, IN, 47514
Branchville Correctional Facility Information
|Jail Name||Branchville Correctional Facility|
|Jail Type||State Prison|
|Authority:||Indiana Department of Corrections|
|Location||21390 Old State Road 37, Branchville, IN, 47514|
|Sunday||9:00 AM to 3:00 PM|
|Saturday||9:00 AM to 3:00 PM|