Indiana State Prison Inmate Search and Prison Information

Updated on: May 17, 2020

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1 Park Row, Michigan City, IN, 46360
Indiana State Prison

Do you know someone who is going to prison? It can be hard to know someone you care about has been in trouble with the law let alone spending some time in prison. If the person was arrested somewhere in Indiana, they will most likely spend their time in the Indiana State Prison.

Because this can be such a hardship on the family and friends, we have put together a guide to help you navigate the different things you will need to know about a friend or family member in prison.

About Indiana State Prison

The Indiana State prison was established in 1860 and is located at 1 Park Row Michigan City, IN. It is a minimum and maximum level facility with cell space, dormitory spaces, and male death row facility.

Inmate Search

Although you will most likely receive a call from your inmate letting you know where they will be serving their time, it is always a good idea to do an inmate search to get pertinent information as well as to ensure the person is there.

To search for an inmate, click here. Be sure to write down their DOC number, release date, and facility location.

Sending Mail and Money

You will be allowed to send both mail and money to an inmate within the Indiana State Prison.


To send mail to an offender, you will need their DOC number, name, and address of the facility where they are housed. Use the example below to mail your correspondence, or it will be returned.

Address both the letter and envelope as follows:
Offender name, DOC#
Facility name
Street Address or PO Box
City, IN ZIP code


The only way to send money is using the online system called JPay. You will simply click, here to be transferred to JPay and then follow the prompts to send your inmate money. You can then deposit money into an inmate’s commissary account via credit or debit card.

Visiting an Inmate

To visit an inmate, you will need to be signed inĀ  to the facility 1 hour and 15 minutes before the lasting visiting schedule. To find out about visitation and hours call 219-874-7256, press #.

Keep in mind that you will need to follow all rules and procedures in order to maintain your safety, the safety of the inmates, and the safety of the community.

If you have any other further questions, you can visit the Indiana Department of Corrections website.

Inmate Mailing Address

Inmate Name, ID, Housing #
Indiana State Prison
1 Park Row, Michigan City, IN, 46360

Indiana State Prison Information

Jail Name Indiana State Prison
Jail Type State Prison
Location 1 Park Row, Michigan City, IN, 46360
Phone 219-874-7258
City Michigan City
Postal Code 46360
State Indiana
County Laporte County
Jail Webpage website

Visitation Hours

Sunday 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Monday 11:00 AM to 5:15 PM
Tuesday 11:00 AM to 5:15 PM
Wednesday 11:00 AM to 5:15 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM to 5:15 PM
Friday 11:00 AM to 5:15 PM
Saturday 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Holiday 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

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