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Westville Correctional Facility

Westville Correctional Facility

5501 South 1100 West, Westville,, Indiana 46391

Phone :
(219) 785-2511
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Westville Correctional Facility Visiting Information:

In order to visit an offender, an individual must be on the offender's visitors list. The offender has been given information on how to put someone on his/her visitors list, and it is their responsibility to do so. If you wish to visit an offender, please contact them and request that your name be added to their visitors list and that they send you a copy of the visitation application. The application is not available online; it must come directly from the offender. Visiting applications must be filled out completely in order to be processed. The completed application must be mailed to the offender's IDOC facility. Faxes and emails are not accepted.

If you are uncertain as to whether you are on the offender's visitors list or to check the status of your application, please write the offender you wish to visit. It is the responsibility of the offender to notify their visitor of the outcome.

Please do not call the facility to check on your visitation status; this information cannot be given over the phone.

For more information please see the IDOC Visitation Policy and Visitation Guidelines

Visiting hours and directions for each facility are posted on the IDOC website. Please go to Visitation and select the facility you wish to visit.

Please remember to always contact the facility before coming to visit, for the latest visitation updates. Contact information for each facility can be found here.





VISITING HOURS: The minimum visiting hours in Department of Correction facilities are:
A. Medium and Maximum Security Adult Facilities: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. six (6) days per week.
B. Juvenile and Minimum Security Adult Facilities: Two (2) evenings per week (after 5:00 p.m.) and 9:00
a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekends.
These hours are the normal minimal visiting hours at the Department’s facilities. Please contact the
offender that you wish to visit to ensure that he/she is eligible for visits and the specific times when
he/she may have visits. Also, you may check the visiting hours for the specific facility at the Department
of Correction’s Internet site (www.in.gov/idoc.)

Westville Correctional Facility Additional information:

The campus which is now Westville Correctional Facility began in 1949.  Beatty Memorial Hospital, a state run mental health facility, opened its doors to 135 mentally disabled Hoosiers in February of 1951.  The hospital was named in honor of Dr. Norman Beatty, an Indianapolis doctor who had dedicated his career to mental health services.  In 1974, a lawsuit filed by Indiana prisoners in US District Court forced the state to reduce overcrowding in its prisons, creating the need for another prison.  Governor Otis Bowen and the Indiana legislature then transferred Beatty Memorial Hospital to the Department of Correction.  In July of 1979, following renovations and additions, 1200 offenders were transferred to the Westville Correctional Facility.  With only 32 segregation cells for a population that had grown to 2600 inmates, a 220 bed Maximum Control Segregation Unit was added in 1989-1991.


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17 Responses to Westville Correctional Facility

  1. Courtney October 17, 2012 at 1:57 pm #

    I’m visiting my father and this is my first time so I’m not sure how this works. What is the minimum age limit on visitors? How many visitors are allowed at one time? Is there a dress requirement? Thank you.

    • PrisonPath October 17, 2012 at 2:11 pm #


      You need to be over 18 to visit by yourself or you have to be accompanied by an a parent or guardian. If you are under 18, your visitation application has to be filled out by a parent or guardian. There are a number of rules and requirements for prison visitation. In order for you not to have any problems, use our Westville prison page and click the link to the prison’s web site. The Westville web site visitation sectionswill answer your questions.

  2. Penny Myers February 27, 2013 at 11:27 pm #

    I’m looking for an inmate his name is Lonnie Patrick Cunningham.I think he was sent to West ville in late Nov.2012.the DOC could have moved him to another prison somewhere else in the state.I am unsure about this. Any info would be helpful. Thank u!!!

  3. James nettles June 4, 2013 at 6:06 pm #

    James nettles don’t need to be in jail. He has been good while he was out. Got a job and a good wife about to have a baby. He also have his job and people that loves him a lot. So please take it in your hearts to let him go so he can do the right thing and take care of his elderly father.

  4. trini August 7, 2013 at 12:08 pm #

    hi i want to visit my very very close friend who is at the hospital facility
    its my first time please advise what times i can come in and for how long

    • PrisonPath August 7, 2013 at 2:33 pm #

      Hi Trini,

      Please note the following:
      Minimum Security (R Dorm) – Visits are allowed on weekends and State Holidays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM local time.

      Maximum Security (WCU) and Segregation – Visits must be pre-scheduled at (219) 785-2511 ext. 4784 or 4785.

      Medium Security (EC, IC, and GSC) – Visitation rotates once every three days based on the offender’s assigned complex. Visits are from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM local time. Visitor’s must sign in between 8:30 AM and 1:00 PM. Visitors may come once every 12 days. If you do not know the offender’s assigned complex, call the facility Information Desk at (219) 785-2511 ext. 4704 or 4705 from 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM.

      Please remember to always call the facility before coming to visit, for the latest visit updates.
      From PrisonPath, we recommend calling for specific information about the hospital facility.

  5. justice January 27, 2014 at 12:36 pm #

    How much time do we talk to the inmate when we visit ? Do we get to touch ?

    • PrisonPath January 27, 2014 at 4:35 pm #

      Hi Justice,

      If the inmate has visitation, the visits are for two hours. For additional information, read the visitation guidelines..

      For additional information about prison life, read the 25 Rules.

  6. paula June 24, 2014 at 2:20 pm #

    i have been useing your inmate locator..to check on my son who is in your facility..but today..june 24th 2014..it is not working..it says he is not there..so what can i do…

    • PrisonPath June 24, 2014 at 4:02 pm #

      Hi Paula,

      The inmate locator is managed by the Indiana Department of Corrections. If it is not working, we recommend calling directly the facility for more information.

  7. marilyn williams August 6, 2014 at 1:56 am #

    I am the aunt of Joshua Cunninghan 09/16/1995. I would like to be on his visiting list.
    Marilyn Williams.

    • PrisonPath August 6, 2014 at 2:59 am #

      Hi Ms. Williams,

      The inmate has to list you on his visitor’s list. For information about prison culture, read the 25 rules.

  8. Lois Sander June 3, 2015 at 9:23 pm #

    How do you go about writing a letter to a prisoner? How can I find out if Wesley Lee Sander is still held in this prison?

  9. PrisonPath June 3, 2015 at 11:47 pm #

    Hi Lois,

    Please note the following information:

    Write an Offender
    To write to an offender, you need the offender’s name and DOC number and the name and address of the correctional facility where they are housed. You can look up an offender’s DOC number and location on the IDOC website here. IDOC correctional facility addresses are also available online at here.

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

    All incoming and outgoing mail is opened, examined, and read by designated facility staff.

    Mail & Packages
    Offenders 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.

    For more information about offender mail/packages and restrictions see Policies 02-01-103 Offender Correspondence and 02-01-101 Offender Personal Property.

  10. Cheryl raiman November 5, 2016 at 4:33 pm #

    Can I bring toiletries for an inmate

  11. PrisonPath November 6, 2016 at 3:25 pm #

    Hi Cheryl,

    Almost all prisons do not allow visitors to bring items to inmates. To be sure, we recommend contacting directly the facility.

  12. heather secor January 27, 2019 at 11:46 pm #

    i was wanan to do come and my son dad and bring him how would i do this

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