Indiana State Prison Inmate Search and Prison Information
Inmate Records Search
Find Arrest & Court records, Mugshots and Contact Info.
The Indiana State Prison is under the management of the Indiana Department of Corrections. The Indiana State Prison is a maximum-security facility that houses adult males. However, the facility also has a minimum-security unit on the property as well.
The Indiana State Prison is situated in Michigan City, Indiana. This is about 50 miles away from Chicago. The Indiana State Prison typically houses around 2,200 inmates on a daily basis. The Indiana State Prison opened its doors back in 1860.
The Indiana State Prison is the second prison that was built in Indiana. However, the Indiana State Prison is one of the most famous prisons due to the facility housing John Dillinger who was a bank robber but released on parole back in 1933.
However, the Indiana State Prison also made an appearance in the ITV documentary, Inside Death Row with Trevor McDonald.
The Indiana State Prison has a history dating back to 1859. This is when the state of Indiana legislature granted nearly $50,000 for the facility to be built. Back then it was to be named State Prison West as opposed to the first facility that was called State Prison East, which was located in Jeffersonville, Indiana.
The reason behind the new facility was space in the State Prison East, which lead the new facility to be built in Michigan City.
It was not until 1860 when the land was bought for the facility. The land cost around $4,500. Charles Seely was the first warden of the facility. Seely was the superintendent that was in charge of the construction, along with doing general handyman jobs.
The first facility was built was known as the temporary prison building, which was composed of red brick and 200-feet long. A year after the Indiana State Prison opened its doors, the facility used its inmates to start constructing the permanent facility. The inmates were getting paid o9nly $0.38 a day.
Inmate Mailing Address
Inmate Name, ID, Housing #
Indiana State Prison
1 Park Row, Michigan City, IN, 46360
Refer the map below to find the driving directions.