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Elkhart County Corrections Center

In Elkhart, Indiana is where you will be able to find the Elkhart County Corrections Center. The Elkhart County Corrections Center was originally a one-room jail but now over 940 inmates can be held at any given time. 

Ever since the early 1800's the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department manages and operates the Elkhart County Corrections Center.  

Most of the inmates that are held in the Elkhart County Corrections Center reside in the county. The inmates in the Elkhart County Corrections Center serve no more than a 2-year sentence. Sentenced inmates, inmates awaiting trial, and inmates awaiting sentencing are held in the Elkhart County Corrections Center

Elkhart County Corrections Center - General Information

Facility Name: Elkhart County Corrections Center
Facility Type: County Jail
Address: 26861 County Road 26, Elkhart, IN, 46517
Phone: 574-891-2100
Capacity: 940
Facility Type: Adult
City: Elkhart
Postal Code: 46517
State: Indiana
County: Elkhart County
Official Website: http://www.elkhartcountysheriff.com/facility.html

Sending a Mail/Care Package

The Elkhart County Corrections Center inmates are allowed to get written letters in the mail from their family and friends. All letters that are sent to the jail are checked by the jail employees before they are handed out to the inmates. 

There are a number of items that you are not allowed to send in the mail along with your written letters. Items not permitted to be sent to the jail are listed below:

•    Gang Related Material
•    Plastic
•    Metal
•    Ribbons
•    String
•    Glitter
•    Confetti
•    Polaroids
•    Perfume
•    Lipstick/Lip Gloss/Chapstick
•    Writing paper
•    Envelopes
•    Stamps
•    Music Cards
•    Pens
•    Pencils
•    No photographs larger than 5x7”

Inmates in the Elkhart County Corrections Center are allowed to get books, newspaper and magazines sent to them. All books, newspaper and magazines will need to be sent straight from the publisher or the bookstore to the jail. You are allowed to have these items sent from Amazon. All books that are sent to the jail will need to be new and paperback. All used and hardcover books are not allowed. All used and hardcover books that are sent, will get sent back to the sender. 

The inmate's mailing address in the Elkhart County Corrections Center is: 

Inmates Full Name and ID Number
Elkhart County Corrections Center
26861 County Road 26, Elkhart, IN, 46517

Sending Money

In order for an inmate to make purchases at the commissary, they will need their account funded. If you would like to fund an inmate's account you can send a money order in the mail.  Only Postal Money Orders and Western Union Money Orders are accepted. You can send these money orders using the address listed below:

Elkhart County Corrections Center
l26861 County Road 26, Elkhart, IN, 46517

Make sure the money orders are payable to the inmate you are funding.   

There is a Kiosk in the jail lobby that you can use to transfer funds into an inmate's account. Cash, credit, or debit card payments can be used at the kiosk. However, there is a charge to use this service.  

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Phone calls

For the phone service the Elkhart County Corrections Center uses Securus Technologies. You will need to create an account by logging on to the Securus Technologies official website. You can see the charges and the options for depositing funds into the inmate’s phone account over there.

The Elkhart County Corrections Center inmates are allowed to only make collect phone calls. You will only be able to receive a collect call from an inmate from a landline phone. However, you will not be able to receive any collect calls from a mobile phone. The individual receiving the collect call is the one responsible for and all fees associated with the collect calls. The Elkhart County Corrections Center is not accountable for any and all charges associated with the collect calls.  

The inmates are limited to 15-minute phone calls. The call will get terminated as soon as the 15-minutes is over. Calling features such as three-way calling and call forwarding are forbidden for the inmates to use. If an inmate is caught using any of these features the call will get disconnected and disciplinary action will be taken up against the inmate. 

All calls will be monitored and/or recorded.

Email

The Elkhart County Corrections Center inmates do not have a way to get onto the internet. The inmates do not have a way to keep in touch with friends and family using any electronic messaging systems.  You will need to send them a written letter to the address listed above if you would like to keep in touch with an inmate in the Elkhart County Corrections Center. 

Visiting Hours

Monday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
Sunday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
Holiday

The visiting starts in first in, first out type of fashion. No new visitors will be allowed in 45 minutes before the end of the visit day. 45 minutes before the end of the visit day officers start escorting those who were first in out of the visitor room.

How Often Can I Visit?

Inmates in the Elkhart County Corrections Center are allowed visitations if they are in good standing. You will need to get the times and dates you are allowed to come from an inmate. 

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