New Castle Correctional Facility1000 Van Nuys Road
New Castle, IN 47362
Phone: (765) 593-0111
Fax: (765) 593-6770 Capacity: 3,094
Client: Indiana Department of Correction
Accreditations: American Correctional Association (ACA)
BACKGROUND: The Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC) and The GEO Group, Inc. (GEO) finalized contract negotiations in September 2005 to transition the New Castle Correctional Facility to GEO’s operation and management. This public-private correctional partnership is the first of its kind in Indiana. The facility is located in the city of New Castle next to the IDOC’s statewide Correctional Training Institute. Because the facility was an existing IDOC facility, one of GEO’s priorities was to ensure that existing staff were afforded the opportunity to work with GEO. GEO interviewed 100% of the existing staff for employment resulting in an exceptional outcome of approximately 90% retention of the existing State personnel.
SCOPE OF WORK: GEO provides secure care, custody and control for Indiana Department of Correction offenders. Services provided by GEO include security, programs and transportation. The facility houses security levels 1 through 3 adult male offenders including special needs offenders: maximum security (the psychiatric unit), medium security (general population), and minimum security (outside dorm). Food Service is contracted by Aramark and medical services are contracted by Correctional Medical Services directly through IDOC.
FACILITY DESCRIPTION: The facility resides on approximately 325 acres with 775,300 sq. ft. consisting of an administration building, program services building, recreation building and 13 buildings/units with individual housing ranges in each building located on the property. One of the buildings serves as the reception and receiving area for offenders including those with psychiatric special needs, offenders requiring disciplinary segregation and offenders requiring infirmary care. The remaining 12 buildings/units house general population offenders. The New Castle Correctional Facility has one of the largest multi-purpose buildings in the state. A new $23 million high-security annex was completed during the first quarter of 2012, increasing the capacity of the facility by 512 beds.
ACCREDITATION: The facility received initial accreditation by the American Correctional Association in 2008 and was reaccredited in 2011 and 2014.