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After a successful yellow ribbon campaign put together by the Miami County community, the Indiana Prison Site Selection Committee chose the site at Grissom Aeroplex for Miami Correctional Facility. The facility is located on 200 acres of the former Grissom Air Force Base. The Indiana Department of Correction broke ground on the Miami Correctional Facility Aug. 27, 1997.
The facility is located on the southeast corner of the Grissom Aeroplex, just south of Peru, Indiana, in Miami County. The facility is classified as a Level 2/3 or medium/high medium security correctional facility.
The Phase I of the facility houses more than 1,224 offenders including the minimum security facility, which is located outside the secured perimeter of the medium security facility. Phase II construction began in 1999 and ended in 2001. The first housing unit in Phase II opened in October 2001. This phase houses an additional 1,632 offenders. Miami Correctional Facility’s total bed capacity is 3,188.