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P. O. Box 540
68518 Bannock Road
St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950
(740) 695-5169; Fax (740) 526-0511
|Total Security Staff||291|
|FY13 GRF Budget
|(subject to monthly review and adjustment)|
|Daily Cost Per Inmate||$42.65|
|Population as of 7/15||2,696|
The Belmont Correctional Institution maintains two (2) video visiting kiosks in every housing unit. The hours of availability for video visits are as follows: 7:30-10:30 AM; 12:30-3:30 PM; and 5:00-8:00 PM with one (1) kiosk in each dorm designated as a visitation kiosk. Signs are posted in each unit indicating hours of operation for video visiting & “All electronic communications are subject to monitoring & recording.”
An approved visitor is defined as: a visitor that submitted
an application for visitation, processing has been
completed, and approval by institutional staff has taken
place. Any approved visitor may request a video visit.
Approved visitors must create an account and register with
JPAY. When family members register to have a video visit,
they are prompted by JPAY through a series of steps to
achieve their visit. Video visits must be scheduled at least
24 hours in advance of the time that they are requesting.
www.jpay.com for additional application and fee
Visit www.jpay.com for additional application and fee information.
For general visiting information or to download a visitor application, please go to our visiting page.
Information on inmate telephone service and access is located at Offender Phone Services.
A kiosk is available in the front entry building of the institution. Approved visitors may deposit funds into an offender trust account or PIN Debit phone account using the kiosks. For additional information on inmate funds or other deposit options please visit http://www.drc.ohio.gov/web/inmate_funds.htm.
Information on written correspondence may be found at Offender Mail and Packages.
Belmont Correctional Institution is committed to recruiting dedicated and resourceful volunteers to assist in reentry efforts by providing services to offenders. For additional information on these opportunities or the application process, please contact Tyler Hitzfield at 740-695-5169, ext. 2531 or via email at Tyler.Hitzfield@odrc.state.oh.us
The Prison Rape Elimination Act was passed in 2003 to protect individuals from prison rape. Click here for more information.
In 2000, former First Lady Hope Taft approached the Director about establishing a reading room for the children who visited their incarcerated parent at the Pickaway Correctional Institution. This idea spread across the state, and now the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction maintains children’s reading rooms in each prison.
The reading rooms encourage family literacy by providing a pleasant and comfortable setting for both child and incarcerated parent. Each room is stocked with a wide variety of children’s books and has an inmate narrator who reads to the visiting children twice a day. The role of the inmate narrator is to read picture books to the children in much the same manner that children’s hour would be done at a public library.
A variety of arts and craft supplies for the children are also available in most of the rooms. Many of the supplies and books are donated by employees and service organizations.