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Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Chillicothe Correctional Institution

Address

P. O. Box 5500
15802 State Route 104 North
Chillicothe, OH 45601

Phone

(740) 774-7080; Fax (740) 779-5398

Email for General Inquiries

DRC.PIOCCI@odrc.state.oh.us

 

Warden

Video Tour

Directions

Warden Norm Robinson

Institutional Information

Date Opened 1966
Total Acreage 72
Accreditation Status Yes
Total Security Staff 349
Total Staff 540 
FY13 GRF Budget
$42,886,883
(subject to monthly review and adjustment)
Daily Cost Per Inmate $45.23
Population as of 01/14 2,823
Black Inmates 1,009
White Inmates 1,741
Other Inmates 73 
Escapes/Walkways 2013 0
Security Levels
1's - 806
2's -
3's    4's   
1,859
26
0
Death Row 132

Security Level Descriptions:

  • 1 = Minimum Security
  • 2 = Medium Security
  • 3 = Close Security
  • 4 = Maximum Security
  • 5 = Administrative Maximum

Visiting

  Hours

  • Daily    8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Morning Session)
               1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.   (Afternoon Session)
               5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (SATURDAYS ONLY)
  • Visitors must be processed in no later than 10:00 a.m. for morning visiting sessions and 3:15 p.m. for afternoon visiting sessions.
  • Effective July 1, 2011 visiting will be closed on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
  • Visiting hours are subject to change without notice. Please call the institution to verify visiting hours before planning a visit.

  Reservations

  • Visiting reservations are required for all visiting sessions.
  • Reservations are accepted 30 days in advance. 
  • Approved visitors may make a reservation by calling 740-774-7085 days per week, between the hours of 3:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. or by emailing: drc.visitationCCI@odrc.state.oh.us 
  • Approved visitors may also request a reservation via U.S. Mail but must provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope for return confirmation.
  • Scheduled visitors are asked to call the cancellation line at 740-774-7086 if you need to cancel a reservation or send an email to drc.visitationCCI@odrc.state.oh.us 

Video Visitation

Video visitation may be available. Please contact the institution for available video visitation hours and visit www.jpay.com for additional application and fee information.

Institution-Specific Visiting Information

  • Visiting is limited to a maximum of five visitors per inmate at one time, including children.

For general visiting information or to download a visitor application, go to our visiting page.

Phone Calls

Inmate Funds

A kiosk is available in the front entry building of the institution from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., 7 days a week.  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

 

Correspondence

Volunteers in Prison

Chillicothe 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 Kelly Lott at 740-774-7080, ext. 2523 or via email at Kelly.Lott@odrc.state.oh.us

Prison Rape Elimination Act

The Prison Rape Elimination Act was passed in 2003 to protect individuals from prison rape.  Click here for more information.

Unique Programs

  • Therapeutic Community: In January of 2014, CCI was selected to house a Therapeutic Community dorm. Currently twelve offenders have been selected as the core group in the unit and are being trained by staff to help more offenders that will be housed in the unit. The TC program centers around the community as a primary agent of change and a second fundamental TC principle is “self-help.” This implies the individuals in the program are the main contributors to the change process.  TC participants are expected to become role models who actively reflect the values and teachings of the community. Ordered routine activities are intended to counter the characteristically disordered lives of these residents and teach them how to plan, set, and achieve goals and be accountable.
  • Horizon Program: The Horizon Prison Ministry expanded its program into the Chillicothe Correctional Institution and began transforming lives in July of 2010. There are currently 72 offenders in the program. The Horizon experience extends over a twelve month period and is an intense prison program. The inmates come together as a community in a living and learning environment where participants have the opportunity for significant personal growth. Each Horizon participant is required to pursue an aggressive curriculum of educational, spiritual, and psychological programs with immediate life applications. Mandatory Horizon programs include Family Life Meetings, Outside Brothers, Building Community, Victim Awareness, Family Letter Writing, Character Reformation and  Awakening.
  • Inmate Reintegration Unit: The Chillicothe Correctional Institution (CCI) and Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction provide reentry programming for offenders. CCI opened a Reintegration dorm that was specifically designed to meet the offenders programming needs. This unit was designed as the last step for inmates to gain skills that will equip them to become productive members of society. The Reintegration Unit is based on a pro-social model of integrating institutional and community resources to facilitate re-entry and reduce recidivism.

Inmate Programs

Industries

  • Chair factory
  • Mattress factory
  • Vehicle modification

Community Service

  • Kind Hands 4 Paws- puppy projects
  • St. Joseph's Church - rosary making
  • Ronald McDonald House - pop tab collection
  • Pioneer School - picnic tables
  • Good Samaritan Food Pantry and AmVets
  • Crayons to Computers - flash cards, hats, scarves, and mittens
  • Ross County YMCA and Southern Ohio Survivors - making hats for cancer patients
  • Salvation Army - refinishing church pews
  • Ross County Job and Family Services - making mittens, hats, and scarves for children in foster care
  • Art Club/AmVets - VFW - donated art pieces

Adoptable Dog Program

Many institutions participate in fostering and training abandoned dogs for adoption.

 

Academic

  • Adult Basic Education
  • GED
  • Literacy program
  • Ashland University

Vocational

  • Carpentry
  • Building maintenance
  • Welding
  • Heating, Cooling and Air Conditioning

Religious Services

Reading Room

Reading room

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.

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