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Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction London Correctional Institution

London Correctional Institution


P. O. Box 69
1580 State Route 56, SW
London, Ohio 43140


(740) 852-2454; Fax (740) 845-3399

Email for General Inquiries




Video Tour


Warden Deb Timmerman-Cooper

Institutional Information

Date Opened 1924
Total Acreage 2,950
Accreditation Status Yes
Total Security Staff 213
Total Staff 391
FY15 GRF Budget
(subject to monthly review and adjustment)
Daily Cost Per Inmate $40.85
Population as of 05/01/2016 2,317
Black Inmates 1,058
White Inmates 1,255
Other Inmates 49
Escapes/Walkways 2016 0
Security Levels
1's - 1,058
2's - 1,255
3's -

Security Level Descriptions:

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

Family Information

Our Family Guide provides additional information for inmate family members and loved ones.



  • Wednesday - Saturday
    • 8:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. (morning session)
    • 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (noon session)
    • 2:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. (evening session)      
  • Visitors must be processed in no later than 10:00 a.m. for morning visiting sessions and 1:15 p.m. for afternoon visiting sessions, and 4:30 p.m. for evening visiting sessions.
  • Visiting is closed on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, and all State Holidays.
  • Visiting hours are subject to change without notice. Please call the institution to verify visiting hours before planning a visit.


  • For Email Reservations, please click here for more information.
  • Visiting reservations are required for all visiting sessions.
  • Reservations are accepted 30 days in advance. 
  • Approved visitors may make a reservation by calling 740-845-0174.  The visiting reservation line is answered Wednesday through Saturday at the following times:  10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.; 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.; and 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Number of Visiting Sessions

All visitors will be permitted up to 3 sessions per month regardless of their relationship to the inmate unless they are housed in B3.

Inmates housed in B3 will be permitted one visit session per visitor per month.

Video Visitation

London Correctional Institution maintains video visiting kiosks in every general population housing unit. The hours of availability for video visits are as follows: 7:00 AM – 10:30AM; 12:00PM – 3:30PM; and 6:00PM – 8:00PM.  Visits are 30 minutes in duration; however, an additional 30 minutes can be requested if there is no one scheduled at the same kiosk immediately after the conclusion of the initial video visit.  

An approved visitor is defined as: a visitor that submitted an application for visitation, processing has been completed, and approval by institutional staff 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.   

Institution-Specific Visiting Information

  • Visiting is limited to a maximum of 5 visitors per inmate at one time, unless special arrangements have been made in advance.

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

LoCI Visiting Rules and Regulations (11/14)

Inmate Funds

A kiosk is available in the front entry building of the institution from 8 a.m. to 5:30 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


  • Written correspondence to inmates must include the inmate's name and number on the envelope and be addressed to the appropriate institution.

Volunteers in Prison

London 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 Craig Cann at 740-852-2454, ext. 802-2600 or via email at Craig.Cann@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

  • The Renaissance Program is a seven week program of healing restoration and learning how to support inmate loved ones upon Reentry back into the community.  It represents the flagship of the various programs offered by LoCI's Recovery Services Department.  The program emphasizes honesty, ethical living, and responsibility as part of a new life abstinent from alcohol and other drugs. Armed with strategies to face the challenges of reentry and their post-release lives, Renaissance graduates exit prison far better prepared to become useful citizens and heads-of-households.
  • The New Beginnings Unit is a Community Service, Restorative Justice, Interfaith program.  Inmates will have the opportunity to give back to society by providing community service and participating in programming that will assist with gaining a better understanding of the impact their crimes had on their victims and to help inmates restore relationships. This program also gives inmate the opportunity to enhance their spirituality by living in an interfaith community.  Inmates will be able to develop a sense of awareness for other faiths and religions and gain a more sensitive point of understanding for their own faith.  Inmates will also be able to gain experience, skills and credentials for employment in the community upon their release from LoCI by participating in PUPP (Pets Uniting People Apprenticeship Program.)
  • The Horizon Program is an interfaith dormitory program where participants undergo a faith and character transformation by living in family units and utilizing social skill training, spiritual growth initiatives, and weekly visits with outside community mentors.  Horizon builds supportive connections between London Correctional Institution and community volunteers to reduce recidivism rates thus creating safer communities. Horizon's objectives are:
    • Increase personal responsibility
    • Increase family responsibility with programs to strengthen family relations;
    • Enhance employability through improved life skills and mentoring;
    • Develop cooperation and citizenship through weekly group and community meetings;
    • Increase religious and social tolerance by training from qualified faith and community volunteers

Inmate Programs


  • Dental laboratory
  • Multi Industries

Community Service

  • Ohio Reads
  • 4 Paw for Ability
  • Pets Uniting People Program
  • Crayons 2 Computers

Adoptable Dog Program

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

Apprenticeship Programs

  • Animal Trainer
  • Automotive Mechanic
  • Boiler Operator
  • Carpenter, Maintenance
  • Cook (any industry)
  • Dental Lab Technician
  • Electronic Technician
  • Electrical Maintenance
  • Farm Equipment Mechanic I
  • Farm Worker General I
  • HVAC
  • Janitor
  • Landscape Management Technician
  • Maintenance Repairer, Building
  • Plumber
  • Powerhouse Mechanic
  • Recovery Operator
  • Water Treatment Plant Operator



  • Adult Basic Education (ABLE)
  • Pre-GED
  • GED
  • High School English
  • High School Math
  • High School PE/Health
  • High School Science
  • High School Social Studies
  • Transitional Education Program (TEP)

Education Services

  • Computer Aided Instructional Laboratories (CAIL)
  • Correctional Education Association (CEA) Tutor Training
  • Library Services
  • Ohio Re-Entry Connections
  • Special Education Services

Career-Technical (Vocational) Programs

  • Auto Technology
  • Barbering
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Web Design/Computer Aided Graphics

Advanced Job Training Program

  • Urbana University

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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