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Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Madison Correctional Institution


P. O. Box 740
1851 State Route 56
London, Ohio 43140


(740) 852-9777; Fax (740) 852-3666 

Email for General Inquiries




Video Tour


Warden Rhonda Richard

Institutional Information

Date Opened 1987
Total Acreage 125
Accreditation Status Yes
Total Security Staff 374
Total Staff 500
FY15 GRF Budget
(subject to monthly review and adjustment)
Daily Cost Per Inmate $43.36
Population as of 07/01/2016 1,968
Black Inmates 767
White Inmates 1,147
Other Inmates 54
Escapes/Walkways 2016 0
Security Levels
1's: 1,272
2's: 139

Security Level Descriptions:

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


New rules effective July 7, 2014

Visitation days are based on the inmate's institution number. Inmate numbers ending with an even number (0,2,4,6,8) will visit on the even numbered dates of the month. Inmate numbers ending with an odd number (1,3,5,7,9) will visit on the odd numbered dates of the month.

Walk-in visitors will be processed on a first come, first serve basis until 1 p.m. daily. Terminations will be on a first in, first out basis.

Visitation periods are "split sessions" with each session counted as a single visit for the month.  For example:

  • 1st visitation session - 8 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. (1 visit)
  • 2nd visitation session - 11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. (1 visit)

Visitors must arrive before 10 a.m. for the 1st visitation session and 1 p.m. for the 2nd visitation session.

"All Day" visits by the same visitor are counted as two visits for the month.

If the visiting room is at full capacity but additional visitors arrive, the first visitor registered will be terminated and asked to leave before the end of the visitation session. This will be conducted strictly using the visitor sign in log. Visitors will not be given consideration based on the distance they traveled. If a visitation session is terminated early due to crowding, the terminated visitor will have the opportunity to visit during the 2nd visitation session without being charged a second monthly visit.

Only four visitors per inmate can visit at each visitation session. Children aged 2 and above are counted as a visitor toward the total number of visitors regardless of the child's size.

Reservations will be taken from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday by calling (740) 852-1411 and are required the day before and after all state-recognized holidays. Reservations are accepted 30 days in advance and must be made by the person who will be visiting. Visitation is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and all state-recognized holidays.

Any scheduled visits that do not honor the day/time of visitation will be considered a "no show/no call" and will count as one visit.

Approved visitors for Level 2 inmates can visit three times per month for family members and two times per month for friends.

Approved visitors for Level 1 inmates can visit four times per month for family and three times per month for friends.

Cash and coins are not permitted in the visiting room. You may bring cash to the registration area that can be processed into a vending card that will inside the visiting rooms. The smallest denomination that can be processed is a $5 bill. Visitors will be charged a $2 processing fee for the card. After the initial purchase, visitors may add more money in any cash denomination.

Please be advised that weapons and illegal drugs are prohibited from institution property.  All tobacco products, and electronic devices or mobile phones are strictly prohibited. These items must be secured inside your vehicles at all times. Violation of any visiting rule can result in restriction of visiting privileges.

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

Video Visitation

At Madison Correctional Institution, video visitation is available seven (7) days weekly, from 7:30-10:30 AM, 12:30-3:30 PM, and 5:30-8:30 PM.  Visits are thirty (30) minutes in duration, but an additional thirty minutes can be scheduled if the kiosk is not scheduled immediately after your scheduled video visit.  Video visitation reservations must be made twenty-four (24) hours in advance and are subject to first-come, first-serve availability.

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.

Video visitation kiosks are available to all general population inmates in their housing units.   Inmates in restrictive housing (segregation) are not permitted video visits.   All visitation rules and regulations for video visitation are the same as institutional visits.  Violation of visiting rules during video visitation might result in a loss of visiting privileges.    All video visits are monitored, recorded, and/or reviewed after the video visit session.  Video visitation is limited to only approved and tentatively approved visitors.  Video visits might be stopped if a violation of visiting rules is observed. 


  • 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

Madison 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 William Steinhoff at 740-852-9777, ext. 2624 or via email at William.Steinhoff@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

  • Faith Based Reentry Dorm is a collaborative initiative and includes the following ministries:  Alpha, Celebrate Recovery, Evangelism Explosion, Prison Fellowship, and Promise Keepers.  We have several volunteer ministries as well, offering group and individual mentoring.  Faith Based housing is also available for the men upon their release.

Inmate Programs

Community Service

  • Crocheting Behind Bars
  • Fresh Start Canine Program
  • Crayons to Computers

Adoptable Dog Program

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


  • Modular furniture assembly shop

Apprenticeship Programs

  • Alteration Tailor
  • Animal Trainer
  • Boiler Operator
  • Carpenter, Maintenance
  • Cook (any industry)
  • Drafter, Detail
  • Electrician
  • Furniture Finisher
  • Furniture Upholsterer
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Janitor
  • Laundry Machine Mechanic
  • Machine Operator
  • Maintenance Repairer, Building
  • Painter
  • Plumber
  • Quality Control Inspector
  • Quality Control Technician
  • Recovery Operator
  • Welder, Combination


  • Adult Basic Literacy Education (ABLE)
  • Pre-GED
  • GED
  • High School Options

Education Services

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

Career-Technical (Vocational) Programs

  • Administrative Professional Support (APS)
  • Drafting
  • Horticulture - Zone A & Zone B

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 visitor. Each room is stocked with a wide variety of children’s books and a variety of arts and craft supplies.  Many of the supplies are donated by staff and other community organizations. 

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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