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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 311
Total Staff 454
FY13 GRF Budget
(subject to monthly review and adjustment)
Daily Cost Per Inmate $48.87
Population as of 4/14 2,474
Black Inmates 934
White Inmates 1,497
Other Inmates 43
Escapes/Walkways 2013 0
Security Levels
1's: 1,426
2's: 1,042

Security Level Descriptions:

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


New rules effective June 11, 2013

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.

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. on weekdays and 9 a.m. on weekends.

"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

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.


  • 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 Jeffrey Wheelbarger at 740-852-9777, ext. 2440 or via email at Jeffrey.Wheelbarger@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 Youthful Offender Program at Madison houses young men between the ages of 14 and 17 years old.  They are received into a living unit specifically designed for this population.  The Youthful Offender Program is maintained by ensuring a structured daily schedule, as well as placing a high priority on each young man obtaining his high school education.  The program is driven by an incentive based system which is structured to encourage mature behavior.  Reentry programming is also offered within this housing unit.
  • Sex Offender Risk Reduction Center (SORRC) provides assessment and basic sex offender education services to all inmates sentenced as or determined to be a sex offender.  The SORRC program provides twenty hours of basic sex offender education with the goal of ensuring that all sex offenders committed to DRC are confronted with the effects of their offenses on their victims and encouraged to take responsibility for their actions.  After completing the program, the inmates are transferred to their parent institution to complete their court ordered sentence.
  • 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



  • Adult Basic Education
  • Pre-GED
  • GED
  • High School


  • Drafting
  • Administrative Office Technologies
  • Horticulture
  • Turf Maintenance

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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