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Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Toledo Correctional Institution



P.O. Box 80033
2001 East Central Avenue
Toledo, Ohio 43608


(419) 726-7977; Fax (419) 726-7157

Email for General Inquiries




Video Tour


Warden John Coleman

Institutional Information

Date Opened 2000
Total Acreage 45.24
Accreditation Status Yes
Total Security Staff 314
Total Staff 409
FY15 GRF Budget
(subject to monthly review and adjustment)
Daily Cost Per Inmate $83.16
Population as of 07/01/2016 1,208
Black Inmates 661
White Inmates 511
Other Inmates 36
Escapes/Walkways 2016 0
Security Levels
1's: 121
2's: 19
3's: 850
4's -
5's -

Security Level Descriptions:

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


  • Reservations are required for visitation.  Reservations can be made through phone or email.  Reservations can be made from 8:30 am until 3:00 pm, Wednesday through Sunday by calling the institution. Reservations can be made up to 30 days in advance. A total of two reservations can be made during a phone call or email.

    Visiting Hours: Wednesday – Sunday; Visiting is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, and holidays.

    ·       Morning Session:  8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with a cut off time for entry at 9:45 am.

    ·       Afternoon Session: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  No cut off time for entry.

    ·       Reservations can be made by calling 419-726-7977 ext 7552, or email at drc.visitationtoci@odrc.state.oh.us

    Email reservation instructions    

    §         Visiting hours are subject to change without notice. Please call the institution to verify visiting hours before planning a visit.

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

Video Visitation

The Toledo Correctional Institution maintains video visiting kiosks in every general population housing unit.  The hours of availability for video visits are as follows: 

  • Morning visits are permitted between the hours of 8:00 am and 10:30 pm.
  • Afternoon visits are permitted between the hours of 6:00pm and 8:30pm.

All visits are 30 minutes in duration and must be from an approved visitor.  An approved visitor is someone who has submitted an application for visitation and that application has been approved by institutional staff.  Approved visitors must create an account and register with JPay.  When approved visitors register for a video visit, they will be prompted by JPay through a series of steps to schedule and confirm their visit.  Video visits must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance of the time they are requesting.

Inmate Funds

A kiosk is available in the front entry building of the institution from 7:30 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


  • 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

Toledo 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 Sonrisa Sehlmeyer at 419-726-7977, ext. 7210 or via email at Sonrisa.Sehlmeyer@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 RIDGE Project:  This is a faith based non-profit organization that offers a marriage and family strengthening project developed specifically to address the unique obstacles families face when one partner is incarcerated for more than six months.  The program works with both parents not only to ensure healthy marriages and strong families, but also to ensure successful reentry of the inmate, stop incarceration within family of inmates, reduce recidivism for ex-offenders and reduce negative behaviors among children of inmates.
  • Real Challenges for Real Men: This 10 week program focuses on personal responsibility and accepting the consequences for ones actions through improving the inmate's reasoning skills.

Inmate Programs

Community Service

  • Dog Program
  • Bicycle Repair
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Quilting
  • Collection of canned goods for local food bank

Adoptable Dog Program

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


  • ABE
  • Pre-GED
  • GED
  • Advanced Job Training (through Owens Community College)


  • Administrative Office Technology
  • Computer Repair

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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