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P. O. Box 5500
15802 State Route 104 North
Chillicothe, OH 45601
(740) 774-7080; Fax (740) 779-5398
|Total Security Staff||349|
|FY13 GRF Budget
|(subject to monthly review and adjustment)|
|Daily Cost Per Inmate||$45.23|
|Population as of 01/14||2,823|
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.
For general visiting information or to download a visitor application, go to our visiting page.
Information on inmate telephone service and access is located at Offender Phone Services.
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.
Information on written correspondence may be found at Offender Mail and Packages.
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.
The Prison Rape Elimination Act was passed in 2003 to protect individuals from prison rape. Click here for more information.
Many institutions participate in fostering and training abandoned dogs for adoption.
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.[Back to top]