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2338 North West Street
Lima, Ohio 45801
(419) 224-8000; Fax (419) 224-5828
|Total Security Staff||307|
|FY 15 GRF Budget
|(subject to monthly review and adjustment)|
|Daily Cost Per Inmate||$71.88|
|Population as of 06/01/16||1,637|
Visiting at the Oakwood Unit is by reservation only.
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.
Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution maintains video visiting kiosks in every general population housing unit in addition to protective custody and residential treatment units. The hours of availability for video visits are as follows: 7:30 AM – 10:30AM; 12:30PM – 3:30PM; and 5:00PM – 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. Approved visitors may visit www.jpay.com for additional information
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.
Allen Oakwood 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 Crystal Ester at 419-224-8000, ext. 2233 or via email at Crystal.Ester@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]