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P. O. Box 8000
501 Thompson Road
Conneaut, Ohio 44030
(440) 599-4100; Fax (440) 593-4536
|Total Security Staff||144|
|Annual Operation Budget
|Daily Cost Per Inmate||$46.43|
|Population as of 3/12||1542|
Our Family Guide provides additional information for inmate family members and loved ones.
Wednesday: Visitation for General Population
Thursday: Visitation for Merit Dorms and Segregation
Friday: Visitation for General Population and Segregation
Saturday/Sunday: See below schedule
There are two sessions per day. Times are as follows:
Offenders' numbers ending in an even number will have visitation privileges on Saturdays from October 1, 2013, through December 31, 2013
Offenders' numbers ending in an odd number will have visitation privileges on Sundays from October 1, 2013, through December 31, 2013
Visitation privileges for general population will be on a first-come, first-serve basis on Wednesdays and Fridays. Thursdays will be limited to Segregation and Merit Dorm inmates.
Merit Dorm Inmates will also be allowed to visit on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays according to the revised visitation schedule.
Visitation privileges for Saturdays and Sundays are typically the more desirable days for families to visit. As a result, these two days will be broken down according to last name, offender identification number, and two sessions (AM and PM). Length of visit for general population/merit dorms may be limited to 2 hours depending on the number of visitors.
Visitation privileges on Thursdays and Fridays for Segregation Offender must be made by appointment only. Appointments can be made via telephone by calling the visitation department at 440-599-4100 or by email at LakeErieVisitation@cca.com. Approved visitors can make a reservation up to thirty (30) days in advance but no later than seven (7) days in advance.
General population will be allowed a maximum of 2 visits per visitor each month with a maximum of 5 visitors; and Merit Dorms will be permitted a maximum of 4 visits per visitor each month with a maximum of 5 visitors. Inmates housed in Segregation under Disciplinary Control or Local Control will be permitted a maximum of one (1) visit per visitor each month with a maximum of two (2) visits per visitor each month with a maximum of 1 hour and a limit of 2 visitors.
If an approved visitor(s) for Segregation needs to cancel a reservation, they must call seven (7) days in advance, or if they fail to show up, the offender will be charged a visit for the current month. Additionally, visits denied and/or terminated for any reason will also count towards a visit for the current month.
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.
Lake Erie Correctional Institution maintains video visiting kiosks in every general population housing unit. The hours of availability for video visits are as follows: Noon to 3:00pm. 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 should be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance to insure proper notification; however they may be scheduled up to one hour in advance of the time that they are requesting.
Lake Erie 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 Vince Vantell at 440-599-4536, ext. 64103 or via email at Vince.Vantell@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.