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Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Lebanon Correctional Institution

Address

P. O. Box 56
3791 State Route 63
Lebanon, Ohio 45036

Phone

(513) 932-1211; Fax (513) 932-1320

Email for General Inquiries

Ellen.Myers@odrc.state.oh.us

 

Warden

Video Tour

Directions

Warden Ernie Moore

Institutional Information

Date Opened 1960
Total Acreage 1,900
Accreditation Status Yes
Total Security Staff 336
Total Staff 506
FY13 GRF Budget
$41,876,812
(subject to monthly review and adjustment)
Daily Cost Per Inmate $45.25
Population as of 7/14 2,464
Black Inmates 1,477
White Inmates 946
Other Inmates 41
Escapes/Walkways 2013 0
Security Levels
1's:
2's:
193
136
3's:
4's:
5's: 
2,131
4
0
   

Security Level Descriptions:

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

Visiting

  • General Population: Inmates are permitted visits based on their institutional number. Inmates whose institutional number ends in an odd number are permitted visitation on odd numbered calendar days.  Inmates whose institutional number ends in an even number are permitted visitation on even numbered calendar days.  Visitation is available on the following days and times:

    Monday through Friday

    Session Visiting Times Processed in
    by time
    1st 12:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. 1:00 p.m.
    2nd 2:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. 3:30 p.m.
    3rd 5:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

     

    Saturday - Sunday      

    Session Visiting Times Processed in
    by time
    1st 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 10:15 a.m.
    2nd 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. 12:45 p.m.
    3rd 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 3:15 p.m.

     

    Reservation Hours:

    §  Visiting reservations are required for all visiting sessions.

    §  Approved visitors may make a reservation up to 30 days in advance by calling 513-932-4616. 

    §  The visiting reservation phone line is answered Monday through Friday between the hours of 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  On Saturday and Sunday, the reservation phone line is answered between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

    §  The name, number, and relationship to the inmate must be provided at the time of making the reservation.

    §  If you make a reservation and want to cancel, you will need to call three (3) days in advance, or you will be charged a visit for the following month.  A “No Show” is a reservation spot that someone else could have made.

    §  Visiting hours are subject to change without notice. Please call the institution at 513-932-1211 to verify visiting hours before planning a visit.

    §  Visiting is closed on all State Holidays.

    §  Visiting is limited to a maximum of three (3) visitors per inmate at one time, including walking children, unless special arrangements have been made in advance.

    §  Each visiting session counts as a separate visit.  Therefore, two (2)  visits on the same day shall count as the two (2) visits allowed per inmate each month.

    §  Inmates housed in General Population and Security Control status will be permitted weekend visits, while inmates in Disciplinary or Local Control Status are not authorized for weekend visitation.

    §  Inmates in Disciplinary or Local Control Status housing are permitted one (2) two hour visit per month, with a maximum of (3) three visitors. 

Visiting Hours - Correctional Camp

Monday through Friday

Session Visiting Times Processed in
by time
1st 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

 

Saturday and Sunday

Session Visiting Times Processed in
by time
1st 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m.
2nd 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

 

Camp visiting is closed on all State Holidays.

Reservations - Correctional Camp

  • Visiting reservations are required for all visiting sessions.

  • Reservation requests will be accepted no less than 72 hours and no more than 30 days in advance of visit.

  • Telephone reservation requests will be accepted by calling 513-932-1211, ext. 3911, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Institution-Specific Visiting Information

§  Visiting is limited to a maximum of three (3) visitors per inmate at one time, including walking children, unless special arrangements have been made in advance.

§  Each visiting session counts as a separate visit.  Therefore, two (2)  visits on the same day shall count as the two (2) visits allowed per inmate each month.

§  Inmates housed in General Population and Security Control status will be permitted weekend visits, while inmates in Disciplinary or Local Control Status are not authorized for weekend visitation.

§  Inmates in Disciplinary or Local Control Status housing are permitted one (2) two hour visit per month, with a maximum of (3) three visitors.

Video Visitation

At Lebanon Correctional Institution, video visitation is available seven (7) days weekly, from 7:30-10:30 AM, 12:00-3:00 PM, and 5:30-8:30 PM.  Visits are thirty (30) minutes in duration, but an additional thirty minutes can be scheduled if the kiosk is not scheduled immediately after your scheduled video visit.  Video visitation reservations must be made twenty-four (24) hours in advance and are subject to first-come, first-serve availability.

An approved visitor is defined as: a visitor that submitted an application for visitation, processing has been completed, and approval by institutional staff has taken place.  Any approved visitor 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.

Video visitation kiosks are available to all general population inmates in their housing units.   Inmates in restrictive housing (segregation) are not permitted video visits.   All visitation rules and regulations for video visitation are the same as institutional visits.  Violation of visiting rules during video visitation might result in a loss of visiting privileges.    All video visits are monitored, recorded, and/or reviewed after the video visit session.  Video visitation is limited to only approved and tentatively approved visitors.  Video visits might be stopped if a violation of visiting rules is observed. 

Inmate Funds

A kiosk is available in the front entry building of the institution from 8 a.m. to 8 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

Correspondence

  • 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

Lebanon 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 Charles Benton at 513-932-1211, ext. 3222 or via email at Charles.Benton@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

  • Real Men Crochet Program started in March 2008. The two-phase program provides inmates with the basic art of crocheting and then gives them the opportunity to donate works to area nonprofit groups, making community service an integral part of re-entry.  Inmates have made attractive scarves and hats for the local homeless shelter.  The men have also made beautiful afghans that were donated to the Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.  In addition, inmates have started crocheting sweaters for Guide Posts for Kids.  These sweaters will be sent overseas and throughout the United States.  Presently, there are 20 inmates that are crocheting in this program and the waiting list continues to grow.  So far, 57 scarves and hats have been sent to a homeless shelter in Dayton, Ohio.  A total of 16 afghans were sent to the VA hospital in Dayton, Ohio.  In addition, three (3) United States flag afghans are completed; one (1) Ohio State flag afghan, and 63 hats and scarves are ready to be dropped off.  All of the materials for this program are donated by the public.
  • The Sew Much Comfort Program helps provide adaptive clothing for wounded service members from all branches of the military and National Guard. T-shirts, polo shirts, sweatpants, and underwear are altered by opening seams and attaching Velcro closures where needed.  Another facet of this program allows inmates to make cloth hospital bedrail bags and wheelchair bags which can be used for many purposes.  These items are sent to U.S. Army bases all over the world.  Lebanon Correctional started the program in November 2006 and we have shipped 630 bags.

Inmate Programs

Industries

  • License plate manufacturing
  • License plate validation sticker
  • Distribution Center Warehouse

Community Service

  • Crayons to Computers
  • Dayton Veteran's Administration - Real Men Crochet
  • Hope in Heels - sewing "pookie pouches," blankets, etc.
  • Keeping our Kids Warm - crochet hats, etc.

Adoptable Dog Program

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

Academic

  • Adult Basic Education
  • Pre-GED
  • GED
  • College program - Two year Non-degree

Vocational

  • Administrative Office Technology
  • Graphic Communication
  • Food production/management services
  • Baking

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 room at LeCI is stocked with a wide variety of children’s books.  The child and guardian may select a book from the reading room to take back to their designated visiting table. We encourage the incarcerated parent to take the selected book and read to child.  The opportunity to read to a child can build a bond and it can also help to foster a lifelong love of books.

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