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2075 South Avon-Belden Road
Grafton, Ohio 44044
(440) 748-1049; Fax (440) 748-2191
|Total Security Staff||265|
|FY13 GRF Budget
|(subject to monthly review and adjustment)|
|Daily Cost Per Inmate||$64.51|
|Population as of 04/13||1,479|
Effective May 15, 2013
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (Morning Session)
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Afternoon Session)
Visitation hours are the same for all inmates, regardless of assigned visiting day. To determine assigned visiting day, please see the appropriate section below.
Visitors must be processed in no later than 9:30 a.m. for morning visiting sessions and 1:00 p.m. for afternoon visiting sessions.
We recommend visitors arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of the visiting session to complete registration paperwork and review documentation.
Visiting is closed for all inmates on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
Visiting hours are subject to change without notice. Please call the institution to verify visiting hours before planning a visit.
Reception Status Inmates (newly received from the county)
Tuesday - Friday (no reservation required)
Reception inmates with numbers ending in an even number (0, 2,4,6,8,) may have visitation on even number dates.
Reception inmates with numbers ending in odd numbers (1,3,5,7,9) may have visitation on odd number dates.
Reception inmates may receive 4 visits per month, no more than 2 per visitor. Each session counts as a separate visit.
Reception inmates are allowed weekend visitation with their school age children with prior approval. However, the initial visit must take place on a weekday for verification and documentation of relationship.
Visitors of reception inmates are permitted to download and bring the completed visitor application with them on their first visit. You may obtain the visitor application from our visiting page.
ALL VISITORS must prove relationship to the inmate.
Cadre Inmates only:
CADRE VISITORS ONLY are required to make a reservation prior to visiting.
Visits are permitted on Saturdays, Sundays, and all holidays except Christmas Day and New Year's Day. There will be no visits scheduled on Mondays regardless of a holiday.
All visitors must be approved by Unit Staff prior to visiting.
Cadre inmates may receive 4 visits each month Each session counts as a separate visit.
Reservations are required at least 24 hours prior to the visit and up to 14 days in advance.
Approved visitors should make a reservation by calling 440-748-1049, ext. 399 Monday through Friday between the hours of 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Any cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance, or the visit will be counted as a visit for the month.
Visitors may only make a reservation for one session and one offender during a call.
Each visitor will receive a confirmation number which he or she will be required to bring the day of the visit.
Visiting is limited to a maximum of 4 visitors per inmate at one time, including walking children, unless special arrangements have been made in advance.
All inmates housed in the Special Management unit are permitted visitation Tuesday through Friday only. Inmates housed in Local Control Status or Disciplinary Control will receive a one hour visit per month.
No money is permitted in the visitation room. Visitors may purchase a vending card with a $5 bill to buy food items during the visit.
For general visiting information or to download a visitor application, please go to our visiting page.
Newly received inmates do not have access to the telephones for the first 5 - 7 days following their arrival at LorCI.
Thereafter, reception inmates generally have access to the phones 5 days per week, at various times throughout the day.
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 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.
Information on written correspondence may be found at Offender Mail and Packages.
Inmates with expired sentences or release have a choice of being picked up at the institution or being transported by LorCI to the nearest bus station. During the week, family members may pick up a released offender at 10:00 a.m., families should arrive a ½ hour prior. For releases taking place on a weekend or holidays, families should arrive after 8:00 a.m. and no later than 10:00 a.m.
Release times are subject to change without notice. Please call the institution first to verify the offender's release.
Lorain 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 Laura Solnick at 440-748-1049, ext. 242 or via email at Laura.Solnick@odrc.state.oh.us
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]