440-748-1161 (Fax: 440-748-2521)
2500 South Avon Belden Road Grafton, OH 44044
Grafton 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 Adam Kastler at 440-748-1161, ext. 5402 or via email.
The Prison Rape Elimination Act was passed in 2003 to protect individuals from prison rape. Click here for more information.
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Written correspondence to inmates must include the inmate's name and number on the envelope and be addressed to 2500 South Avon Belden Road Grafton, OH 44044,
A kiosk is available in the front entry building of the institution from 6 a.m. to 9:30 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 click here.
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The Grafton Correctional Institution and Grafton Reintegration Center maintain video visiting kiosks in every general population housing unit. The hours of availability for video visits are as follows: 7:30 AM – 10:30AM; 12:30PM – 3:30PM; and 5:30PM – 8:30PM. Visits are 30 minutes in duration; however, an additional 30 minutes may 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 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.
Approved visitors may visit www.jpay.com for additional information
Visiting hours are subject to change without notice. Please call the institution to verify visiting hours before planning a visit. Click here for additional information.
Women in Corrections Hosted by GCI
Mentor Training at GCI
Healthy Back to School Dads Day
GCI offers several specialized housing units and programs. The Veterans Unit offers programming and comradery related to veteran’s affairs. The Faith-Based Unit offers men of diverse religious background programming and meaningful unit based activities surrounding faith and spirituality. Grafton Reintegration Center is a three dorm center that offers low level offender the opportunity to experience many programs and meaningful activities prior to release.
Located at GCI, this extensive residential program is design to address the behavioral needs of high risk sex offenders.
Located at the GRC, this recovery based program promotes treatment through a community approach.
The home of the HOPE Channel. This program develops media and graphical design. It offers video programming to all facilities in the NE Region.
This 4 week program allows offenders the opportunity to receive their Class A Commercial Driver’s License. Additionally, PI&I Trucking offers full-time employment to all graduates upon release.
This culinary arts program is run by the founder of Edwin’s Leadership and Restaurant Institute. This year long program offers all aspects of the restaurant business along with possible employment upon release.