Ohio State Penitentiary


Richard A. Bowen, Jr.


330-743-0700 (Fax: 330-743-0841)


878 Coitsville-Hubbard Road Youngstown, OH 44505

Volunteers in Prison

The Ohio State Penitentiary 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 Chaplain Thomas Fortini (330-743-0700 x 2450).

Prison Rape Elimination Act

The Prison Rape Elimination Act was passed in 2003 to protect individuals from prison rape.  Click here for more information.

Religious Services

Click here to view a complete listing of available programming/services. Chaplains Thomas Fortini and Robin Rader.


Written correspondence to inmates must include the inmate's name and number on the envelope and be addressed to 878 Coitsville-Hubbard Road Youngstown, OH 44505.

Inmate Funds

For more information, click here.

OSP on Social

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Video Visitation

Video visitation is no longer available at OSP.


Inmate visiting is Wednesday through Sunday 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. All visits are by appointment only. You can call (330) 743-0700 EXT 2111. If you have any questions, you can call the shift office at any time Ext 2056. Click here for additional information.

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Institutional Information

Date Opened 1998
Total Acreage 240
Accreditation Status Yes
Total Staff 337
Population (as of 6/1/16) 526

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