Chillicothe Correctional Officer of the Year

Chillicothe Correctional Institution

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Tim Shoop


740-774-7080 (Fax: 740-779-5398)


15802 State Route North 104 Chillicothe, OH 45601

Volunteers in Prison

Chillicothe 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 Kelly Lott at 740-774-7080, ext. 2523 or via email

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.


Written correspondence to inmates must include the inmate's name and number on the envelope and be addressed to PO Box 5500 Chillicothe, OH 45601.

Inmate Funds

For additional information on inmate funds or other deposit options please click here.

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Video Visitation

The Chillicothe Correctional Institution has visiting kiosks available in all general population housing units. Video visitation is available 7 days per week. The hours available for video visitations are 7:00-10:00 AM, 12:00-4:00 PM, and 5:00-8:00 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.

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CCI accepts visiting reservations beginning at 6:00am and ending at 9:00pm. Visitation is available daily during a morning session (8am - 12pm) and afternoon session (1pm - 5pm) in addition to the Saturday only session (5:30pm - 8:30pm). Visitors must be processed in no later than 10am for morning sessions and 3:15pm for afternoon sessions. Visiting is closed on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Visiting hours are subject to change without notice. Please call the institution to verify visiting hours prior to your planned visit or email by clicking here. To make reservations, please call 740-774-7085; to cancel reservations, please call 740-774-7086. Reservations must be made in advance, but no earlier than 30 days in advance. Effective immediately, visitors will only be permitted to bring in one car key during a visit. All other items must be left in a locked vehicle.

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Institutional Information


Date Opened 1966
Total Acreage 72
Accreditation Status Yes
Total Staff 540
Population (As of 7/1/19) 2,707


Unique Programs

Offender Programs

Community Services

  • Animal Trainer Apprenticeship


  • Adult Basic Education (ABLE)
  • Pre-GED
  • GED
  • High School Options
  • Transitional Education Program (TEP)

Apprenticeship Programs

  • Alteration Tailor
  • Animal Trainer
  • Landscape Management Technician
  • Recovery Operator
  • Janitor
  • Plumber

Education Services

  • Computer Aided Instructional Laboratories (CAIL)
  • Correctional Education Association (CEA) Tutor Training
  • Ohio Reentry Connections
  • Special Education Services
  • Library Services
  • Distance Learning Center

Career-Technical (Vocational) Programs

  • Administrative Professional Support (APS)
  • Applied Academics
  • Food Management and Production Services
  • Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

Advanced Job Training Program

  • Ashland University

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