Ross Correctional Institution Officer of the Year

Ross Correctional Institution

Visitation Reservation Only

Customer support for visiting reservations can be reached at: (855) 208-7349 or


Bill Cool


740-774-7050 (Fax: 740-774-7055)


16149 State Route 104 Chillicothe, OH 45601

Volunteers in Prison

Ross 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 Chris Markko at 740-774-7050, ext. 2519 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 7010 Chillicothe, OH 45601Click here for Legal Mail information.

Inmate Funds

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

RCI on Social

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Video Visitation

The Ross Correctional Institution maintains video visiting kiosks in every general population housing unit. The hours available 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 can be requested if another visit was not already scheduled on the same kiosk immediately after the conclusion of the requestor’s initial 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.  

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

Approved visitors may visit for additional information

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Institutional Information

Date Opened 1987
Total Acreage 1,707
Accreditation Status Yes
Total Staff 494
Population (as of 7/1/19) 1,873

Unique Programs

Offender Programs

Community Services

  • Crayons to Computers
  • Job and Family Services - Teddy Bears
  • Job and Family Services - Holiday Present Wrapping
  • Job and Family Services - Curtain Climbers
  • Vannie Project
  • Ross County Humane Society
  • RCI Recycling
  • Relay for Life
  • Local Schools: Adena, Unioto, Huntington
  • Local Churches


  • Adult Basic Education (ABLE)
  • GED

Apprenticeship Programs

  • Various

Education Services

  • Various

Career-Technical (Vocational) Programs

  • Carpentry
  • Barbering
  • Administrative Office Technology

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