Southeastern Correctional Institution Officer of the Year

Southeastern Correctional Institution

Warden

Brian Cook

Phone

740-653-4324 (Fax: 740-564-9671)

Address

5900 B.I.S. Road Lancaster, OH 43130

Volunteers in Prison

Southeastern Correctional Complex 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 Jarrod Robinson at 740-653-4324, ext. 2001 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.

Correspondence

Written correspondence to inmates must include the inmate's name and number on the envelope and be addressed to 5900 B.I.S. Road Lancaster, OH 43130.

Inmate Funds

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

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Video Visitation

The Southeastern Correctional Complex Lancaster/ Hocking maintains video visiting kiosks in every general population housing unit. The hours of availability for video visiting are as follows: Morning session is 7:30am to 10:30am, Afternoon session is 11:50am to 2:50pm, and evening session is 5:30pm to 8:30pm. Video visits are 30 minutes in duration and 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. 

All individuals requesting a video visit must be on the approved visit list or tentatively approved. All visitors must adhere to all applicable visiting rules as if they were visiting in person. If they are unclear of the rules for visiting, they should contact the prison at which the inmate resides. 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.

Approved visitors may visit www.jpay.com for additional information

Visiting

Visiting reservations are required for all visiting sessions. Reservations shall be scheduled in one of the following ways:

  • By telephone - 1-866-907-4516- Thursday through Monday, 9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • By email DRC.visitationSCI@odrc.state.oh.us. This is the preferred method due to the high volume of calls.  Visitors must provide the below information:
  • Name and number of inmate with whom they are requesting a visit;
  • Names of all approved visitors requesting the visit and relationship of all visitors to inmate;
  • Date of the requested visit and either morning, afternoon, or all day session (if eligible).
  • Any special accommodations requested.
  • Once received, reservation requests shall be processed and an email response shall be returned to sender within 48 hours of the institution receiving the email (excluding Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and holidays). Visitors will be provided a confirmation code that must be provided upon arrival to the check in officer.
  • Reservations can only be made two months in advance.
  • Reservation requests must be made no less than 7 days in advance.
  • Reservations are approved on a first requested basis.
  • All day visits shall count as one visit.
  • When your visit is approved, you will receive a confirmation number for your visit which you will be required to provide upon your arrival.
  • Once approved you may cancel your visit by using one of the three listed methods for reservations, but it must be cancelled at least 72 hours in advance.
  • Visitors who do not arrive for a reserved visit and fail to cancel said visit at least 72 hours in advance will have the visit count against their total for the month. 
  • NO open toed shoes (flip flops or sandals) or any boot/shoe that extends above the bottom of the calf.  Double lined, insulated, or padded coats/Jackets will not be permitted to wear into the visiting room.

 

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Institutional Information

Date Opened 1980
Total Acreage 1,377
Accreditation Status Yes
Total Staff 472
Population (as of 7/1/19) 1,593

Unique Programs

 

The Recovery Services Department at the Southeastern Correctional Institution offers a reentry-approved, earned credit-approved three month cognitive behavioral therapy alcohol and drug treatment program.  The Harvest Intensive Outpatient treatment program focuses on helping participants develop cognitive strategies and positive behavioral skills to restructure their lifestyle. Upon successful completion of the program, participants are eligible for continuing care services that include professionally facilitated group meetings and Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous fellowship meetings. 

The IPP program is a voluntary program that allows the offender a second chance to change.  Program eligibility is determined at the reception phase of the offender's incarceration.  The offender completes ninety days of actual incarceration and is then placed on post release supervision for an appropriate period of time.  The SCI IPP Environmentally Conscientious Opportunities (ECO) system incorporates three components, education, skill development, and programming to provide the participant with work related skills, training, and experience to increase their understanding of environmental issues and the green economy, while simultaneously strengthening their academic and labor market skills, thus enhancing their opportunity for gainful employment upon release from incarceration. 

 

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.

Offender Programs

Community Services

  • Teddy Bears
  • Wings - Sweaters
  • Second Chance Companions - Puppy Training
  • Roses for the Chaplain
  • SCI Reclaimers - Recycling

Academic

  • Adult Basic Education (ABLE)
  • Pre-GED
  • GED
  • Literacy Unit

Industries

  • Health Tech Cleaning Supplies

Vocational

  • Building Maintenance
  • Electrician
  • HVAC
  • Janitorial
  • Plumbing
  • Recovery Operator
  • Stationary Engineer
  • Welding

Advanced Jobs Training Program

  • Sinclair Community College

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