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Southeastern Correctional Institution


Brian Cook


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


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

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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

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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 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. 


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Institutional Information

Date Opened 1980
Total Acreage 1,377
Accreditation Status Yes
Total Staff 472
Population (as of 4/2/19) 1,572

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