Southern Ohio Correctional Facility Officer of the Year

Southern Ohio Correctional Facility

Warden

Ronald Erdos

Phone

740-259-5544 (Fax: 740-259-2882)

Address

1724 St. Rt. 728 Lucasville, OH 45699

Volunteers in Prison

The Southern Ohio Correctional Facility 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 Venetta Kennedy at 740-259-5544, ext. 3425 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 PO Box 45699 Lucasville, OH 45699.

Inmate Funds

For more information, please click here.

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Video Visitation

The Southern Ohio Correctional Facility offers video visitation to level 4A inmates only; it is not available to level 4B inmates or inmates being held in restrictive housing. Reservations are accepted up to 30 days in advance but no less than 72 hours prior to the visit. Visitation is from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and closed Sunday through Tuesday, as well as all state holidays. 

The video visits are 30 minutes in length but may be scheduled for additional time if within the visitation hours set for SOCF. Video visits are for approved visitors only who have registered with JPay.

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

Visiting

 

Hours

  • Visitation is from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through Saturdays.
  • Visitors will not be processed into the visiting area after 4:00 p.m.
  • Visiting is closed Sundays through Tuesday and all state holidays.
  • Visiting hours are subject to change without notice. Please call the institution to verify visiting hours before planning a visit.  

 Reservations

  • Visiting reservations are required for all visiting sessions.
  • Reservations are accepted up to 30 days in advance but no less than 72 hours prior to the visit. 
  • With the exception of state holidays, approved visitors may make a reservation by calling 740-259-5544, ext. 3208, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays.  

Click here for additional information.

 

SOCF News

Institutional Information

Date Opened 1972
Total Acreage 1,625
Accreditation Status Yes
Total Staff 638
Population (as of 7/1/19) 1,292

Unique Programs

 

ADAP Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Program was developed and designed for inmates while incarcerated to receive intensive outpatient care for drug/alcohol abuse.  The 12 week program focuses on the implementation of cognitive and behavioral therapy through education to abolish dependency.  

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

  • Scioto County Domestic Violence Shelter
  • Teaching Aids
  • Nursing Home Crafts/Decorations
  • Christmas Card Recycling

Academic

  • Adult Basic Education (ABLE)
  • GED

Industries

  • TBA

Apprenticeship Services

  • TBA

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