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Warren Correctional Institution


Wanza Jackson-Mitchell


513-932-3388 (Fax: 513-932-1127)


5787 State Route 63 Lebanon, OH 45036

Volunteers in Prison

Warren 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 Judy Anderson at 513-932-3388, ext. 2151 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 120 Lebanon, OH 45036.

Inmate Funds

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

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Video Visitation

Warren Correctional has kiosk machines in all general population housing units. The hours available for video visits are:  every day from 7:00 am to 10:00 am, 11:30 am to 3:00 pm, and 16:30pm to 21:00pm. Visits are set up for 30 minutes and an additional 30 minutes can be requested providing nothing is scheduled on the same kiosk machine immediately after the video visit is concluded.  As per policy no one is permitted to schedule a visit who is not on the inmate approved visiting list. The approved visitor must register through Jpay prior to requesting a video visit.

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


Visiting reservations are required for all visiting sessions. Approved visitors may make a reservation up to 30 days in advance by emailing us at DRC.VisitationWCI@odrc.state.oh.us and an officer will reply within 72 hours of receipt. This is the preferred method due to the high volume of phone calls. In the reservation email request, please provide: adult visitor(s) full first and last names; for minors under the age of 18 that are related to the inmate, please list their name and relationship.  For all other minor children, please list age only. Also include the inmate last name and inmate number; date and session you want to reserve. Example: Jane Doe + 2 minors (Tom - son and Sue - daughter) to see inmate Doe, #A123456 on 9/15/18, at 12:00 p.m.


  • Wednesday - Sunday      12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
                                           2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
                                           5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
  • Visitors must be processed in no later than 12:50 p.m. for 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., 2:45 p.m. for  2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., and 5:50 p.m. for 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Each visiting session listed above constitutes one visit towards the maximum number of visits allowed per month.
  • Visiting is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays and all State Holidays.
  • Visiting hours are subject to change without notice. Please call the institution to verify visiting hours before planning a visit.


  • Visiting reservations are required for all visiting sessions.
  • Reservations are accepted 30 days in advance. 
  • Approved visitors may make a reservation by calling 513-932-9741.  The visiting reservation line is answered Wednesday through Sunday between the hours of 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Cancellations must be made no less than 72 hours prior to a scheduled visit.

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Institutional Information

Date Opened 1989
Total Acreage 45
Accreditation Status Yes
Total Staff 376
Population (as of 4/2/19) 1,373

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