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Warren Correctional Institution

Warden

Wanza Jackson-Mitchell

Phone

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

Address

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.

Correspondence

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

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.

Hours

  • 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.

  Reservations

  • 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 7/1/19) 1,339

Unique Programs

The Intensive Outpatient Program is a six-month treatment program that addresses drug and alcohol problems. This is a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) program which is Reentry and Earned Credit approved. The purpose of the program is: To provide effective evidence based cognitive behavioral interventions to treat alcohol and other drug use disorders and to prevent relapse for Ohio’s incarcerated felons, including those with co-morbid conditions; To reduce tax payer expense and burden to state revenue by providing effective substance use disorder treatment that promotes positive change in the offender’s lives. Recovery services programs have demonstrated success at reducing recidivism (source: 2011 CIIC Report). National research regarding recovery service programs shows that such programs result in significant cost savings of approximately $7 or more dollars return for each dollar spent in programming through reductions in recidivism among program completers. South Dakota, for example, showed cost-benefits of prison recovery at $8.43 saved for every $1.00 spent in programs.

The DTP is a residential unit designed to be an intermediate step between RTU level of care and general population for offenders with severe mental illness. DTP offenders do not need RTU level of care, but are determined to be more vulnerable to decompensation or are unable to function in general population without more intensive support. The DTP offers individualized mental health treatment including activity therapy and medication management.

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 Servies

  • Doggie Day Care
  • Joseph's Legacy
  • Recycling

Academic

  • Adult Basic Education (ABLE)
  • Literacy
  • GED

Career-Technical (Vocational) Programs

  • Electronic
  • Horticulture
  • Computer Repair

Industries

  • Buffer Pad Operation
  • Paper Production Operation

 

 

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