EFFECTIVE MARCH 1, 2009: Tobacco Free – All DRC visitors are prohibited from bringing any tobacco product into a Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction facility. Violators are subject to visiting restrictions and other possible sanctions.
It is the offender’s responsibility to request visitors to be placed on his or her visiting list.
- Visitor Application Packet (forms DRC2096, DRC2274, and DRC2554)
- Authorization for Minor Child Visit (form DRC4371)
This form must be included if a minor child will be visiting a facility.
Each institution establishes visiting hours and may or may not require reservations for visitation sessions. Visiting hours and reservation requirements are being posted on the institution’s webpage. Visiting hours are subject to change without notice. Visitors are encouraged to call the institution to verify before planning a visit.
DRC permits video visitation using the JPay kiosks that have been installed in housing units throughout the institutions. It is designed to increase visiting opportunities and reduce burdens on family and friends, especially those traveling long distances. Video visits are available in general population housing units, seven days a week, in the morning, afternoon, and evening, at all Level 1, 2, and 3 prisons. Video visits may be restricted in limited privilege housing units, but not in 3B housing units. Each institution sets a minimum of 3 hours in the morning, 3 hours in the afternoon, and 3 hours in the evening where video visits will be available, for a total of 9 hours each day. The Level 4 and 5 institutions have the flexibility to set the hours to meet specific operational needs, but they make every effort to make video visiting available seven days a week and in the evening. Please contact the institution for more details or visit www.jpay.com for full details concerning the JPay sign up process and associated costs.
Mail and Visiting Restrictions
Please download the latest document outlining limits for offenders that have been placed on mail or visiting restrictions.