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.
Inmate Food and Sundry Package - Limits revised effective January 5, 2012
Inmates may order and receive food and sundry packages from vendors approved by the Director or designee. Keefe Group/Access Securepak and Union Supply Direct are approved vendors authorized to provide food and sundry packages to inmates housed in Ohio prisons.
Food and Sundry packages for inmates are required to be ordered through Keefe Group/Access Securepak and/or Union Supply Direct. Inmates have access to catalogs, flyers, and order forms for the programs at the institutions.
Family members, friends and others (regardless of their inclusion on the inmate’s approved visitation list) may order food and/or sundry packages, subject to the limitations of AR 5120-9-33, from the approved vendor or vendors, for the benefit of a designated inmate.
Food and sundry packages are permitted to be sent to Level 1, 2, 3, 4A, and Death Row inmates. However, there are limitations to the number of packages that may be sent.
Level 4B and 5 inmates, non-cadre inmates assigned to a reception center, inmates assigned to intensive prison programs, and short-time offenders serving less than 90 days assigned to the Correctional Reception Center (CRC), Lorain Correctional Institution (LorCI) or the Ohio Reformatory for Women (ORW) may not receive packages. Similarly, inmates temporarily assigned to a medical center, sent to outside hospitals, or assigned to disciplinary control or local control are not eligible to receive packages.
Inmates (patients) assigned long term at the Franklin Medical Center (FMC) and Pickaway Correctional Institution’s (PCI) Frazier Health Center may receive packages with the approval of the Managing Officer.
Institutions provide inmates with a list of items they may receive. The list may vary from prison to prison. It is the responsibility of the inmate to provide family members, friends, and others with the list and the proper mailing guidelines.
No time limit unless space availability is limited.