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Lorain Correctional Institution

Lorain Correctional Institution

2075 South Avon-Belden Road, Grafton, Ohio 44044

Phone :
(440) 748-1049
Website :
Inmate Locator :

Lorain Correctional Institution Visiting Information:

The DRC General Visiting Instructions (DRC2274) shall be made available to all staff,

offenders, and visitors. Each institution

has different physical facilities and programs;

therefore, the Managing Officer at each institution shall have discretion in determining

the number of visitors allowed to visit an offender at any one time, the frequency,

duration, priority of visits, and

the visiting hours. Any significant changes made by the

institution in the number of visitors allowed to visit an offender at any one time, the

frequency, duration and priority of visits, and the visiting hours will be made available for

the visitor and of

fenders to review thirty (30) days prior to the change effective date.

These changes shall be displayed in the front entrance of the institution, in the visiting

areas, and in the living areas of the units. However, no institutional specific policies will

supersede the General Visiting Instructions (DRC2274).


Visitation areas will have facilities fully accessible to disabled visitors, including

restrooms and entrance ramps to the visitation area. Offender visiting facilities will

permit opportunities

for formal


informal communication. Devices that preclude physical

contact shall not be used except in instances of substantiated security risk, i.e. special

management housing.


Staff facilitated institution programs

that include family contact activit


shall not count

towards the number of visits an offender is permitted to receive. C


of this type are

categorized as formalized

activities in

programs facilitated by staff and are established in

addition to normal visiting.

For more visitation information, click visitation.

Lorain Correctional Institution Additional information:

Offender Packages

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.

Institutional Information

Date Opened 1990
Total Acreage 111
Accreditation Status Yes
Total Security Staff 252
Total Staff 399
FY13 GRF Budget
(subject to monthly review and adjustment)
Daily Cost Per Inmate $64.51
Population as of 03/14 1,423
Black Inmates 540
White Inmates 719
Other Inmates 54
Escapes/Walkways 2013 0
Security Levels
1's: 356
2's: 312
3's: 752
5's: 3


No time limit unless space availability is limited.

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3 Responses to Lorain Correctional Institution

  1. Amara February 17, 2014 at 7:53 pm #

    How do I get a inmates number

    • PrisonPath February 18, 2014 at 3:14 pm #

      Hi Amara,

      Try the inmate locator link on the Lorain Correctional Institution page or obtaining the inmate’s number from the inmate.

    • Colton miller September 21, 2018 at 4:19 pm #

      My son was sent there tester to lorain..this is all new to me I don’t know what i need to do he don’t have numbers to call address write or how I would even visit my son could u please help me out I’m new to all of this…please and thanks

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