Visitation is from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through Saturdays.
Visitors will not be processed into the visiting area after 4:00 p.m.
Visiting is closed Sundays through Tuesday 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 up to 30 days in advance but no less than 72 hours prior to the visit.
With the exception of state holidays, approved visitors may make a reservation by calling 740-259-5544, ext. 3208, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays.
Video visitation may be available. Please contact the institution for available video visitation hours and visit www.jpay.com for additional application and fee information.
Institution-Specific Visiting Information
Visiting is limited to a maximum of 5 visitors per inmate at one time, unless special arrangements have been made in advance.
For general visiting information or to download a visitor application, go to our visiting page.
Offenders at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility may participate in video visitation with approved visitors. More information may be found on the visiting page.
Volunteers in Prison
The Southern Ohio Correctional Facility 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 Venetta Kennedy at 740-259-5544, ext. 3425 or via email at Venetta.Kennedy@odrc.state.oh.us
Prison Rape Elimination Act
The Prison Rape Elimination Act was passed in 2003 to protect individuals from prison rape. Click here for more information.
SOCF Farm Project: The Scioto County Homeless Shelter started last year purchasing seeds for a garden. Inmates from the Ross Correctional Camp are transported to work on the farm at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility during the week. The inmates have a significant role in planting and cultivating the garden. Over 1 1/2 acre of land is used to grow crops such as sweet potatoes, red potatoes, radishes, green beans, cauliflower, bell peppers, watermelon, carrots, onions, zucchini, lettuce, beets, and corn. The crops are harvested and donated to the local Scioto County Homeless Shelter and food pantries.
ADAPT Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Program: Developed and designed for inmates while incarcerated to receive intensive outpatient care for drug/alcohol abuse. The 12 week program focuses on the implementation of cognitive and behavioral therapy through education to abolish dependency.
No time limit unless space availability is limited.