Lorain Correctional Institution

Lorain Correctional Institution Ohio

Lorain Correctional Institution

Physical Address:
Lorain Correctional Institution
2075 South Avon-Belden Road
Grafton, Ohio 44044

Administrator:  Marc Houk

(440) 748-1049

Inmate Mailing Address:
Inmate Name, ID Number
Lorain Correctional Institution
2075 South Avon-Belden Road
Grafton, Ohio 44044

Lorain Correctional Institution Inmate Mail

Inmates are allowed to receive letters and photos (no polaroids, do not send nude or sexually suggestive photos).  Your complete name and address must be written legibly in the return address area of the envelope.  When sending correspondence always include the inmates name and ID number as the mailing address above shows.  Do not mark the envelope or letter in any way.  No stamps, pens or pencils, small trinkets, or jewelry or other items should ever be mailed with the correspondence.  Staples, paperclips, lipstick, perfume, crayon art, stickers, drawings or markings of any kind will result in the correspondence being returned.  Inmates may also receive New paperback books, magazines, newspapers or other printed matter mailed directly from Amazon.com (Be sure to include the inmate name and ID number and send to the inmate mailing address above).

Sending Money to an inmate in Ohio

Family and friends of an inmate may send up to $100 by way of United States Postal Money Order.  The money order must be made payable to the inmates full committed name and identification number and have the senders complete information including signature and return address.  Send completed legible money order to facility at the inmate mailing address provided above for processing.

Click here to read the Ohio Department of Corrections policy on sending money to an inmate.

Visiting an Inmate at Lorain Correctional Institution

The Ohio department of correction encourages friends and family members of inmates who demonstrate a positive influence to communicate and visit with an inmate. This can help the inmate in the rehabilitation process, and eventually with his or her reintegration back into society.

You must be on the approved visitation list prior to visiting.

To Fill out a visitors application click here.

If you are bringing a minor or a child to visitation you will need to fill out an authorization form.

Read the visitation regulations here.

Do not bring any tobacco products into the institution, as it is a smoke free environment.  Violators will be subject to possible loss of visitation rights and other sanctions.

Visiting Hours are as follows:
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (Morning Session)
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Afternoon Session)

Visitation hours are the same for all inmates, regardless of assigned visiting day.  To determine assigned visiting day, please see the appropriate section below.
Reception inmates with numbers ending in an even number (2,4,6,8,0) may have visitation on even number dates.
Reception inmates with numbers ending in odd numbers (1,3,5,7,9) may have visitation on odd number dates.
Visitation is Monday through Friday.  Reception inmates are allowed weekend visitation with their school age children with prior approval.  However, the initial visit must take place on a weekday for verification and documentation of relationship.

Cadre Inmates:
Visits are permitted on Saturdays, Sundays, and all holidays except Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Visitors must be processed in no later than 9:30 a.m. for morning visiting sessions and 1:00 p.m. for afternoon visiting sessions.
Visitors should arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of the visiting session to complete registration paperwork and review documentation.
Closed on all State Holidays.
Please contact the institution prior to visiting to ensure the visiting hours have not changed.

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