Ross Correctional Institution

Ross Correctional Institution Ohio

Ross Correctional Institution

Physical Address:
Ross Correctional Institution
16149 State Rt. 104
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601

Administrator:  Tim Buchanan

(740) 774-7050

Inmate Mailing Address:
Inmate Name, ID Number
Ross Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 7010
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601

Ross 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 (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 Ross 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:
Visiting is closed on Mondays and all State Holidays.
Visiting hours are 7:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Visitors must be processed in no later than 1:00 p.m. in order to be permitted to visit.
Inmates with numbers ending in an even number (2,4,6,8,0) may have visitation on even number dates.
Inmates with numbers ending in odd numbers (1,3,5,7,9) may have visitation on odd number dates.
Visiting Tuesday through Sunday
Reservations are accepted "one calendar month" in advance with only one reservation made per request and no later than 48 hours before the scheduled visit.

Reservations can be made in two ways:
Approved visitors may make a reservation by emailing
Approved visitors may also request a reservation via U.S. Mail but must provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope for return confirmation

Requests without specifying the number of visitors to attend the visit may be denied.

Please contact the institution prior to visiting to ensure the visiting hours have not changed.

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