Dayton Correctional Institution

Dayton Correctional Institution is a prison for female inmates that is located in Dayton, Ohio. This facility is operated by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections and can house approximately 850 inmates.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visitation is available Wednesday through Sunday with sessions from 12:30pm - 3:30pm (must arrive by 2pm) and 4:30pm - 7:30pm (must arrive by 6pm). First time visitors must complete an orientation session which begins promptly at 12pm for the first session and 4pm for the second session. Please have documents ready for visitation (custody paperwork, birth certificate, authorization of minor child form, etc.) or the visitor will not be permitted entrance into visitation.

To schedule a visiting reservation, email [email protected]. Reservations are required at least seven days prior to the visit and up to 30 days in advance. Any cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance or the visit will be counted as a visit for the month.

Information Needed to Schedule:

In the reservation email request, please provide: adult visitor(s) full first and last names; for children age 17 and younger, please do not give name, just list as a minor child and bring correct paperwork; inmate last name and inmate number; date and session you want to reserve. Example: Jane Doe +2 minors to see inmate Doe, #A111-111 on 4/15/16, at 12:30pm.

Visiting Applications and Procedures

Each potential visitor must complete a Visiting Application and have it approved before visiting an inmate. This application may be sent through the U.S. Mail, emailed, faxed or dropped off in person. Visitation will not be allowed until your application has been processed and you have been approved and notified. For complete details, click here.

Visitors will be allowed to bring in $20 on their visit. Vending machines only accept $5, $1, quarters, dimes, and nickels. Be advised that officers in visitation do not have change, so bring the necessary funds. 

Visitors only need to bring necessary money, minor paperwork, and current government issued identification (driver's license, state ID, military or Passport). All other items need to be left in a vehicle or lockers located in the Entry Building (cell phones, electronics, excess money or items not approved to be in the institution).

Dress Code

With the exception of appropriate outerwear such as a coat and gloves, all attire worn upon entry into the facility must be worn throughout the duration of the visit.  Appropriate undergarments must be worn (i.e., bra, slip, and underwear).

Inappropriate attire includes, but is not limited to:

  • See-through clothing of any kind.
  • Tops or dresses that expose the midriff or have open backs or open sides (such as any sleeveless clothing such as halter tops, tube tops, cropped tops, tank tops, and muscle shirts).
  • Low-cut clothing cut in a manner that exposes the chest.
  • Any clothing that inappropriately exposes undergarments.
  • Skirts, dresses, shorts, skorts, or culottes with the hem or slit above the mid-knee.
  • Wrap-around skirts/dresses or break-away type pants.
  • Clothing with any gang related markings.
  • Clothing with obscene and/or offensive pictures, slogans, language and/or gestures.
  • Form-fitted clothing made from Spandex or Lycra or other similar knit material such as leotards, unitards, bicycle shorts, tight jeans, or tight pants.
  • Clothing with inappropriate holes/rips, including shoulder cut-outs.
  • No smartwatches or fitness monitors (such as fitbits).

Purses, handbags, backpacks, or similar items are not permitted. Diaper bags and infant carriers are permitted, but are subject to regular search procedures. Clear plastic bags are preferred, and you may bring:

  • A reasonable number of diapers and baby wipes
  • Three plastic baby bottles
  • Three plastic containers of baby food
  • One pacifier

Video Visitation

Dayton Correctional Institution maintains video visiting kiosks in every general population housing unit. The hours of availability for video visits are as follows: 8:00am – 10:00am; 12:30pm – 3:00pm; and 5:30pm – 8:30pm.  Visits are 30 minutes in duration; however, an additional 30 minutes can be requested if there is no one scheduled at the same kiosk immediately after the conclusion of the initial video visit.

An approved visitor is defined as: a visitor that submitted an application for visitation, processing has been completed, and approval by institutional staff may request a video visit. Approved visitors must create an account and register with JPay. When family members register to have a video visit, they are prompted by JPay through a series of steps to achieve their visit. Video visits must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance of the time that they are requesting.   

Physical Address

Dayton Correctional Institution
4104 Germantown Street
Dayton, OH 45417

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, DOC Number
Dayton Correctional Institution
PO Box 17399
Dayton, OH 45418

Written correspondence to inmates must include the offender’s name and DOC number on the envelope. You can find your inmate’s DOC number by calling Central Inmate Records at 614-752-1076 or you can use the online tool.

JPay Email Option

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction uses JPay to allow family and friends to email their incarcerated loved one. Please visit JPay for additional information.

The Inmate Food and Sundry Package Program

Family, friends, and inmates may order food and sundry packages from approved vendors  Keefe Group/Access Securepak, Union Supply Direct, and Walkenhorsts.  Inmates have access to catalogs, flyers, and order forms for these programs.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at Dayton Correctional Institution do have access to phones, but they can’t receive incoming calls. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Ohio, please click here.

How to Send Money

You can send money to your inmate at Dayton Correctional Institution through JPay or the ConnectNetwork only if you are an approved (or tentatively approved) visitor. 

Up to $200 per transaction and a maximum of $400 per calendar month from an approved (or tentatively approved) visitor may be deposited into an inmate's personal account through any of the following means:

  • MAIL - Approved (or tentatively approved) visitors may make deposits by U.S. Mail through JPay. Each money order must be accompanied by the Money Order Deposit form, found on the JPay Website and a copy of your driver's license (or state ID or passport).  This will be used to match your name to the visiting list. The name on the money order must exactly match:
    • the name on the driver's license, state ID, or passport; AND
    • the name and date of birth used to register as a visitor with DRC
    • Money orders may not exceed $200, unless approved in advance by the institution Warden. If you need to send more than $200, contact the institution for details on the procedures.
    • You will not be able to send any letters to the inmate with the money order. Any letters sent to inmates with the money order will be discarded.
    • Please visit the JPay website for additional information.

  • ONLINE - Send money through the  ConnectNetwork website with deposits using credit or debit cards. OffenderConnect charges a transaction fee for using this service. 
  • TELEPHONE - Deposit funds by calling toll-free 1-888-988-4PMT (4768), reference Site ID 86 when prompted by the automated attendant. Deposits can be made through the toll-free number using credit or debit cards. There is a transaction fee for using this service.

Programs For Inmates

Release Preparation and Reentry Programs

Release preparation and reentry programs assist offenders for a successful reentry into the community: DCI has created an environment in the Reintegration Unit which stimulates personal change, by initiating the development and implementation of teaching, training, and programming focused on transformative best practices, combined with connections to needed community resources. 

The Community Service Workshop consists of a holistic reentry continuum of care strategy; developed and maintained to give our offenders the opportunity to serve and support the Dayton Community through partnerships with several shelters, schools, and community organizations. 

Both initiatives provide offenders with best practices programs and processes, as well as community resource needs, based on their individualized Personal Transformation Plan. The reporting systems to monitor measurable goals and outcomes of the Reintegration Unit and Community Service Workshop helps the Offenders reach their Transformation Plan and assist them to become contributing members of society, while reducing recidivism.

Community Services

  • Pilot Dog, Inc.
  • Circle Tail
  • Dogs Can Inspire
  • Animal Trainer Apprenticeship
  • Adoptable Dog Program


  • Adult Basic Education (ABLE)
  • Pre-GED
  • GED
  • High School Options
  • Transitional Education Program (TEP)

Apprenticeship Programs

  • Alteration Tailor
  • Animal Trainer
  • Janitor
  • Landscape Management Technician
  • Plumber
  • Recovery Operator

Education Services

  • Computer Aided Instructional Laboratories (CAIL)
  • Correctional Education Association (CEA) Tutor Training
  • Distance Learning Center
  • Library Services
  • Ohio Reentry Connections
  • Special Education Services

Career-Technical (Vocational) Programs

  • Administrative Professional Support
  • Applied Academics
  • Food Management and Production Services
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

Advanced Jobs Training Program

  • Sinclair Community College

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Careers at Dayton Correctional Institution

If you are interested in a career with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections — and would like to apply for a job at the Dayton Correctional Institution — you can find out more information about available jobs by clicking here.