Lebanon Correctional Institution

Lebanon Correctional Institution is a closed-custody prison for male inmates that is located in Lebanon, Ohio. This facility is operated by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections and can house approximately 2,200 inmates.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours are subject to change without notice. Please call the institution at 513-932-1211 to verify visiting hours before planning a visit. Visiting is closed on all State Holidays.

Visiting Hours – General Population


  • First Session Visiting Times 12:30pm – 3:30 p.m.
  • Second Session Visiting Times 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

*There will be a one-hour grace period*


  • First Session Visiting Times 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Second Session Visiting Times 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

*There will be a one-hour grace period*

Visiting reservations are required for all visiting sessions. Approved visitors may make a reservation up to 30 days in advance by emailing [email protected] or [email protected] (if they are planning to visit the camp) and an officer will reply within 72 hours of receipt. 

This is the preferred method due to the high volume of phone calls. In the reservation email request, please provide: adult visitor(s) full first and last names; for minors under the age of 18 that are related to the inmate, please list their name and relationship. For all other minor children, please list age only. Also include the inmate last name and inmate number; date and session you want to reserve. Example: Jane Doe + 2 minors (Tom - son and Sue - daughter) to see inmate Doe, #A111-111 on 11/15/16, at 12:15 p.m.

Approved visitors may also make a reservation by calling 513-932-4616.  The visiting reservation phone line is answered Monday through Friday between the hours of 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  On Saturday and Sunday, the reservation phone line is answered between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The name, number, and relationship to the inmate must be provided at the time of making the reservation. 

If you make a reservation and want to cancel, you will need to call three (3) days in advance, or you will be charged a visit for the following month.  A “No Show” is a reservation spot that someone else could have made.

Visiting Hours - Correctional Camp (No visitation Mondays and Tuesdays)

Wednesday - Friday 

  • First Session: 12:30pm – 3:30 p.m.
  • Second Session: 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

*There will be a one-hour grace period*

Saturday and Sunday (Weekends) 

  • First Session: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Second Session: 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

*There will be a one-hour grace period*

Camp visiting is closed on all State Holidays. 

Reservations - Correctional Camp: [email protected] 

Visiting reservations are required for all visiting sessions. Reservation requests will be accepted no less than 72 hours and no more than 30 days in advance of visit. Telephone reservation requests will be accepted by calling 513-932-1211, ext. 3911, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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.

No cash is allowed to be taken into the Visiting Room. Visitors can purchase a vending card in the front lobby. You will need a five dollar bill ($5.00) to purchase this card. Once purchased, you can load up to fifty dollars ($50.00) on your card, and the card is reloadable and reusable.

If any visitor has any medical impairments where they cannot clear a metal detector, they will need a medical card or documentation from their physician stating why they are unable to clear the metal detector each time they visit. Examples include, hip or knee replacement or a pacemaker.

Cell phones, electronic devices, keys (other than your vehicle key) and other items not allowed in the institution need to be secured in your vehicle, or can be placed in one of the rented lockers. You will need two quarters in order to use the lockers.

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

At Lebanon Correctional Institution, video visitation is available seven days weekly, from 7:30-10:30 AM, 12:00-3:00 PM, and 5:30-8:30 PM. Visits are thirty (30) minutes in duration, but an additional thirty minutes can be scheduled if the kiosk is not scheduled immediately after your scheduled video visit.  Video visitation reservations must be made twenty-four (24) hours in advance and are subject to first-come, first-serve availability.

An approved visitor is defined as: a visitor that submitted an application for visitation, processing has been completed, and approval by institutional staff has taken place. Any approved visitor 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.

Video visitation kiosks are available to all general population inmates in their housing units.   Inmates in restrictive housing (segregation) are not permitted video visits. All visitation rules and regulations for video visitation are the same as institutional visits. Violation of visiting rules during video visitation might result in a loss of visiting privileges.    

All video visits are monitored, recorded, and/or reviewed after the video visit session. Video visitation is limited to only approved and tentatively approved visitors. Video visits might be stopped if a violation of visiting rules is observed. 

Physical Address

Lebanon Correctional Institution
3791 State Route 63
Lebanon, OH 45036

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/DPXw5NsBCQ3hAn1VA

General Phone Number


Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, DOC Number
Lebanon Correctional Institution
PO Box 56
Lebanon, OH 45036

All inmate mail 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 Lebanon 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 Lebanon 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

Reading Room

The reading room at LeCI is stocked with a wide variety of children’s books. The child and guardian may select a book from the reading room to take back to their designated visiting table. We encourage the incarcerated parent to take the selected book and read to the child.  The opportunity to read to a child can build a bond, and it can also help to foster a lifelong love of books.

Real Men Crochet

The Real Men Crochet Program started in March 2008. The two-phase program provides inmates with the basic art of crocheting and then gives them the opportunity to donate works to area nonprofit groups, making community service an integral part of re-entry. Inmates have made attractive scarves and hats for the local homeless shelter. The men have also made beautiful afghans that were donated to the Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. In addition, inmates have started crocheting sweaters for Guide Posts for Kids. These sweaters will be sent overseas and throughout the United States. 

Sew Much Comfort

 The Sew Much Comfort Program helps provide adaptive clothing for wounded service members from all branches of the military and National Guard. T-shirts, polo shirts, sweatpants, and underwear are altered by opening seams and attaching Velcro closures where needed.  Another facet of this program allows inmates to make cloth hospital bed rail bags and wheelchair bags which can be used for many purposes. These items are sent to the U.S. Army bases all over the world.


Lebanon Correctional Institution houses industries such as license plate manufacturing, license plate validation sticker, and distribution center warehouse.

Community Services

  • Crayon to Computers
  • Dayton Veteran's Administration - Real Men Crochet
  • Hope in Heels - Sewing "Pookie Pouches," Blankets, etc.
  • Keeping Our Kids Warm - Crochet Hats and Clothing


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

Apprenticeship Programs

  • Alteration Tailor
  • Animal Trainer
  • Baker
  • Cook (any industry)
  • Electrician
  • Electronic Technician
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Janitor
  • Landscape Management Technician
  • Maintenance Repairer, Building
  • Off-set Press Operator
  • Painter
  • Plumber
  • Recovery Operator
  • Stationary Engineer
  • Water Treatment Plant Operator

Education Services

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

Career-Technical (Vocational) Programs

  • Administrative Professional Support (APS)
  • Commercial Baking
  • Food Management and Production Services
  • Graphic Occupations

Pictures of Lebanon Correctional Institution

Careers at Lebanon 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 Lebanon Correctional Institution — you can find out more information about available jobs by clicking here.