London Correctional Institution

London Correctional Institution is a mixed-custody prison for male inmates that is located in London, 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

All visitors will be permitted up to three sessions per month regardless of their relationship to the inmate unless they are housed in B3. Inmates housed in B3 will be permitted one visit session per visitor per month.

Visiting Hours:
Wednesday - Saturday
8:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. (morning session)
11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (noon session)
2:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. (evening session)      

Visitors must be processed in no later than 10:00 a.m. for morning visiting sessions and 1:15 p.m. for afternoon visiting sessions, and 4:30 p.m. for evening visiting sessions.

Visiting is closed on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, 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 30 days in advance. 

Approved visitors may make a reservation by calling 740-845-0174.  The visiting reservation line is answered Wednesday through Saturday at the following times:  10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.; 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.; and 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

For email requests, view this document and email your request to [email protected].

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 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.

Dress Code

Appropriate clothing and undergarments must be worn (i.e., bra, slip, and underwear) to visit an inmate.

Inappropriate clothing 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, and backpacks are not permitted. Diaper bags and infant carriers are allowed, but clear plastic bags are preferred. 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

London Correctional Institution maintains video visiting kiosks in every general population housing unit. The hours of availability for video visits are as follows: 7:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.; 12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.; and 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  

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 for video visits is someone who has submitted an application for regular visitation and been approved institutional staff. Approved visitors must create an account and  register with JPay

Video visits must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance of the time that they are requesting.   

Physical Address

London Correctional Institution
1580 State Route 56 SW
London, OH 43140

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General Phone Number


Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, DOC Number
London Correctional Institution
PO Box 69
London, OH 43140

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
JPay allows 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 London 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 London 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 the following ways:

  • 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.
    • 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 - Call 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

Renaissance Program

The Renaissance Program is a seven week program of healing restoration and learning how to support inmate loved ones upon Reentry back into the community. It represents the flagship of the various programs offered by LoCI's Recovery Services Department.  

The program emphasizes honesty, ethical living, and responsibility as part of a new life abstinent from alcohol and other drugs. Armed with strategies to face the challenges of reentry and their post-release lives, Renaissance graduates exit prison far better prepared to become useful citizens and heads-of-households.

New Beginnings Unit

The New Beginnings Unit is a Community Service, Restorative Justice, Interfaith program.  Inmates have the opportunity to give back to society by providing community service and participating in programming that will assist with gaining a better understanding of the impact their crimes had on their victims and to help inmates restore relationships. 

This program also gives inmates the opportunity to enhance their spirituality by living in an interfaith community.  Inmates will be able to develop a sense of awareness for other faiths and religions and gain a more sensitive point of understanding for their own faith.

Horizon Program

The Horizon Program is an interfaith dormitory program where participants undergo a faith and character transformation by living in family units and utilizing social skill training, spiritual growth initiatives, and weekly visits with outside community mentors.  Horizon builds supportive connections between London Correctional Institution and community volunteers to reduce recidivism rates thus creating safer communities. 

Horizon's objectives are: increase personal responsibility, increase family responsibility with programs to strengthen relations, enhance employability through improved life skills and mentoring, develop cooperation and citizenship through weekly group and community meetings, increase religious and social tolerance by training from qualified faith and community volunteers.

Reading Room

The reading rooms encourage family literacy by providing a pleasant and comfortable setting for both child and incarcerated parent. Each room is stocked with a wide variety of children’s books and has an inmate narrator who reads to the visiting children twice a day. 

The role of the inmate narrator is to read picture books to the children in much the same manner that children’s hour would be done at a public library. A variety of arts and craft supplies for the children are also available in most of the rooms. Many of the supplies and books are donated by employees and service organizations.

Community Services

  • Ohio Reads
  • 4 Paw for Ability
  • Pets Uniting People Program
  • Crayons 2 Computers


  • Adult Basic Education (ABLE)
  • Pre-GED
  • GED
  • High School English
  • High School Math
  • High School PE/Health
  • High School Science
  • High School Social Studies
  • Transitional Education Program (TEP)

Apprenticeship Programs

  • Alteration Tailor
  • Automotive Mechanic
  • Boiler Operator
  • Carpenter, Maintenance
  • Cook (any industry)
  • Dental Lab Technician
  • Electrical Maintenance
  • HVAC
  • Janitor
  • Landscape Management Technician
  • Maintenance Repairer, Building
  • Material Handler
  • Plumber
  • Powerhouse Mechanic
  • Recovery Operator
  • Water Treatment Plant Operator
  • Material Handler

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

  • Auto Technology
  • Barbering
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Web Design/Computer Aided Graphics

Advanced Jobs Training Program

  • Urbana University

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