Madison Correctional Institution

Madison Correctional Institution is a medium/minimum-security prison for male inmates that is located in London, Ohio. This facility is operated by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections and has a population of approximately 2,200 inmates. 

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Visiting Hours and Rules

MaCI visiting hours are 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm M – F and 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Sunday through Saturday.

Visitation days are based on the inmate’s institution number. Inmate numbers ending with an even number (0, 2, 4, 6, 8) will visit on the even numbered dates of the month. Inmate numbers ending with an odd number (1,3,5,7,9) will visit on the odd numbered dates of the month.

Only four visitors per inmate can visit at each visitation session. Children aged two and above are counted as a visitor toward the total number of visitors regardless of the child’s size.

MaCI will only accept visitors who have a reservation. You will be given a confirmation number once your reservation has been approved. You must have this number the day you arrive to visit for verification purposes.

The recommended method of making a reservation is by utilizing the online reservation option. This option is available 24/7; however please allow 72 hours for a response from the visiting department. Submit an email to  [email protected] with the following information:

·         Date & session of visit

·         Inmate last name and inmate number

·         Complete name of each visitor coming to visit

o   Adult visitor(s) full first and last names as it appears on their visit application / State I.D.

o   Minors (under the age of 18); full name and relationship (if any) to the inmate.


·         Jane Doe + 2 minors (Tom Doe- son and Sue Doe – daughter) to see inmate Doe #A123-456 on 11/15/16 at 12:15 pm.

Reservations can also be taken from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm SUNDAY, MONDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY, AND SATURDAY by calling (740) 852-1411. Visitation is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, and all state-recognized holidays.

While already visiting, you may request to fill out a reservation card when you are at MaCI. Just ask the registration Officer in the Zone A Entry building. You will turn the completed reservation card into the registration Officer.

You may make a reservation 30 days in advance.

To cancel a reservation, it will need to be conducted no less than 48 hours prior to the scheduled visit. This can be accomplished either by phone (740) 852-1411 or email [email protected] Should the cancellation / no show occur within 48 hours of the scheduled visit the visitor will be charged for that specific visit.

Approved visitors for Level 3 inmates can visit three times per month for family members and two times per month for friends.

Approved visitors for Level 1 inmates can visit four times per month for family and three times per month for friends.

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

Cash and coins are not permitted in the visiting room. You may bring cash to the registration area that can be processed into a vending card that can be used inside the visiting rooms. The smallest denomination that can be processed is a $5 bill. Visitors will be charged a $2 processing fee for the card. After the initial purchase, visitors may add more money in any cash denomination.

Please be advised that weapons and illegal drugs are prohibited from institution property. All tobacco products, and electronic devices or mobile phones are strictly prohibited. These items must be secured inside your vehicles at all times. Violation of any visiting rule can result in restriction of visiting privileges. 

Video Visitation

At Madison Correctional Institution, video visitation is available seven days a week from 7:30-10:30 am, 12:30-3:30 pm, and 5:30-8:30 pm. Visits are thirty 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 hours in advance and are subject to first-come, first-serve availability.

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 you 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.  

Physical Address

Madison Correctional Institution
1851 State Route 56
London, OH 43140

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, DOC Number
Madison Correctional Institution
PO Box 740
London, OH 43140

You must include the offender’s name and DOC number on the envelope of all inmate mail. 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 Madison 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 Madison Correctional Institution through JPay or the ConnectNetwork only if you are an approved (or tentatively approved) visitor. 

  • MAIL - You can 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

Faith Based Reentry Dorm

Faith Based Reentry Dorm is a collaborative initiative and includes the following ministries:  Alpha, Celebrate Recovery, Evangelism Explosion, Prison Fellowship, and Promise Keepers.  We have several volunteer ministries as well, offering group, and individual mentoring.  Faith Based housing is also available for the men upon their release.

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. 

Community Services

  • Crocheting Behind Bars
  • Fresh Start Canine Program
  • Crayons to Computers


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

Apprenticeship Programs

  • Alteration Tailor
  • Animal Trainer
  • Boiler Operator
  • Carpenter, Maintenance
  • Cook (any industry)
  • Drafter, Detail
  • Electrician
  • Furniture Finisher
  • Furniture Upholsterer
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Janitor
  • Laundry, Machine Mechanic
  • Machine Operator
  • Maintenance Repairer, Building
  • Painter
  • Plumber
  • Quality Control Inspector
  • Quality Control Technician
  • Recovery Operator
  • Welder, Combination

Education Services

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

Career-Technical (Vocational) Programs

  • Administrative Professional Support (APS)
  • Drafting
  • Horticulture - Zone A & Zone B
  • Industries
  • Modular Furniture Assembly Shop

Pictures of Madison Correctional Institution

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