Noble Correctional Institution

Noble Correctional Institution is a minimum/medium-security prison for male inmates that is located in Caldwell, Ohio. Operated by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections, Noble Correctional Institution has a population of approximately 2,500 inmates that are housed in open dorms.

This prison is reportedly one of the more violent prisons in the state, and also has a high rate of gang activity.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting is offered five days a week (Wednesday - Sunday) from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. by reservation only. Reservations may be made Wednesday - Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m by calling 740-732-2368. Visiting hours are subject to change without notice. Please call the institution to verify visiting hours before planning a visit.

Visiting Applications, Reservations, 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

The Noble Correctional Institution maintains two video visiting kiosks in every housing unit. Video visits are offered seven days a week and on all holidays. The hours of availability for video visits are as follows: 7:30-10:30 a.m; 12:30-3:30 p.p; and 5:30-8:30 p.m. 

All visitation rules apply that would apply as if the visitor were to visit in person at the institution.  Also, be advised that video visits may be monitored AT ANY TIME and are recorded and may be terminated for any visiting rule violations. 

There are a maximum of four video visits at a time at NCI. All video visits must be made through JPay at least 24 hours in advance. Video visits are 30 minutes in length.

There is no video visiting ability for segregation inmates. There are no limits on the amount of video visits an inmate may have. All individuals requesting a video visit must be an approved or tentatively approved visitor.

Physical Address

Noble Correctional Institution
15708 McConnelsville Road
Caldwell, OH 43724

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, DOC Number
Noble Correctional Institution
15708 McConnelsville Road
Caldwell, OH 43724

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 Noble 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 Noble 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

Canine Care Program

This program is designed to rescue dogs that have been left at the local animal shelters and have not been adopted. The inmates train the dogs for basic obedience to make them more desirable to be adopted. We currently have 24 dogs being trained. All the dogs are received from Guernsey, Washington, and Monroe counties.

Carpentry Career Enhancement

Carpentry Career Enhancement classes are designed for inmates with short term sentences.  These programs are available to inmates with 45 to 365 days left on their sentence and each Career Enhancement program is five weeks in duration. The topics covered in this course include: employability skills, basic tape measure skills, basic print reading, terminology and purpose of wall components, Wall layout, wall construction, and a 10 hour OSHA safety training.  Each inmate receives a certificate upon successful completion of the program.

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. 

Community Services

  • Various County Children Services - Care Snacks
  • Various County MIC and Help Me Grow Programs
  • Haven of Hope and Even (Domestic Violence Shelters)
  • Various Assisted Living Programs and County Homes
  • Prom Decorations
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Gardening - Donation of Food to Senior Citizens Agency
  • Canine Care Program
  • Vehicle Repairs for State/County Agencies


  • Adult Basic Education (ABLE)
  • Pre-GED
  • GED
  • Special Education
  • Computer Lab
  • Pro-Literacy Tutor Training
  • Service Learning Training
  • Transitional Education Television

Apprenticeship Programs

  • Various

Education Services

  • Various

Career-Technical (Vocational) Programs

  • Carpentry
  • Turf Management

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