Richland Correctional Institution

Richland Correctional Institution is a medium-security prison for male inmates that is located in Mansfield, Ohio. Operated by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections, this facility has a population of approximately 2,500 inmates.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visitation days/hours for the offender population (excluding State Holidays):

Mondays through Fridays

  • Afternoon Session      12:30pm-3:30pm
  • Evening Session          4:30pm-7:30pm

Saturdays and Sundays

  • Morning Session          8:30am-11:30am
  • Afternoon Session      12:30pm-3:30pm

Attempts to make visitation reservations at any time via email will not be honored. Visiting is by reservation only.

The three methods to make visit reservations are:

  • In Person at RiCI (seven days a week-excluding holidays, whenever visitation is in session)
  • Online at:
  • Call 419-526-2100 (Extension 1) on Monday through Fridays between 1:00pm-3:30pm or 5-7:30pm. On Saturday and Sundays, please call from 9:00am-10:30am or 1-3:30pm

Visiting hours are subject to change without notice. Please call the institution to verify visiting hours before planning a visit.

Please click here to make online visit reservations

When making online reservations, all visitors being scheduled for the visit MUST be listed on the reservation and all visitors must be APPROVED visitors including minor children.

Visiting is limited to 5 visitors per Offender at one time. Each visiting session counts as a separate visit. Therefore, 2 visits on the same day will count as 2 of the allowed 4 visits for the offender each month.

You may arrive up to a half hour before your session. The lobby will be open for visitors awaiting visits:

  • Afternoon sessions (daily) beginning at 12:00pm.
  • Evening sessions (weekdays) beginning at 4:00pm
  • Morning sessions (weekends)  at 8:00am

Please don’t report to the front entry area for visitation sessions prior to these times.

Visits can be scheduled up to 30 days in advance.

Dress Code

Appropriate clothing and undergarments must be worn 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

Video visitation may be available. Please contact the institution for more information.

Physical Address

Richland Correctional Institution
1001 Olivesburg Road
Mansfield, OH 44905

Driving Directions:

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, DOC Number
Richland Correctional Institution
PO Box 8107
Mansfield, OH 44905

You must clearly write your inmate’s name and DOC number on the envelope of all inmate mail. You can find their DOC number by calling Central Inmate Records at 614-752-1076, or you can use the online tool.

JPay Email Option
Please visit JPay for additional information about sending an email to your inmate.

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 Richland 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

If you are an approved visitor, you can send money to your inmate at Richland Correctional Institution through JPay or the ConnectNetwork.

  • MAIL - You can make deposits by U.S. Mail through JPay by sending a money order. 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 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

Pound Puppy Program

This program trains seven to eight dogs each cycle, which lasts seven weeks. The dogs are taught five basic commands and two certified instructor volunteers are utilized from the Richland County Dog Kennel Club. The program works in conjunction with Kind Hands 4 Paws (Zanesville), Logan County Shelter (Bellevue), and Mid Ohio Animal Welfare League.

Reintegration Housing

The Reintegration Housing Unit seeks to provide offenders with a pro social environment conducive for self development. The unit focuses upon instilling responsibility and accountability by offering a variety of programming to address criminogenic needs, as well as meaningful activities and community service.

Roots for Success

This program is an environmental literacy program consisting of ten modules: Fundamentals of Environmental Literacy; Water; Waste; Transportation; Energy; Building; Health, Food & Agriculture; Community Organizing & Leadership; Application and Practice; Financial Literacy & Social Entrepreneurship. Upon completion of the program, the offenders will receive a certificate of completion nationally recognized by various sectors for green collared jobs.

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

This is a career enhancement program that allows an offender to take the written exam for a commercial driver's license. Upon successful completion of the exam, the offender will engage in a four week training program administered by Trainco, a professional truck driving school.  This program includes 40 hours of instructional classroom work followed by three weeks of pre-trip vehicle inspection, maneuverability, and road test.

Recovery Residential Unit

The Recovery Bay Residential unit seeks to work with unit staff and recovery service staff to provide a residential unit that encourages a therapeutic environment to address recovery needs. Offenders that are participating in the 90 day Intensive Outpatient Program, which is provided by Recovery Services staff and functions to install knowledge into offenders regarding the disease of chemical dependency and its effect on the various areas of the offenders' life reside in the housing unit. This programming is approached in a holistic manner rather than strictly discussing substance abuse, and offenders receive nine hours of group work for 12 weeks.

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

  • Pound Puppy Program
  • ToyTime
  • Stamps for Kids
  • Reading Room Narrator
  • Dog Grooming
  • Project Linus
  • St. Jude's Card Collection
  • Mats for Homeless
  • Mansfield Southwest Little League


  • Literacy Unit
  • Pre-GED
  • GED
  • Post Secondary Education
  • Transitional Education Program (TEP)

Apprenticeship Programs

  • Plumbing
  • Electrician
  • Maintenance
  • Animal Trainer
  • Carpenter
  • Cook
  • HVAC
  • Recovery Operator
  • Janitorial
  • Building Maintenance Repair

Career-Technical (Vocational) Programs

  • Administrative Office Technology
  • Auto Collision Repair
  • Barbering
  • Carpentry
  • Graphic Occupations
  • Turf Management
  • Visual Communications
  • Drafting
  • Drywall

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