Warren Correctional Institution

Warren Correctional Institution is a closed custody prison for male inmates that is located in Lebanon, Ohio. This facility has a population of approximately 1,400 inmates and is operated by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours are Wednesday - Sunday:

  • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
  • 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
  • 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Visitors must be processed in no later than 12:50 p.m. for 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., 2:45 p.m. for  2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., and 5:50 p.m. for 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Each visiting session listed above constitutes one visit towards the maximum number of visits allowed per month.

Visiting is closed on Mondays and 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

Visiting reservations are required for all visiting sessions. Approved visitors may make a reservation up to 30 days in advance by emailing [email protected] 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, #A123456 on 9/15/18, at 12:00 p.m.

Approved visitors may make a reservation by calling 513-932-9741. The visiting reservation line is answered Wednesday through Sunday between the hours of 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Cancellations must be made no less than 72 hours prior to a scheduled visit.

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Dress Code

Visitors must comply with the general visiting instructions and proper attire upon initial entrance. Wearing inappropriate clothing may result in a visitor not being permitted to visit. 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

Warren Correctional has kiosk machines in all general population housing units. The hours available for video visits are:  every day from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and 16:30 p.m. to 21:00 p.m. 

Visits are set up for 30 minutes and an additional 30 minutes can be requested providing nothing is scheduled on the same kiosk machine immediately after the video visit is concluded. As per policy, no one is permitted to schedule a visit who is not on the inmate approved visiting list. Approved visitors must create an account and register with JPay.  

Physical Address

Warren Correctional Institution
5787 State Route 63
Lebanon, OH 45036

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/zUbahzxp66nnPcAg8

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, DOC Number
Warren Correctional Institution
PO Box 120
Lebanon, OH 45036

You must include your inmate’s name and DOC number on the envelope of all your 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 Warren 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 Warren 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

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

The Intensive Outpatient Program is a six-month treatment program that addresses drug and alcohol problems. This is a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) program which is Reentry and Earned Credit approved. The purpose of the program is to provide effective evidence based cognitive behavioral interventions to treat alcohol and other drug use disorders and to prevent relapse for Ohio’s incarcerated felons.

Day Treatment Program (DTP)

The DTP is a residential unit designed to be an intermediate step between RTU level of care and general population for offenders with severe mental illness. DTP offenders do not need RTU level of care, but are determined to be more vulnerable to decompensation or are unable to function in the general population without more intensive support. The DTP offers individualized mental health treatment including activity therapy and medication management.

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

  • Doggie Day Care
  • Joseph's Legacy
  • Recycling


  • Adult Basic Education (ABLE)
  • Literacy
  • GED

Career-Technical (Vocational) Programs

  • Electronic
  • Horticulture
  • Computer Repair


  • Buffer Pad Operation
  • Paper Production Operation

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