ODRC - Belmont Correctional Institution (BECI)

State Prison

Last Updated: February 12, 2024
68518 Bannock Rd , St. Clairsville, OH 43950

BECI is for State Prison offenders sentenced anywhere from one year to life by the State Court in the county where the charges were filed

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for State - medium facility.

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If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

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You can support your loved ones at BECI on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 740-695-5169.

Located at 68518 Bannock Rd in St. Clairsville, OH, BECI carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. BECI offers diverse educational and vocational programs aimed at equipping offenders for successful reintegration into society and reducing recidivism. Through these initiatives, inmates gain skills and confidence, fostering personal growth and resilience.

When someone you care about ends up in a state prison, it can be tough to navigate the ins and outs of the system. From figuring out how to stay in touch to understanding what you can do to make their time easier, it can feel overwhelming. That's where this webpage comes in handy. It's here to help you get the lowdown on ODRC - Belmont Correctional Institution (BECI) so you can stay connected and support your loved one during their time inside.

While incarcerated, reading is often the best use of time. Please note that books and magazines, puzzles, and word searches ordered for inmates must come directly from the publisher. This policy ensures that the items are new, untampered, and comply with the facility's regulations. Prisons and jails enforce this rule to prevent the introduction of contraband or prohibited materials. By restricting orders to publishers, the facility can better maintain security and control over the content entering the institution. Any books or magazines not received directly from the publisher will be rejected and not delivered to the inmate.

Located in St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio, BECI is a state prison for men overseen by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC). Established in 1995, the facility accommodates up to 2713 inmates across various security levels, including minimum and medium security.

Inmates at BECI have access to a range of educational and vocational programs aimed at facilitating their reintegration into society upon release. These programs include re-entry programming, adult basic education, and GED preparation. Additionally, inmates can participate in vocational and apprenticeship courses covering areas such as plumbing, horticulture, barbering, HVAC, carpentry, automotive repair, landscaping, and custodial/building maintenance.

Community service opportunities are available to inmates with a clean record, allowing them to contribute positively to the surrounding community. These initiatives include creating banners, decorations, and signs for nearby high schools, working on food donation and recycling projects, and providing assistance to local animal rescues through dog training programs.

Religious worship services and biblical studies are offered to inmates, providing spiritual support and guidance during their incarceration. Moreover, BECI hosts a variety of offender programs aimed at promoting personal growth and skill development, including academic services, vocational training, and community engagement initiatives.

The facility's vocational horticulture and turf/landscape management program offers inmates the opportunity to earn certification in landscape, grower, and garden center operations through coursework and practical training. This 600-hour educational program equips participants with valuable skills and knowledge while allowing them to serve the community through hands-on projects and initiatives.

Overall, BECI strives to provide inmates with the resources and opportunities necessary for successful rehabilitation and reintegration into society. Through education, vocational training, community service, and religious support, the facility aims to empower individuals to make positive changes in their lives and become productive members of society upon their release.

Inmate Locator

BECI maintains a database of current inmates and their locations within the system. To locate an inmate, begin by using the DOC locator tool, which requires entering the first three letters of the inmate's first and last name, allowing for variations in spelling.

If unable to locate the desired information through free resources, users may opt to use the Arrest Record Search, which requires payment. While this option incurs a small fee, it provides access to the most up-to-date data available.

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Visitation Information

In-Person Visitation Hours:
Available Weds through Sun.
7:45–11:15 a.m.
11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Video Visitation Hours:
Available daily.
7:30–10:30 a.m.
12:30–3:30 p.m.
5–8 p.m.

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