ODRC - Chillicothe Correctional Institution (CCI)

State Prison

Last Updated: February 12, 2024
15802 SR 104 N , Chilicothe, OH 45601

CCI 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 CCI on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 740-774-7080.

Located at 15802 SR 104 N in Chilicothe, OH, CCI carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. CCI 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 - Chillicothe Correctional Institution (CCI) 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.

CCI stands as a medium-security prison situated along the Scioto River in Ross County with a population of approximately 2,750 inmates. Notably, CCI houses over 130 Death Row inmates transferred from other facilities within the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections.

Originally a military camp named after Civil War general William Tecumseh Sherman, CCI transitioned into a federal penitentiary, hosting notable prisoners such as Charles Manson and bootlegger Junior Johnson. Presently, serial killer Anthony Sowell resides there awaiting execution. Additionally, country music icon Johnny Paycheck served time at CCI, where his friend Merle Haggard performed for inmates.

Incarcerated individuals at CCI have access to various educational and vocational programs aimed at enhancing their skills and prospects upon release. These include adult basic education courses, GED programs, and apprenticeships in culinary arts, health care sanitation, animal training, and recovery operations. Vocational training covers welding, carpentry, HVAC, and other construction disciplines.

Moreover, CCI facilitates community service activities for inmates, such as dog training, church pew refinishing, rosary creation, and clothing production for foster care children. The facility emphasizes rehabilitation through education, vocational training, and community engagement, fostering personal growth and skill development among its population.

As part of its offender programs, CCI offers a range of services, including academic education, vocational training, and special education programs. The correctional institution is equipped with resources such as computer-aided instructional laboratories, a distance learning center, and a library to support educational initiatives.

Through partnerships with organizations like Sinclair Community College, CCI provides inmates with opportunities for advanced training and skill acquisition, preparing them for successful reintegration into society upon completion of their sentences. Overall, Chillicothe Correctional Institution is committed to promoting rehabilitation, reducing r

Inmate Locator

CCI 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

Visitors must be processed in no later than 9:30 a.m. for morning sessions (8–11 a.m.) and 1 p.m. for afternoon sessions (noon to 3 p.m.). Visit reservations must be made through the ViaPath portal no earlier than 14 days in advance. Visiting hours are subject to change without notice. Please call the institution to confirm hours before visiting.

Visitors will only be permitted to bring in one car key during a visit. All other items must be left in a locked vehicle.

Ask The Inmate

Ask a former inmate questions at no charge. The inmate answering has spent considerable time in the federal prison system, state and county jails, and in a prison that was run by the private prison entity CCA. Ask your question or browse previous questions in response to comments or further questions of members of the InmateAid community.