ODRC - Chillicothe Correctional Institution (CCI)

State Prison

Last Updated: August 27, 2023
15802 SR 104 N , Chilicothe, OH 45601

Chillicothe CI is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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.

The phone carrier is Global Tel Link (GTL) - ConnectNetwork, to see their rates and best-calling plans for your inmate to call you.

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

Satellite View of ODRC - Chillicothe Correctional Institution (CCI)

ODRC - Chillicothe Correctional Institution (CCI) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 740-774-7080

The inmates housed at Chillicothe CI located at 15802 SR 104 N in Chilicothe, OH are placed according to their custody level (determined by a number of factors including the past criminal history and the length of their sentence). There are ample educational and vocational training programs for all inmates, especially ones that show a willingness to learn new things that will prepare them for a better life when they are released. The mission is to promote and prepare the offender to leave in better shape than when they arrived, giving them the best chance to never come back and thus lower the state's recidivism rate.

Chillicothe Correctional Institution is state-run medium-security prison on the bank of the Scioto River outside of Chillicothe, Ross County, OH. The total population of this prison is about 2,750 inmates. Chillicothe CI also houses over 130 Death Row inmates for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections who moved the majority of Ohio's male death row to CCI from the Ohio State Penitentiary and the Mansfield Correctional Institution. The prison industries program employs inmates in a chair factory operation, a mattress factory operation, and a vehicle modification operation.

The prison is a former military camp, named for Civil War general William Tecumseh Sherman. It later became a federal penitentiary and has housed several high-profile prisoners including Charles Manson in 1952, bootlegger Junior Johnson, and serial killer Anthony Sowell. Sowell currently resides there and is on death row.

Country music legend Johnny Paycheck also served a 22-month stint in CCI for shooting a man in a Hillsboro OH bar. During Paycheck's time there his friend and fellow musician Merle Haggard performed for the inmates.

While incarcerated inmates can take adult basic education courses and obtain a GED. Chillicothe Correctional Institution offers apprenticeship programs in culinary arts, health care sanitary technician, animal training, and recovery operator. Additional vocational training is available for inmates in welding and various construction disciplines including carpentry and HVAC. Inmates can also participate in community service activities working with dogs, refinishing church pews, creating rosaries, and making clothing for children in foster care.

Offender Programs

Community Services

  • Animal Trainer Apprenticeship


  • Adult Basic Education (ABLE)
  • Pre-GED
  • GED
  • High School Options
  • Transitional Education Program (TEP)

Apprenticeship Programs

  • Alteration Tailor
  • Animal Trainer
  • Landscape Management Technician
  • Recovery Operator
  • Janitor
  • Plumber

Education Services

  • Computer Aided Instructional Laboratories (CAIL)
  • Correctional Education Association (CEA) Tutor Training
  • Ohio Reentry Connections
  • Special Education Services
  • Library Services
  • Distance Learning Center

Career-Technical (Vocational) Programs

  • Administrative Professional Support (APS)
  • Applied Academics
  • Food Management and Production Services
  • Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

Advanced Jobs Training Program

  • Sinclair Community College

Inmate Locator

ODRC - Chillicothe Correctional Institution (CCI) is a facility in the Ohio Department of Corrections. The DOC publishes the names of their current inmates and identifies which of their locations the inmate is being held. Your search should start with the first DOC locator to see if your loved one is there. Begin with the first three letters of the offender's first and last name, it does not have to be spelled exactly.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason, they charge to access it.

Thank you for trying AMP!

You got lucky! We have no ad to show to you!

Visitation Information

CDRC - Chillicothe Correctional Institution - Visitation

Visitation is available daily during a morning session (8am - 12pm) and afternoon session (1pm - 5pm) in addition to the Saturday only session (5:30pm - 8:30pm).

Visitors must be processed in no later than 10 am for morning sessions and 3:15 pm for afternoon sessions. Visiting is closed on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Visiting hours are subject to change without notice. Please call the institution to verify visiting hours prior to your planned visit. To make reservations, please call 740-774-7085; to cancel reservations, please call 740-774-7086. Reservations must be made in advance, but no earlier than 30 days in advance.

The Chillicothe Correctional Institution has visiting kiosks available in all general population housing units. Video visitation is available 7 days per week. The hours available for video visitations are 7:00-10:00 AM, 12:00-4:00 PM, and 5:00-8:00 PM. Visits are thirty (30) minutes in duration, but an additional thirty minutes can be scheduled if the kiosk is not scheduled immediately after your scheduled video visit. Video visitation reservations must be made twenty-four (24) hours in advance and are subject to first-come, first-serve availability.

An approved visitor is defined as: a visitor that submitted an application for visitation, processing has been completed, and approval by institutional staff has taken place. Any approved visitor may request a video visit. Approved visitors must create an account and register with JPay. When family members register to have a video visit, they are prompted by JPay through a series of steps to achieve their visit. Video visits must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance of the time that they are requesting.

Video visitation kiosks are available to all general population inmates in their housing units. Inmates in restrictive housing (segregation) are not permitted to have video visits. All visitation rules and regulations for video visitation are the same as institutional visits. Violation of visiting rules during video visitation might result in a loss of visiting privileges. All video visits are monitored, recorded, and/or reviewed after the video visit session. Video visitation is limited to only approved and tentatively approved visitors. Video visits might be stopped if a violation of visiting rules is observed.

Thank you for trying AMP!

You got lucky! We have no ad to show to you!

Thank you for trying AMP!

You got lucky! We have no ad to show to you!

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.

Great Deals For You and Your Inmate