ODRC - Dayton Correctional Institution (DCI)

State Prison

Last Updated: February 21, 2024
4104 Germantown St , Dayton, OH 45417

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

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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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ODRC - Dayton Correctional Institution (DCI) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 937-263-0060

Located at 4104 Germantown St in Dayton, OH, DCI carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. DCI 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.

The DCI is a state prison for women situated in Montgomery County, operated by the ODRC since its opening in 1987. Housing up to 938 female inmates across various security levels, it accommodates minimum to maximum security prisoners.

Focusing on inmate rehabilitation and successful reintegration into society, DCI offers comprehensive re-entry programs. These initiatives cover essential skills such as job interview preparation, resume writing, and societal reintegration strategies. Academic courses are also provided, offering adult basic education and opportunities for inmates to earn their GED.

DCI features unique programs aimed at skill development and fostering responsibility. The adoptable dog program allows inmates to train abandoned dogs for adoption, while vocational training encompasses plumbing, landscaping, animal training, tailoring, food production, and HVAC, equipping inmates with employable skills post-release.

In addition to academic and vocational training, religious worship services and biblical studies are facilitated by the Chaplain's office to support inmates' spiritual well-being.

Special focus is placed on release preparation and re-entry programs, fostering personal transformation and community engagement. The Reintegration Unit offers transformative best practices and connections to community resources, with measurable goals monitored to track progress and reduce recidivism rates.

Various offender programs are available, covering a wide range of services:
- Community services include partnerships with organizations like Pilot Dog, Inc., Circle Tail, and Dogs Can Inspire, along with the Adoptable Dog Program.
- Academic programs encompass adult basic education, pre-GED, GED, and high school options, including transitional education programs.
- Apprenticeship programs cover fields such as alteration tailoring, animal training, janitorial work, landscape management, plumbing, and recovery operation.
- Education services include computer-aided instructional laboratories, tutoring programs, distance learning, and library services.
- Career-technical vocational programs offer training in administrative support, food management, HVAC, and advanced jobs through Sinclair Community College.

Overall, Dayton Correctional Institution prioritizes inmate rehabilitation, skill development, and community involvement, aiming to facilitate successful reintegration into society and reduce recidivism rates through comprehensive programming and support services.

Inmate Locator

DCI 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

Visit reservations must be made through the ViaPath portal. Visiting hours are subject to change without notice. Please call the institution to confirm hours before visiting.

First-time visitors must complete an orientation session, which begins promptly at noon for the first session (12:15–3:15 p.m.) or 4 p.m. for the second session (4:30–7:30 p.m.). Please have documents ready for visitation (custody paperwork, birth certificate, authorization of minor child form, etc.) or the visitor will not be permitted to enter.

Vending machines only accept credit/debit cards.

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