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ODRC - Grafton Correctional Institution (GCI)

State Prison

Last Updated: September 15, 2022
Address
2500 S Avon Belden Rd, Grafton, OH 44044
Beds
1892
County
Lorain
Phone
440-748-1161
Fax
440-748-2521
Email
drc.gci@odrc.state.oh.us

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

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ODRC - Grafton Correctional Institution (GCI) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 440-748-1161

The inmates housed at Grafton CI located at 2500 S Avon Belden Rd in Grafton, 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.

The Grafton Correctional Institution is a minimum and medium-security state prison for men located in Grafton, Lorain County, Ohio, owned and operated by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. The facility was opened in 1988 and houses a maximum of 2074 inmates at a mix of minimum and medium security levels.

Grafton participates in a correctional industries program that specializes in braille transcription and the bottling of fragrances. Community service opportunities for inmates include working with animals through cooperation with Lorain County, fostering cats in the under the wing program, roadside cleanup crews through the Department of Transportation, and book assembly for grades K-8. Inmates who did not graduate high school, and do not currently have a diploma can take academic courses to earn a GED or obtain an adult basic education.

In order to teach inmates a new skill, and better their chances at obtaining legitimate work opportunities after their incarceration, inmates are provided apprenticeship programs in the following areas: tailoring, custodial engineering, landscaping, welding, screen printing, food service management, building maintenance, culinary arts, HVAC, animal training, and carpentry.

The Chaplain's office offers various self-help programs, anger management, and multiple religious worshiping services.

Unique Programs - Specialized Housing and Programs - GCI offers several specialized housing units and programs. The Veterans Unit offers programming and comradery related to veteran’s affairs. The Faith-Based Unit offers men of diverse religious background programming and meaningful unit-based activities surrounding faith and spirituality. Grafton Reintegration Center is a three dorm center that offers low-level offenders the opportunity to experience many programs and meaningful activities prior to release.

Sex Offender Programming

Located at GCI, this extensive residential program is designed to address the behavioral needs of high-risk sex offenders. Stepping Stones Therapeutic Community - Located at the GRC, this recovery-based program promotes treatment through a community approach.

GRC Media Center - The home of the HOPE Channel. This program develops media and graphical design. It offers video programming to all facilities in the NE Region.

CDL Program - This 4-week program allows offenders the opportunity to receive their Class A Commercial Driver’s License. Additionally, PI&I Trucking offers full-time employment to all graduates upon release.

Edwin's Program - This culinary arts program is run by the founder of Edwin’s Leadership and Restaurant Institute. This year-long program offers all aspects of the restaurant business along with possible employment upon release.

Inmate Locator

ODRC - Grafton Correctional Institution (GCI) 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.

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Visitation Information

ODRC - Grafton Correctional Institution - Visitation

All visitation is through reservations only

Visit reservation can be made in person with the visit officer after a visit.

Visit Reservation Contact Information. Reservations can be made by calling the respective institutions from 6:00p.m. to 9:00pm seven days a week.

Grafton Correctional Institution (GCI) 440-535-1193

Grafton Reintegration Center (GRC) 440-535-1307

Grafton Correctional Institution (GCI) Visitation:

Wednesday through Sunday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm (morning sessions). Visitors must be checked in before 9:45 am and for afternoon sessions, (12:30 pm to 4:30 pm) visitors must be checked in by 2:30 pm.

GCI Visiting is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, and State observed holidays.

Inmates whose institutional number ends in an odd number are permitted visitation on odd numbered calendar days (1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31) except in the case of out-of-state visits.

Inmates whose institutional number ends in an even number are permitted visitation on even numbered calendar days (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30) except in the case of out-of-state visits.

Grafton Reintegration Center (GRC) Visitation:

Friday through Sunday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm (morning sessions). Visitors must be checked in by 9:45 am and for afternoon sessions (12:30 pm to 4:30 pm) visitors must be checked in by 2:30 pm.

GRC Visiting is closed on Mondays-Thursday, and State observed holidays.

Inmates whose institutional number ends in an odd number are permitted visitation on odd numbered calendar days (1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31) except in the case of out-of-state visits.

Inmates whose institutional number ends in an even number are permitted visitation on even numbered calendar days (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30) except in the case of out-of-state visits.

*All visitors are subject to search.

Video Visitation

The Grafton Correctional Institution and Grafton Reintegration Center maintain video visiting kiosks in every general population housing unit. The hours of availability for video visits are as follows: 7:30 AM – 10:30AM; 12:30PM – 3:30PM; and 5:30PM – 8:30PM. Visits are 30 minutes in duration; however, an additional 30 minutes may be requested if there is no one scheduled at the same kiosk immediately after the conclusion of the initial video visit.

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.

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