ODRC - Lebanon Correctional Institution (LeCI)

State Prison

Last Updated: February 12, 2024
3791 State Rte 63 , Lebanon, OH 45036

LeCI 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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You can support your loved ones at LeCI on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 513-932-1211.

Located at 3791 State Rte 63 in Lebanon, OH, LeCI carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. LeCI 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 - Lebanon Correctional Institution (LeCI) 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.

LeCI is a close-custody state prison situated in Warren County's Turtlecreek Township approximately 32 miles north of Cincinnati, it houses over 2,500 adult male inmates across nine-cell blocks with three tiers each. Built in the 1950s on 1,900 acres of land, it operates adjacent to Warren Correctional Institution.

LeCI's inmate population engages in various manufacturing activities, including license plate production, printing, and metal fabrication for institutional furniture. Additionally, inmates participate in crochet and sewing programs, creating items for donation to homeless shelters and military hospitals. Select offenders can also join vocational and apprenticeship programs spanning fields such as food production, graphic design, and mechanical trades.

The facility boasts unique programs aimed at inmate rehabilitation and community service. The Reading Room initiative encourages incarcerated parents to read to their children during visits, promoting family bonding and literacy. The Real Men Crochet Program teaches crochet skills and enables inmates to donate handmade items to nonprofit organizations. Similarly, the Sew Much Comfort Program involves altering clothing for wounded service members and creating bags for hospital use, benefiting military personnel worldwide.

In terms of industries, LeCI houses facilities for license plate manufacturing, distribution, and other related services. It also offers an array of offender programs covering community services, academic education, and vocational training. From basic education to specialized vocational courses like HVAC and plumbing, inmates have access to diverse educational opportunities aimed at rehabilitation and re-entry into society.

Through its comprehensive programs and initiatives, Lebanon Correctional strives to foster personal growth, skill development, and community engagement among its inmate population, contributing to their successful reintegration into society upon release.

Inmate Locator

LeCI 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

Reservations are required for all visits. Visiting hours are subject to change without notice. Please call the institution to confirm hours before visiting.

You may schedule a visit Wednesday through Sunday. No visitation on holidays.

Approved visitors may make a reservation up to 30 days in advance, but at least 72 hours in advance for all visiting sessions. To make your reservation, you must be registered in the Viapath visitation website. Schedule a visit through the Viapath Portal. All visitors must be listed on the reservation and be approved visitors.

To make a reservation, you must provide the following:

  1. First and last name of each adult visitor

  2. For minors related to the individual, provide name, age, and relationship

  3. For other minors, just age

  4. Incarcerated individual’s full name and ID number

  5. Preferred date and time of visit

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

  • Session 1 - 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

  • Session 2 - 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday

  • Session 1 - 8:30 am – 11:30 a.m.

  • Session 2 - 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Cancelations must be made at least three days in advance of a reservation, or you will be charged a visit for the following month.

Cut off times for visitors to check in will be:

Wednesday through Friday – 1:30 pm for the first session and 5:30 pm for the second.
Sunday and Saturday – 9:30 am for the first session and 1:30 pm for the second.

Availability by Housing & ID Number

General population individuals are permitted two visits per month. Incarcerated adults housed in General Population and Security Control status will be permitted weekend visits, while incarcerated adults in Restrictive Housing due to the Rules Infraction Board (RIB) disposition, are not authorized for weekend visits.

Available visitation dates are based on the individual’s number. All Individuals whose institutional number ends in an odd number are permitted visitation on odd-numbered calendar days. All Individuals whose institutional number ends in an even number are permitted visitation on even-numbered calendar days.

Visiting hours are subject to change without notice. Please call the institution to confirm the hours before visiting.

Guidelines for Visitors

To be permitted entry, visitors must have photo identification and successfully pass the metal detector. All visitors are subject to search.

Visiting is limited to a maximum of three approved visitors per incarcerated adult at one time, including walking children, unless special arrangements have been made in advance. Visitors traveling more than 200 miles one way may request two visits on the same day. The visits shall count as the two visits allowed per incarcerated adult each month.

No cash may be taken into the Visiting Room. Visitors may use credit or debit cards for the vending machines.

Visitors with medical impairments that make them unable to clear a metal detector will need to bring a medical card or documentation from their physician stating why they are unable to clear the metal detector each time they visit.

Cell phones, electronic devices, keys (other than your vehicle key) and other items not allowed in the institution must be secured in your vehicle or placed in one of the rented lockers. You will need two quarters to use the lockers.

Visiting Minors

All visitors under 18 years of age must be related to the incarcerated adult being visited or accompanied by an approved visitor who is the child’s parent or legal guardian. Documentation naming the child’s custodial parent or guardian must be presented in the form of a birth certificate or custodial court order prior to the visit.

In cases where an incarcerated adult’s child visits and a custodial parent or legal guardian does not accompany the child, a notarized Authorization for Minor Child Visitation Form (DRC4371) must be provided, specifying the name(s) of the guardian(s) listed on the approved visiting list who may bring the child to visit and permission for the child to be photographed and searched.

Special Visits

Special visits will be considered for special circumstances as described in DRC Policy Inmate Visitation DRC 76-VIS-01. The incarcerated individual must request a special visit through their Unit Staff. One special visit may be authorized per three-month period.

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