ODRC - Lebanon Correctional Institution (LECI)

State Prison

Last Updated: January 25, 2022
3791 State Rte 63 , Lebanon, OH 45036

Lebanon Correctional 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 - Lebanon Correctional Institution (LECI)

ODRC - Lebanon Correctional Institution (LECI) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 513-932-1211

The inmates housed at Lebanon Correctional located at 3791 State Rte 63 in Lebanon, 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.

Lebanon Correctional is a close custody state prison operated by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction in Warren County's Turtlecreek Township, about four miles west of Lebanon and two miles east of Monroe and about 32 miles north of Cincinnati, Ohio on State Route 63. Lebanon Correctional Institution is separated into nine-cell blocks with three tiers in each. Each tier can hold up to 250 adult male inmates.

It is immediately adjacent to another state prison, the Warren Correctional Institution, and was built in the 1950s on land purchased by the state when the Shaker settlement at Union Village closed in 1912. It currently can house over 2,500 male inmates, a small portion of which are minimum and medium custody offenders.

The prison opened in 1960 and sits on 1,900 acres of land, much of which is used as a farm, including the raising of cows. In 2007, there were 2,532 inmates with a total staff of 580, of which 340 are security staff.

Prison inmates manufacture license plates, license plate stickers, printing, and metal fabrication for institutional furniture in the prison industries plant

A crochet program teaches inmates the basics of crocheting and is responsible for creating hats and scarves for donation to a homeless shelter. An additional sewing program creates custom clothing for wounded servicemen from the military. Inmates at Lebanon Correctional Institution can also work in the prison industries in a license plate factory, creating license plate validation stickers, and in a distribution warehouse.

Select offenders can participate in vocational and Apprenticeship programs in food production services, graphics, baking, farm equipment mechanics, animal training, tailoring, HVAC, electrician, plumbing, painting, water treatment plant operator, and recovery operator.

Unique Programs

Reading Room

The reading room at LeCI is stocked with a wide variety of children’s books. The child and guardian may select a book from the reading room to take back to their designated visiting table. We encourage the incarcerated parent to take the selected book and read to a child. The opportunity to read to a child can build a bond and it can also help to foster a lifelong love of books.

Real Men Crochet

The Real Men Crochet Program started in March 2008. The two-phase program provides inmates with the basic art of crocheting and then gives them the opportunity to donate works to area nonprofit groups, making community service an integral part of re-entry. Inmates have made attractive scarves and hats for the local homeless shelter. The men have also made beautiful afghans that were donated to the Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. In addition, inmates have started crocheting sweaters for Guide Posts for Kids. These sweaters will be sent overseas and throughout the United States. Presently, there are 20 inmates that are crocheting in this program and the waiting list continues to grow. So far, 57 scarves and hats have been sent to a homeless shelter in Dayton, Ohio. A total of 16 Afghans were sent to the VA hospital in Dayton, Ohio. In addition, three (3) United States flag afghans are completed; one (1) Ohio State flag afghan, and 63 hats and scarves are ready to be dropped off. All of the materials for this program are donated by the public.

Sew Much Comfort

The Sew Much Comfort Program helps provide adaptive clothing for wounded service members from all branches of the military and National Guard. T-shirts, polo shirts, sweatpants, and underwear are altered by opening seams and attaching Velcro closures where needed. Another facet of this program allows inmates to make cloth hospital bedrail bags and wheelchair bags which can be used for many purposes. These items are sent to U.S. Army bases all over the world. Lebanon Correctional started the program in November 2006 and we have shipped 630 bags.

Industries - Lebanon Correctional Institution houses industries such as license plate manufacturing, license plate validation sticker and distribution center warehouse.

Offender Programs

Community Services

  • Crayon to Computers
  • Dayton Veteran's Administration - Real Men Crochet
  • Hope in Heels - Sewing "Pookie Pouches", Blankets, etc.
  • Keeping Our Kids Warm - Crochet Hats and Clothing


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

Apprenticeship Programs

  • Alteration Tailor
  • Animal Trainer
  • Baker
  • Cook (any industry)
  • Electrician
  • Electronic Technician
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Janitor
  • Landscape Management Technician
  • Maintenance Repairer, Building
  • Off-set Press Operator
  • Painter
  • Plumber
  • Recovery Operator
  • Stationary Engineer
  • Water Treatment Plant Operator

Education Services

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

Career-Technical (Vocational) Programs

  • Administrative Professional Support (APS)
  • Commercial Baking
  • Food Management and Production Services
  • Graphic Occupations

Inmate Locator

ODRC - Lebanon Correctional Institution (LECI) 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

ODRC - Lebanon Correctional Institution - Visitation

Visiting hours are subject to change without notice. Please call the institution at 513-932-1211 to verify visiting hours before planning a visit. Visiting is closed on all State Holidays.

“Temporary Change in Visiting Schedule at LeCI”

Lebanon Correctional Institution is set to undertake a major expansion project in the visit room. This expansion is scheduled to improve the visit experience for all involved and to increase the number of visits able to be held. With this project comes a temporary change in the visiting schedule. Effective July 1st, visitation will only be available on Sunday, Monday, Friday, and Saturday. This change is only temporary and will afford the opportunity for the expansion to be completed. It is projected that our facility will be able to resume the regular visiting schedule by June 2018. At Lebanon Correctional Institution we promote visitation and encourage positive interaction between offenders and their loved ones. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as this project is completed.


Visiting hours are subject to change without notice. Please call the institution at 513-932-1211 to verify visiting hours before planning a visit. Visiting is closed on all State Holidays.

Visitation is available on the following days and times:

Hours – General Population

Monday & Friday Only


Visiting Times

Processed in
by time


12:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

1:00 p.m.


2:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

3:30 p.m.


5:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday


Visiting Times

Processed in
by time


9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

10:15 a.m.


12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

12:45 p.m.


2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

3:15 p.m.

Visiting Guidelines

  • General population inmates are permitted visits based on their institutional number. Inmates whose institutional number ends in an odd number are permitted visitation on odd numbered calendar days. Inmates whose institutional number ends in an even number are permitted visitation on even numbered calendar days.
  • Visiting is limited to a maximum of three approved (3) visitors per inmate at one time, including walking children, unless special arrangements have been made in advance.
  • All visitors under eighteen (18) years of age must be related to the offender being visited or accompanied by an approved visitor who is the child’s parent, legal guardian or 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 offender’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.
  • Each visiting session counts as a separate visit.
  • Visitors travelling greater than 200 miles one way may request two (2) visits on the same day. The visits shall count as the two (2) visits allowed per inmate each month.
  • Inmates housed in General Population and Security Control status will be permitted weekend visits, while inmates in Disciplinary Control Status are not authorized for weekend visitation.

How to Make A Reservation:

Visiting reservations are required for all visiting sessions. Approved visitors may make a reservation up to 30 days in advance by emailing us at DRC.VisitationLeCI@odrc.state.oh.us and an officer will reply within 72 hours of receipt. This is the preferred method due to the high volume of phone calls. In the reservation email request, please provide: adult visitor(s) full first and last names; for minors under the age of 18 that are related to the inmate, please list their name and relationship. For all other minor children, please list age only. Also include the inmate last name and inmate number; date and session you want to reserve.

Approved visitors may also make a reservation by calling 513-932-4616. The visiting reservation phone line is answered Monday through Friday between the hours of 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, the reservation phone line is answered between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The name, number, and relationship to the inmate must be provided at the time of making the reservation.

If you make a reservation and want to cancel, you will need to call three (3) days in advance, or you will be charged a visit for the following month. A “No Show” is a reservation spot that someone else could have made.

Visiting Hours - Correctional Camp (No changes)

Monday through Friday


Visiting Times

Processed in
by time


4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday


Visiting Times

Processed in
by time


12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

1:30 p.m.


4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

Camp visiting is closed on all State Holidays.

Reservations - Correctional Camp:

Visiting reservations are required for all visiting sessions. Reservation requests will be accepted no less than 72 hours and no more than 30 days in advance of visit. Telephone reservation requests will be accepted by calling 513-932-1211, ext. 3911, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Video Visitation

At Lebanon Correctional Institution, video visitation is available seven (7) days weekly, from 7:30-10:30 AM, 12:00-3:00 PM, and 5:30-8:30 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 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