ODRC - Lorain Correctional Institution (LorCI)

State Prison

Last Updated: March 30, 2024
2075 S Avon-Belden Rd, Grafton, OH 44044

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

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.

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You can support your loved ones at LorCI on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 440-748-1049.

Located at 2075 S Avon-Belden Rd in Grafton, OH, LorCI carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. LorCI 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 - Lorain Correctional Institution (LorCI) 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.

LCI serves as a reception and distribution center for the northern half of Ohio, situated adjacent to Grafton Correctional Institution. This reception center accommodates male inmates of all security levels, from minimum to closed custody, overseen by the ODCR, typically processing them within 30 days. However, due to persistent overcrowding, some inmates may remain for extended periods awaiting classification. While primarily a short-term holding facility, it offers adult basic education classes and GED programs for inmates awaiting transfer to appropriate facilities.

One unique program at LCI is the Bee Keeping Program, launched in 2012 to promote green initiatives and teach inmates beekeeping skills. Inmates construct hives and manage over a million bees, attending weekly classes covering various aspects of beekeeping. The program not only benefits the facility but also positively impacts the surrounding community through pollination and honey donations to local food banks. Additionally, inmates gain valuable writing and editorial skills by producing a monthly newsletter.

Reading rooms at LCI foster family literacy by providing a comfortable space stocked with children's books. Inmate narrators read to visiting children twice daily, mimicking public library story hours. Arts and craft supplies are also available, often donated by employees and organizations, enhancing the experience for both children and incarcerated parents.

LCI offers various offender programs, including community services like the Medina County SPCA Dog Foster Program and educational opportunities such as adult basic education, pre-GED, and GED classes. Apprenticeship programs cover a range of skills like animal training, baking, carpentry, HVAC, and plumbing. The institution also provides resources for reentry, special education services, and access to libraries.

For inmate releases, families can park in designated areas and inform institutional staff upon arrival. Release times are scheduled between 12:30–1:30 p.m. on weekdays and after 8 a.m. on weekends. Family support can provide clothing for release, following specific guidelines, either on the day of release, through advance ordering, or by mailing it to the institution.

Inmate Locator

LorCI 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.

Visiting hours are 8:00 am to 11:00 am (morning session) and 12:00pm to 3:00pm (afternoon session). Visitors are asked to arrive by no later than 9:30 am for the morning session and no later than 1:00 pm for the afternoon session.

All visitors must complete a visitor application and become an approved visitor prior to being able to schedule a visit. This application can be located under the “Visitation” tab on main page of the website. Visit applications may either be emailed to DRC.VisitationLorCI@odrc.state.oh.us; mailed directly to the facility or faxed to 440-748-2191.


Making Reservations

Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance for all visiting sessions. Approved visitors may make a reservation up to 30 days in advance via the online registration portal.

Any families indicating issues with the reservation system can call GTL Visitor Support at: (855) 208-7349 or visitorsupport@gtl.net. Families can also speak with the Visitation Officer at the facility by calling 440-316-4094 from 7:30am to 3:00pm.

Guidelines for Visitors

Visiting is limited to a maximum of three (3) preapproved visitors per incarcerated person at one time. Each incarcerated person will be permitted four visits per month.

No cash may be taken into the Visiting Room. Visitors will be permitted to take in one credit card or one debit card for use in the vending machines.

Visitors may also purchase tokens from the token machine for pictures during visit. The cost is $5 for two pictures with a maximum of five pictures and one frame.

Ask The Inmate

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