ODRC - Ohio State Penitentiary (OSP)

State Prison

Last Updated: February 13, 2024
878 Coitsville-Hubbard Rd, Youngstown, OH 44505

OSP 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 - maximum facility.

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You can support your loved ones at OSP on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 330-743-0700.

Located at 878 Coitsville-Hubbard Rd in Youngstown, OH, OSP carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. OSP 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.

OSP, an administrative maximum security prison in Youngstown, OH, primarily houses adult males, with a capacity of 504 inmates, mostly maximum security and administrative maximum security. Despite its high-security status, OSP is known for its humane treatment of offenders and the rehabilitative programs it offers, including adult basic education and GED programs.

Inmates at OSP have access to various self-development programs. The Accepting Responsibility program helps inmates understand the root cause of their destructive behavior. "Fear: The Anger Trigger" program focuses on anger management and its impact on oneself and others, including family. The M.A.N. U.P. Program empowers inmates by emphasizing the roles of leadership, provision, and protection in manhood, aiming to guide them in identifying their true nature and contributing positively to society.

The prison offers a range of offender programs, including community services like Adopt-A-School and partnerships with organizations such as the Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley and Animal Charity of Ohio. Academic opportunities include adult basic education, pre-GED, and high school equivalency programs, as well as apprenticeships in various fields like cooking, janitorial services, and landscape management.

Education services at OSP encompass computer-aided instructional laboratories, tutoring programs, and special education services. Inmates can also participate in a variety of incarcerated adult programs like TOPUCU, Thinking for a Change, and Inside Out Dads, addressing topics such as responsibility, anger management, and family relationships.

Reentry programs at OSP focus on equipping inmates with essential life skills for their transition back into society. These programs cover financial literacy (Money Smart), job readiness, and personal development. Mentoring programs, current affairs discussions, and decision-making workshops aim to prepare inmates for successful reintegration and reduce recidivism rates.

Inmate Locator

OSP 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 and must be made at least four, but no more than 30, days in advance via the online registration portal or by calling 330-743-0700 ext. 2111. All visitors must be listed on the reservation and be an approved visitor on the incarcerated individual’s list. Cancellations must be made five days before the scheduled visit to avoid penalties.

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


Incarcerated individuals housed in the General Population are allowed three visits per month and those housed in OSP Correctional Camp (OSPCC) are allowed four visits per month. Each visiting session counts as a separate visit. Therefore, two visit sessions on the same day count as two of the total visits allowed.

Visiting is limited to a maximum of three visitors per incarcerated adult at one time, including children unless special arrangements have been made in advance.

In-Person Visitation Hours:
Available Weds through Sun
8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Video Visitation Hours:
Contact institution for hours

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