ODRC - Pickaway Correctional Institution (PCI)

State Prison

Last Updated: February 13, 2024
11781 St Rte 762, Orient, OH 43146

PCI 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 - low facility.

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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 - Pickaway Correctional Institution (PCI)

You can support your loved ones at PCI on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 614-877-4362.

Located at 11781 St Rte 762 in Orient, OH, PCI carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. PCI 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 - Pickaway Correctional Institution (PCI) 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.

PCI is a state facility housing primarily minimum and medium custody inmates, with a population of around 2,143 inmates. It also cares for chronically ill offenders through the Frazier Health Center. PCI operates five Ohio Prison Industry shops, providing inmates employment and generating revenue for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections. Inmates have access to mental health and addiction services, including the OASIS program, and advanced job training through Sinclair Community College.

The OASIS Therapeutic Community at PCI is a collaborative effort addressing substance abuse among male offenders. It focuses on right living and recovery through a shared therapeutic structure, offering both intensive and long-term programs. The OPI Print Shop, a full-service printing facility, employs offenders in various production tasks. Sinclair Community College offers advanced job training courses, aiming to increase employability upon release, taught by faculty both traditionally and via distance learning.

Reading rooms at PCI encourage family literacy, providing a comfortable setting for children and incarcerated parents, with inmate narrators reading to visiting children twice a day. Community services include partnerships with organizations like Crayons to Computers and Pilot Dogs. Academic programs include adult basic education, pre-GED, and GED courses, along with vocational programs like Administrative Office Technology. Industries at PCI encompass modular furniture production, meat processing, printing, and warehousing, providing inmates with valuable skills and employment opportunities. Additionally, PCI hosts programs like the Adoptable Dog Program, enriching the lives of both inmates and animals.

Inmate Locator

PCI 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.

Get an Arrest Record immediately.

Visitation Information

Visit reservations must be made through the ViaPath portal. Visiting hours are subject to change without notice. Please call the institution to confirm hours before visiting.

First-time visitors must complete an orientation session, which begins promptly at noon for the first session (12:15 - 3:15 p.m.) or 4 p.m. for the second session (4:30 - 7:30 p.m.). Please have documents ready for visitation (custody paperwork, birth certificate, authorization of minor child form, etc.) or the visitor will not be permitted to enter.

Vending machines only accept credit/debit cards.

In-Person Visitation Hours:
Available Mon/Thurs/Fri

noon - 3:30 p.m.
4 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Closed Tues/Wed

Available Sat & Sun
8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
noon - 3:30 p.m.

Video Visitation Hours:
Available daily
8 a.m. - 11 a.m.
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

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.