ODRC - Southeastern Correctional Institution (SCI)

State Prison

Last Updated: February 13, 2024
5900 B.I.S. Rd, Lancaster, OH 43130

SCI 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 - Southeastern Correctional Institution (SCI)

You can support your loved ones at SCI on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 740-653-4324.

Located at 5900 B.I.S. Rd in Lancaster, OH, SCI carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. SCI 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 - Southeastern Correctional Institution (SCI) 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.

SCI is an ODCR state prison facility housing approximately 2,000 male inmates in open dormitories, operating as a minimum/medium custody prison. Inmates engage in correctional industries, focusing on health tech cleaning supplies, while also having access to adult basic education and GED programs. Vocational training in electrical wiring, building maintenance, farming, custodial work, plumbing, HVAC, recovery operations, and welding is available. Religious worship services are facilitated through the Chaplain's office.

Unique programs include Harvest, a three-month cognitive behavioral therapy alcohol and drug treatment program focused on reentry and positive lifestyle restructuring. The Intensive Program Prison (IPP) offers a voluntary second chance opportunity for offenders, incorporating education, skill development, and programming to enhance environmental awareness and green economy skills. The Reading Room promotes family literacy with inmate narrators reading to children twice daily, supported by donated books and craft supplies.

Offender programs encompass community services like Teddy Bears, Second Chance Companions, and SCI Reclaimers for Recycling. Academic offerings include adult basic education, pre-GED, GED, and literacy units. Industries at SCI involve health tech cleaning supplies, while vocational training covers building maintenance, electrician work, HVAC, janitorial duties, plumbing, recovery operations, stationary engineering, welding, and an Advanced Jobs Training Program facilitated by Sinclair Community College.

Inmate Locator

SCI 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

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

In-Person Visitation Hours:
Tues, Weds, & Thurs
8:30–11:30 a.m.
Noon to 3 p.m.

Video Visitation Hours:
7:30–10:30 a.m.
11:50 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.
5:30–8:30 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.