ODRC - Southern Ohio Correctional Facility (SOCF)

State Prison

Last Updated: April 01, 2024
1724 SR 728, Lucasville, OH 45699

SOCF 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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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 - Southern Ohio Correctional Facility (SOCF)

You can support your loved ones at SOCF on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 740-259-5544.

Located at 1724 SR 728 in Lucasville, OH, SOCF carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. SOCF 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.

SOCF is a maximum-security state prison housing approximately 1,625 inmates, including some of the most violent and mentally ill offenders in the state. As expected with its high-security level, the facility experiences assaults, fights, and high use-of-force incidents. SOCF operates a shoe shop as part of its correctional industries program, offering employment to inmates. Educational opportunities include adult basic education and GED classes, with additional vocational courses in building maintenance. Inmates from Ross Correctional Camp utilize SOCF's land for farming, with the harvested food donated to the Scioto County Homeless Shelter. Outpatient substance abuse treatment is also provided.

The facility offers unique programs such as the ADAP Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Program, a 12-week intensive outpatient care program for drug/alcohol abuse focusing on cognitive and behavioral therapy. The Reading Room promotes family literacy, providing children's books and inmate narrators who read to visiting children twice daily, supported by donated supplies and books.

Offender programs include community services like support for the Scioto County Domestic Violence Shelter and nursing home crafts/decorations, along with academic offerings such as adult basic education and GED classes.

Inmate Locator

SOCF 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 must be made for all visits via the online visitor portal no less than 72 hours in advance and no more than 30 days in advance of the visit. Visitors will not be processed into the visiting area after 4 p.m.

Video visitation is not permitted for incarcerated individuals in level 4B or restrictive housing.

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

In-Person Visitation Hours:
Weds through Sat
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Video Visitation Hours:
Weds through Sat for level 4A individuals
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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