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ODRC - Southern Ohio Correctional Facility (SOCF)

State Prison

Last Updated: September 28, 2022
Address
1724 SR 728, Lucasville, OH 45699
Beds
1179
County
Scioto
Phone
740-259-5544
Fax
740-259-2882
Email
drc.socf@odrc.state.oh.us

Southern Ohio Correctional is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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ODRC - Southern Ohio Correctional Facility (SOCF) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 740-259-5544

The inmates housed at Southern Ohio Correctional located at 1724 SR 728 in Lucasville, OH are placed according to their custody level (determined by a number of factors including the past criminal history and the length of their sentence). There are ample educational and vocational training programs for all inmates, especially ones that show a willingness to learn new things that will prepare them for a better life when they are released. The mission is to promote and prepare the offender to leave in better shape than when they arrived, giving them the best chance to never come back and thus lower the state's recidivism rate.

SOCF is a maximum security state prison that houses about 1,625 inmates. Southern Ohio Correctional incarcerates some of the most violent and dangerous inmates in the state, some of which are mentally ill. Assaults, fights and high use of force seem to dominate this facility but that is expected with a high-security level of inmates. This facility operates a shoe shop that employs inmates and is part of the correctional industries. Educational opportunities here include adult basic education classes and the ability for inmates to obtain a GED. Additional vocational courses in building maintenance are also available to offenders. This facility allows the use of their land for inmates of Ross Correctional Camp to farm. The food that is cultivated is donated to the Scioto County Homeless Shelter. Outpatient treatment for substance abuse is also available to inmates.

Unique Programs

ADAP Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Program was developed and designed for inmates while incarcerated to receive intensive outpatient care for drug/alcohol abuse. The 12-week program focuses on the implementation of cognitive and behavioral therapy through education to abolish dependency.

Reading Room - The reading rooms encourage family literacy by providing a pleasant and comfortable setting for both child and incarcerated parent. Each room is stocked with a wide variety of children’s books and has an inmate narrator who reads to the visiting children twice a day. The role of the inmate narrator is to read picture books to the children in much the same manner that children’s hour would be done at a public library. A variety of arts and craft supplies for the children are also available in most of the rooms. Many of the supplies and books are donated by employees and service organizations.

Offender Programs

Community Services

  • Scioto County Domestic Violence Shelter
  • Teaching Aids
  • Nursing Home Crafts/Decorations
  • Christmas Card Recycling

Academic

  • Adult Basic Education (ABLE)
  • GED

Inmate Locator

ODRC - Southern Ohio Correctional Facility (SOCF) is a facility in the Ohio Department of Corrections. The DOC publishes the names of their current inmates and identifies which of their locations the inmate is being held. Your search should start with the first DOC locator to see if your loved one is there. Begin with the first three letters of the offender's first and last name, it does not have to be spelled exactly.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

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Covid Visitation Information

VISITATION IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED AT ALL ODRC PRISON FACILITIES

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PLEASE REVIEW DRC’S GUIDELINES FOR THE REOPENING OF VISITING AT OUR FACILITIES.

PLEASE NOTE: IF THE OHIO PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY SYSTEM DETERMINES THE COUNTY THAT A CURRENTLY REOPENED FACILITY RESIDES IN TO BE IN A LEVEL 3 OR 4 PUBLIC EMERGENCY, THEN VISITING WILL ONCE AGAIN BE SUSPENDED AT THAT FACILITY.

Visitation Information

ODRC - Southern Ohio Correctional Facility - Visitation

Visiting Hours

  • Visitation is from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through Saturdays.
  • Visitors will not be processed into the visiting area after 4:00 p.m.
  • Visiting is closed Sundays through Tuesday and all state holidays.
  • Visiting hours are subject to change without notice. Please call the institution to verify visiting hours before planning a visit.

Reservations

  • Visiting reservations are required for all visiting sessions.
  • Reservations are accepted up to 30 days in advance but no less than 72 hours prior to the visit.
  • With the exception of state holidays, approved visitors may make a reservation by calling 740-259-5544, ext. 3208, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays.

Video Visitation

The Southern Ohio Correctional Facility offers video visitation to level 4A inmates only; it is not available to level 4B inmates or inmates being held in restrictive housing. Reservations are accepted up to 30 days in advance but no less than 72 hours prior to the visit. Visitation is from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and closed Sunday through Tuesday, as well as all state holidays.

The video visits are 30 minutes in length but may be scheduled for additional time if within the visitation hours set for SOCF. Video visits are for approved visitors only who have registered with JPay.

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