ODRC - Warren Correctional Institution (WCI)

State Prison

Last Updated: February 13, 2024
5787 OH-63, Lebanon, OH 45036

Warren Correctional is for State Prison offenders sentenced anywhere from one year to life by the State Court in the county where the charges were filed

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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

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You can support your loved ones at Warren Correctional on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 513-932-3388.

Located at 5787 OH-63 in Lebanon, OH, Warren Correctional carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Warren Correctional 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 - Warren Correctional Institution (WCI) 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.

Unique Programs

4 Paws for Abilities - WCI has partnered with 4 PAWS for Abilities to provide socialization and basic training in obedience, manners, and house training to service dogs. The dogs are trained specifically for individuals with physical, mental, and emotional needs. The program provides offenders the opportunity to learn about dog training and care from a certified trainer. In addition, it encourages them to gain a better sense of responsibility and improve social skills. The institution maintains up to 15 dogs at any given time.

Bright Future - The Bright Future Residential Treatment Program is a four month residential treatment program that addresses inmate’s drug and alcohol problems. This is a CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) program which is Reentry and Earned Credit approved. The purpose of the program is: To provide effective evidence based cognitive behavioral interventions to treat drug abuse and addiction and to prevent relapse for Ohio’s incarcerated felons, including those with co-morbid conditions and/or SAMI; To reduce tax payer expense and burden to state revenue by providing effective substance abuse treatment that promotes positive change in the offender’s lives. Recovery services programs have demonstrated success at reducing recidivism (source: 2011 CIIC Report). National research regarding recovery service programs shows that such programs result in significant cost savings of approximately $7 or more dollars return for each dollar spent in programming through reductions in recidivism among program completers. South Dakota, for example, showed cost-benefits of prison recovery at $8.43 saved for every $1.00 spent in programs.

Intensive Treatment Program (ITP) - The ITP is a residential unit designed to be an intermediate step between RTU level of care and general population for offenders with severe mental illness. ITP offenders do not need RTU level of care, but are determined to be more vulnerable to decompensation or are unable to function in general population without more intensive support. The ITP offers individualized mental health treatment including activity therapy and medication management.

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.

Inmate Locator

Warren Correctional 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. In your request, please provide:

  • First and last names of all adult visitors
  • Minors:
    • If related to the incarcerated individual, provide first name and relationship
    • If not related, list age only
  • Last name and ID number of the incarcerated person
  • Date of your visit
  • Time/session you’d like to reserve

In-Person Visitation Hours:


First Session 12:15 pm- 2:15 pm

Second Session 2:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Third Session 5:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Video Visitation Hours:
7–10 a.m.
11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
4:30–9 p.m.

Ask The Inmate

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