Belmont Correctional Institution – Ohio

Know someone locked up in Belmont Correctional Institution? Belmont Correctional Institution is a correctional facility in the Ohio state prison system. This site will tell you about anything related to Belmont Correctional Institution,like: How to locate an inmate here. Visitation policies and procedures. The prisons’s phone number and address. Mailing or sending money to an inmate. And much, much more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Belmont Correctional Institution
Year Opened: 1995
State: Ohio
County: Belmont
DOC: Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
Security Level: Minimum, Medium, Close
Warden Name: Michele Miller

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Contact Information

Below you will find the mailing address and street address for Belmont Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are sending a package or letter to a prisoner at Belmont Correctional Institution, and be sure to use the physical address if you want to know the physical location of the facility.

Mailing Address

Make sure to read over the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information on this page before you mail something to an inmate to learn how to correctly address it, and use the appropriate steps for sending a package or letter. If you do not use the correct protocol, the package or letter might get sent back.

Belmont Correctional Institution
68518 Bannock Road Street
Clairsville OH, 43950

Street Address / Prison location


Belmont Correctional Institution
68518 Bannock Road P. O. Box 540
St. Clairsville OH, 43950

Phone Number and Fax Number

Fax Number:

Map and Directions

Use the street address if you are visiting an inmate. Be sure to also read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule information on this page before you visit an inmate at Belmont Correctional Institution.

Belmont Correctional Institution
68518 Bannock Road P. O. Box 540
St. Clairsville OH, 43950


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Phone Number

Belmont Correctional Institution prisoners can’t take phone calls, so you won’t get to call your inmate, but, there are times when it may be necessary to have the phone number to Belmont Correctional Institution.

Belmont Correctional Institution inmates can sometimes make phone calls using various methods:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

Belmont Correctional Institution prisoners don’t have access to fax machines, so you won’t get to fax a letter to inmates, but there are some times when it may be helpful to know the fax number to Belmont Correctional Institution.

Email Address

This is the primary email address for the prison. You won’t be able to email prisoners at this address. If you want to find out how to send an email to a prisoner, go to the Inmate Email heading on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 2730
Total Staff: 451

Inmate Email

To send a letter via email to an inmate you must follow an exact process to make sure that the message is received by the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

Inmates can’t access the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special rules that you must follow when sending a letter or package to a state prisoner. If you do not then the mail might not be received.

Before you send anything, make sure to read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Prison guards open and read all received general correspondence. Incoming general packages and mail is able to be read as frequently as deemed necessary to maintain safety and security or monitor a problem regarding inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the correct format for how you must address a letter to an inmate at Belmont Correctional Institution:

Belmont Correctional Institution
68518 Bannock Road Street
Clairsville OH, 43950

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Inmate Money

Every state prison has a Commissary that was created to provide an account for prisoner funds and for purchasing things not issued to inmates by the Bureau of Prisons.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources can add funds into these accounts using Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can choose to send prisoners funds in the postal service and have to send it to this address and follow the policies given below:

The deposit have to be a money order made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You are advised to use a post office money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be subject to a 15-day hold, during which the prisoner will not get the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender funds that don’t have correct inmate info if the envelope it was sent it has a return address. Checks and cash will not be deposited to the inmate’s account so don’t send any cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

Inmates are from time to time changed to different correctional facilities in the state, so sometimes you might need to find where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Click on the link below to find an Belmont Correctional Institution prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other Ohio state prisons: Ohio State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit Belmont Correctional Institution, you must know this info:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Wednesday – Sunday 7:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. (Morning Session)
11:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Afternoon Session)
Visitors must be processed in no later than 10:00 a.m. for morning visiting sessions and 1:30 p.m. for afternoon visiting sessions.
Visiting is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays and all State Holidays.

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each state prison has its own policies for prison visits and they get changed often. The policies listed here might be out of date when you are reading this, so be sure to also go to Belmont Correctional Institution’s website to read the most up to date rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard ensures each visitor signs the inmate visitors log before they enter the prison and also when they leave.

Identification Required

Photo ID of visitors will be required. Appropriate forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; although, a state photo id is OK.

For all of the points listed below, go to the actual Belmont Correctional Institution website as this info changes often:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

Information about Belmont Correctional Institution prison records coming soon.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

Info about Belmont Correctional Institution death row coming soon.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Details about Ohio parole process coming.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information about getting released from Belmont Correctional Institution coming soon.

Inmate Programs

Vocational Horticulture and Turf/Landscape Management: This is a 600 hour educational program that takes approximately 6 to 8 months to complete and obtain certificate. The students have the opportunity to prepare for and take the Landscape, Grower and Garden Center Ohio Certified Nursery Technician exams that are offered through the Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association. Students that pass one or more of these exams are issued a two year interim certification. They may apply for permanent certification if they obtain employment in the green industry. This BeCI vocational program entails classroom work and is community service approved which permits the students direct on the job training while servicing the community. The offender has the opportunity to meet with community partners, listen to their needs, apply their knowledge, make recommendations, supply a material list and complete the project.

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Prison Life

Details about what life is like at Belmont Correctional Institution will be posted ASAP.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Belmont Correctional Institution news will be posted ASAP.


A photo section coming soon.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Belmont Correctional Institution
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Belmont Correctional Institution.

If you have any photos of Belmont Correctional Institution that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Are you looking for a correctional facility job? Have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison before?

If so, check out:

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The official website:

Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • You have the right to protection from the accused.
  • You have the right to notification.
  • You have the right to attend proceedings.
  • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • You have the right to restitution.
  • You have the right to a speedy trial.
  • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • Spouses and children of all victims.
  • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
  • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
  • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

Victim Notification

The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

Click here to leave a comment

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Family Resources

More information about resources for family members of inmates at Belmont Correctional Institution coming soon.


A section with the history of Belmont Correctional Institution will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Famous Belmont Correctional Institution inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information About Other Ohio State Prisons: Ohio State Prisons

Belmont Correctional Institution Links

The official website:

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Links

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Belmont Correctional Institution

Have you ever been an inmate at Belmont Correctional Institution? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Belmont Correctional Institution?

If your answer is yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write down your prison experience so other people can find out what to expect.

Things you could put in your review:

  • Facility conditions
  • Facility facility and layout
  • Guards and prison staff
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gang activity
  • Programs and activities

If you are a prisoner at this prison, leave your address if you want to receive letters from people.

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