Grafton Correctional Institution – Ohio

Are you looking for somebody in Grafton Correctional Institution? Grafton Correctional Institution is a state prison in the Ohio state prison system. This guide tells you about anything you might need to know about Grafton Correctional Institution such as the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to visit Grafton Correctional Institution inmates. The prisons’s phone number and address. How to send mail and money to an inmate. And much much more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Grafton Correctional Institution
Year Opened: 1988
State: Ohio
County: Lorain
DOC: Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
Security Level: Minimum, Medium, Close
Warden Name: Kimberly Clipper

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Contact Information

In this section you have the street address and mailing address for Grafton Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are going to send a package or letter to someone at Grafton Correctional Institution, and make sure to use the physical address if you want to know the physical location of the prison.

Mailing Address

Make sure to check the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section further down on this page before you send a package or letter to an inmate so that you properly address it, and follow the right protocol for mailing a letter or package. If you do not use the correct steps, the letter or package could get sent back.

Grafton Correctional Institution
2500 South Avon Belden Road
Grafton OH, 44044

Street Address / Prison location


Grafton Correctional Institution
2500 South Avon Belden Road
Grafton OH, 44044

Phone Number and Fax Number


Map and Directions

Use the street address if you are going to visit a prisoner. Make sure to check the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule information further down on this page before you visit someone in prison at Grafton Correctional Institution.

Grafton Correctional Institution
2500 South Avon Belden Road
Grafton OH, 44044


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Phone Number

Inmates don’t have telephones, so you can’t call the inmate, but, there are times when it may be necessary to know the telephone number to the prison.

Grafton Correctional Institution prisoners are able to make phone calls using:

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

Fax Number

Grafton Correctional Institution prisoners don’t have fax machines, so you won’t get to send a fax to the inmate, but there are cases when it might be necessary to know the fax machine number to the prison.

Email Address

The email address listed below is the primary email address for the prison. You cannot email inmates at this email address. If you need to send an email to a prisoner, read the Inmate Email information further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 1334
Total Staff: 327

Inmate Email

To send email to a prisoner at Grafton Correctional Institution you must follow an specific procedure to ensure that the email is received by the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners are not permitted to access the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain protocols that you must follow when sending a letter or package to a prisoner. If you don’t follow these rules then the mail might not make it there.

Before you send anything, read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Correctional facility employees open and inspect all received general mail and packages. Received general postal correspondence is read as frequently as is deemed necessary to keep safety and security or watch any problems having to do with a certain inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the format for how you have to address a letter to a prisoner at Grafton Correctional Institution:

Grafton Correctional Institution
2500 South Avon Belden Road
Grafton OH, 44044

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Inmate Money

Each state correctional institution has a Commissary that was created to provide prisoners a bank type account for prisoner money and for buying things not provided by the Bureau of Prisons.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone may add funds to prisoner’s accounts with Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can to send prisoners money by way of the mail and have to send money to this address and follow the directions provided below:

The money must be in the form of a money order made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You should use a U.S. Postal Service money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be placed on a 15-day hold period, and in this time the prisoner will not have access to the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will return funds that do not have correct inmate info but only if the envelope you sent it in has an adequate return address. Checks and cash cannot be deposited so don’t send any checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

State prisoners are often moved to different prison facilities throughout the Ohio prison system, so you may have to look up the current location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click the link below to find an Grafton Correctional Institution prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other Ohio state prisons: Ohio State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit Grafton Correctional Institution, be sure that you know the following information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

General Population: Inmates are permitted visits based on their institutional number. Inmates whose institutional number ends in an odd number are permitted visitation on odd numbered calendar days. Inmates whose institutional number ends in an even number are permitted visitation on even numbered calendar days. Visitation is available on the following dates and times:
Tuesday – Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Morning Session) 12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Afternoon Session)
Visitors must be processed in no later than 9:45 a.m. for morning visiting sessions and 2:45 p.m. for afternoon visiting sessions.
Visiting in the main compound is closed on Sunday and Monday and all State Holidays.
GCI Camp Inmates:
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Visiting at the GCI Camp is closed Monday – Friday and all State Holidays.

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every Ohio prison has their own policies for prisoner visitation and these rules are changed regularly. The information discussed here could be changed since this was written, so make sure to also go to Grafton Correctional Institution’s site to get the most up to date visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The front entrance guard will make sure every visitor signs the prison visitors log when entering the visitation area and upon departure.

Identification Required

Positive picture identification of all visitors will be required. The best forms of id are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; although, a state issued picture ID is acceptable.

For all of the things shown below, check out the main prison website as this info is changed all the time:

  • 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

Details about Grafton Correctional Institution records coming.

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

More information about Grafton Correctional Institution death row to be added later.

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Details about Ohio parole 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 Grafton Correctional Institution will be posted ASAP.

Inmate Programs

The Career Technical Horticulture Program is an educational program at GCI designed to offer inmates the opportunity to develop marketable skills in the horticulture field. The one-year program, composed of both classroom and hands on training, prepares students to test for the Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association Certification. Upon successful completion of all three exams in this test, inmates are granted the Interim Ohio Nursery Technician Master Status. There is a five week program offered to short term offenders providing an overview of the program. Plants and vegetables are grown and sold to staff providing a self-sustaining program. In addition to the staff sales, several hundred pounds of produce are donated to the local food bank each year.
Faith Based Family Reintegration Program is a program for offenders, their family members, sponsors and mentors. The program is facilitated by GCI staff, Adult Parole Authority staff, and local clergy volunteers. The program consists of 4 phases of tabletop exercises designed to involve the offender and his family in the development of a family reintegration plan (family contract). The program participants will meet twice each month for 12 months. The finished product will be a family plan that the offender and family members can use as a guide to help them work through reentry issues. They will be encouraged to share their plan with the minister in the church they will be attending upon release from prison.

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Prison Life

Section about life at Grafton 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.


Grafton Correctional Institution news to be added later.


A photo section will be posted ASAP.

For example, photos of:

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

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

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Trying to find a correctional facility job? Have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison facility previously?

If so, click here:

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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:

  • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
  • Victims have the right to notification.
  • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • Victims have the right to restitution.
  • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
  • Victims 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.

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Family Resources

Information about resources for family members of inmates at Grafton Correctional Institution to be added later.


A section with the history of Grafton Correctional Institution coming.

Such as:

  • Famous Grafton 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

Grafton Correctional Institution Links

The official website:

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Links

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Grafton Correctional Institution

Have you ever been a prisoner in Grafton Correctional Institution? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate there?

If yes, then please tell us about it. Write down your experience so that others can learn what to expect.

Things you can write in what you write:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Guards and staff
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Prisoner safety
  • Gang activity
  • Inmate programs and activities

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

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  1. desiree says:

    most of the staff are rude and makes unnecessary comments to those who are visiting. we already are dealing with enough by having to visit a family member or friend in jail but on top of that get rude and unfair services.

  2. Horace says:

    I am concern citizen who won a know how can punish a person in a jail with not real evidences? Are a warden take full responsabilities on what happening inside and over all who work there? If found some thing wrong on a bed of inmate is not evidences he was own that and maybe a another inmate was set a evidences for damage a inmate partner . I hope and demanding investigate how procedure take in any situation, or I will call direct to Governor Kasich and give a full name of inmate and situation, also must investigate why many inmate scare for a own life and how safe are that institution for all inmates.

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