Lake Erie Correctional Institution – Ohio

Looking for somebody locked up in Lake Erie Correctional Institution? Lake Erie Correctional Institution is a state correctional institution in the Ohio state prison system. This guide gives you info about anything a person needs to know about Lake Erie Correctional Institution: Find an inmate at Lake Erie Correctional Institution. Visiting an inmate at this prison The prison’s address and phone number. Mailing or sending money to an inmate at Lake Erie Correctional Institution. And everything else.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Lake Erie Correctional Institution
State: Ohio
DOC: Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

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Contact Information

Here you will find the street address and mailing address for Lake Erie Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are going to mail a package or letter to someone at Lake Erie Correctional Institution, and be sure to use the street address if you need to know the actual location of the prison.

Mailing Address

Make sure to check the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading below if you are going to mail a letter or package to someone in prison to make sure that you correctly address the letter or package, and use the correct protocol for sending a package or letter. If you don’t follow the correct protocol, the letter or package could not get to the inmate.

Lake Erie Correctional Institution
501 Thompson Road P. O. Box 8000
Conneaut OH, 44030

Street Address / Prison location


Lake Erie Correctional Institution
501 Thompson Road P. O. Box 8000
Conneaut OH, 44030

Phone Number and Fax Number

Fax Number:

Map and Directions

Use the street address if you plan to visit a prisoner. Be sure to read over the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures sections below before you try to visit an inmate here.

Lake Erie Correctional Institution
501 Thompson Road P. O. Box 8000
Conneaut OH, 44030


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Phone Number

Lake Erie Correctional Institution inmates don’t have phones, so you can’t call an inmate, but, there are some times when it might be helpful to have the telephone number to the facility.

Prisoners can sometimes make calls with:

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

Fax Number

Inmates don’t have access to fax machines, so you won’t get to send a fax to your inmate, but there might be times when it is helpful to have the fax number to Lake Erie Correctional Institution.

Email Address

This is the main email for the facility. You won’t be able to email prisoners at this email. If you want to send an email to a prisoner, read the Inmate Email information on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To email a letter to an inmate you must follow an exact process to ensure that the letter gets to your inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

State prisoners can’t access the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are important protocols that you have to follow when sending mail to a prisoner. If you do not then the letters and packages might be returned to you.

before you send a letter or package, you should read the information below:

Mail Monitoring

Correctional facility guards do open and inspect all incoming general mail. Received general mail is able to be read as frequently as is deemed necessary to keep security or monitor a problem regarding inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the correct format for how you need to address a letter to a prisoner at Lake Erie Correctional Institution:

Lake Erie Correctional Institution
501 Thompson Road P. O. Box 8000
Conneaut OH, 44030

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Inmate Money

Each prison has a Commissary which was created to provide inmates an account for prisoner funds and for purchasing things not issued by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources can add money to prisoner’s Commissary accounts using Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends are able to send inmates funds through postal mail and will have to send those funds to this address and do so in accordance with the policies provided below:

The funds have to be in the form of a money order that is made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is best if you use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be placed on a 15-day holding period, during which the inmate will not get the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return money orders that do not have correct prisoner information provided the envelope it was sent it has a return address. Checks and cash cannot be deposited so do not send any cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

Inmates are frequently moved to different prison facilities throughout the Ohio prison system, so sometimes you may have to find the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click the link here to locate an Lake Erie Correctional Institution prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other Ohio state prisons: Ohio State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you go to visit an inmate at Lake Erie Correctional Institution, you must be aware of this information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each prison has its own procedures for prison visitation and these policies are changed regularly. The rules listed below could be out of date since this was written, so you should also go to Lake Erie Correctional Institution’s official website to read the most up to date visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The front entrance guard will ensure every visitor signs the inmate visitors log when entering the institution and upon departure.

Identification Required

Photo ID of visitors is required. The best forms of id are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state photo ID is acceptable.

For everything shown below, check out the main Lake Erie Correctional Institution site as this information changes frequently:

  • 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 Lake Erie Correctional Institution records to be added later.

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 Lake Erie Correctional Institution death row to be added later.

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


Details about Ohio parole process to be added later.

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.


Info about release procedures for Lake Erie Correctional Institution to be added later.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Section about life at Lake Erie 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.


A section on news at Lake Erie Correctional Institution coming.


A photo section to be added later.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Lake Erie Correctional Institution
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Lake Erie Correctional Institution.

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

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Looking for a prison job? Have experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility in your previous job?

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:

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

Section about family resources to be added later.


Lake Erie Correctional Institution history coming soon.

Such as:

  • Famous Lake Erie 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

Lake Erie Correctional Institution Links

The official website:

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Links

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Lake Erie Correctional Institution

Have you ever been incarcerated at Lake Erie Correctional Institution? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone at this prison?

If you have, then you should write a review about it. Tell us about your experience because other people can find out what to expect.

What to include in your review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Facility facility and layout
  • Staff and guards
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Prisoner safety
  • Prison gangs
  • Prisoner activities and programs

If you are currently incarcerated at this facility, include your mailing address if you want people to be able to mail you.

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  1. Tammie R says:

    The visitation process is “overly” time consuming. On Saturdays the visiting time was Noon – 2:30 pm. We arrived 30 minutes before noon and did NOT get in to visit until 1:30 pm. That left a total time of ONE hour to visit and get refreshments etc. That is so unsatisfactory. Please contact me to address this concern because I believe it is unlawful on the part of the prison. Some of us have arrived even an hour before visitation and STILL do not get our whole allotted time for visitation. Some of us also travel very far for these visits. The Staff that does the processing procedure are not at all concerned about this issue either or if they are, they don’t let us know they are. It’s very disrespectful and this should change asap. I can be reached at (330) 333-3*** as well.

    Thank you,
    Tammie R

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