Pickaway Correctional Institution – Ohio

Looking for someone locked up in Pickaway Correctional Institution? Pickaway Correctional Institution is a correctional facility in the state prison system in Ohio. This site tells you all about anything one might want to know about Pickaway Correctional Institution,such as: How to locate an inmate. Visitation policies and procedures. The prisons’s phone number and address. How to send mail and money to an inmate. And much more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Pickaway Correctional Institution
Year Opened: 1984
State: Ohio
County: Pickaway
DOC: Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
Security Level: Medium, Close, Maximum,Minimum,Administrative Maximum
Warden Name: Brian Cook

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Contact Information

Below you will find the street address and mailing address for Pickaway Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are going to send a letter or package to an inmate there, and make sure to use the street address if you need to know the location of the facility.

Mailing Address

You should also read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section on this page if you are going to mail a letter or package to an inmate to make sure that you properly write the address, and follow the correct protocol for sending a package or letter. If you do not follow the correct directions, it might not get to the inmate.

Pickaway Correctional Institution
11781 State Route 762
Orient OH, 43146

Street Address / Prison location


Pickaway Correctional Institution
11781 St. Route 762 P. O. Box 209
Orient OH, 43146

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number:

Map and Directions

Use the street address if you plan to visit a prisoner. Be sure to read the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures sections below before you visit an inmate at Pickaway Correctional Institution.

Pickaway Correctional Institution
11781 St. Route 762 P. O. Box 209
Orient OH, 43146


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Phone Number

State prison inmates don’t have phones, so you won’t get to call prisoners, however, there are cases when it may be useful to know the telephone number to the facility.

Pickaway Correctional Institution prisoners are able to call out using:

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

Fax Number

Pickaway Correctional Institution inmates don’t have fax machines, so you won’t get to fax your inmate, but there are some times when it might be necessary to know the fax machine number to Pickaway Correctional Institution.

Email Address

This is the general email address for Pickaway Correctional Institution. You won’t be able to reach prisoners at this address. If you want to email an inmate, check out the Inmate Email information on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 2104
Total Staff: 508

Inmate Email

To send an email message to an inmate at Pickaway Correctional Institution you must use an exact process to make sure that the message gets to the inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners are not allowed to access the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are important procedures that you must follow when sending a letter or package to a inmate. If you do not then the letters and packages might be returned to you.

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

Mail Monitoring

Prison staff will open and read all received general correspondence. Incoming general postal correspondence is able to be read as frequently as deemed necessary to maintain security or monitor a problem regarding a certain inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Shown here is the format for how you must address a letter to a state prison inmate at Pickaway Correctional Institution:

Pickaway Correctional Institution
11781 State Route 762
Orient OH, 43146

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Inmate Money

Every state prison has a Commissary which was started to provide inmates an account for inmate monies and for buying things not provided by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people may deposit money to prisoner’s accounts using Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends are able to send prisoners funds by way of the mail and will have to send it to the address below and do so in accordance with the directions shows below:

The deposit must be a money order made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is advisable to use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be subject to a 15-day holding period, during which the prisoner will not have access to the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender any funds that do not have valid prisoner info provided the envelope you sent it in has a return address. Personal checks and cash will not be deposited to the prisoner’s account so don’t send any checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

State prisoners are often moved to various correctional facilities throughout the Ohio prison system, so sometimes you may have to locate what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to find an Ohio prison inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other Ohio state prisons: Ohio State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit Pickaway Correctional Institution, you must know this information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

General Population: The designated weekday to visit a PCI General Population inmate, including those housed at the Frazier Health Center, will be based on the last digit of the inmate’s institutional number.

Visitation is available on the following dates and times:
Monday 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Inmate numbers ending with even number (0,2,4,6,8)
Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Open for all inmates, regardless of inmate number
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Inmate numbers ending with odd number (1,3,5,7,9)
Saturday and Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
By reservation only
The visiting lobby open at 7:45 a.m. and processing begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. Visitors must be processed in no later than 1:00 p.m. on any given day.
In the event that the visiting room becomes full, visits will be terminated on a first in, first out basis.

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each Ohio prison has their own policies for prison visitation and these policies are changed regularly. The procedures below may be out of date by the time you are reading this, so be sure to also go to Pickaway Correctional Institution’s website to find the most up to date visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard will ensure all visitors sign the prison visitors log when entering the institution and upon exiting.

Identification Required

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

For everything shown below, go to the main prison website as this info is updated 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 Pickaway Correctional Institution prison 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

Information about Pickaway Correctional Institution death row will be posted ASAP.

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


More information about Ohio parole coming soon.

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 Pickaway Correctional Institution will be posted ASAP.

Inmate Programs

Hocking College offers advanced job training courses to all qualified inmates. The courses are designed to give the students skills that are needed to reenter the job force upon release. Hocking College offers courses in business management as well as food service management. The courses include several culinary arts classes in which the students get practical experience in a kitchen setting. The students often volunteer to serve and prepare food for institutional functions.
OPI Print Shop is a full service “sheet fed” printing facility. It employs offenders in the production of official forms, business cards, brochures, training manuals, flyers, bindery, quick copy digital production, typesetting, quality assurance, inventory and packaging.

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Prison Life

Details about life at Pickaway 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.


Pickaway Correctional Institution news will be posted ASAP.


A section with photos of Pickaway Correctional Institution coming soon.

For example, photos of:

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

If you have any photos of Pickaway 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 job at a prison? Have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison in the past?

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:

  • 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 tell your story

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Family Resources

Information about Pickaway Correctional Institution inmate family resources coming soon.


A Pickaway Correctional Institution history section coming.

Such as:

  • Famous Pickaway 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

Pickaway Correctional Institution Links

The official website:

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Links

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Pickaway Correctional Institution

Have you ever been an inmate in Pickaway Correctional Institution? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this prison?

If you have, then please tell us about it. Write down your prison experience because others can find out what to expect.

Things you might want to include in the review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison facility and layout
  • Guards and prison staff
  • Prison food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Prison gangs
  • Inmate programs and activities

If you are currently an inmate at this facility, post your address if you want to receive letters from people.

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  1. Chineata J - S says:

    I have been sending my husband mail for almost 6 months now and he’s been sending me mail also. His mail hasn’t reached me which was very important papers of all his certificate. Those are very important for him upon his release for job purposes. One was a portrait that hasn’t reached me and he sent it off 2 months ago and I haven’t received it yet. Also I’ve read your handbook about what can be mailed in to him and it doesn’t state that he can’t receive anything that I have printed off (which was only a CDL Test because he wanted to read up on different materials about Trucking because that’s what he will be doing once he’s released) but it was returned to me because it said I was an unapproved vendor. But nowhere in this handbook says the he can’t receive this type of material. And I loss $6.65 because it was returned to me and as I read here in this handbook it doesn’t say that this type of material is prohibited. So many inmates are having problems with them NOT receiving their mail and so are we as family members.

  2. Jordan riddle says:

    Soooooo how many inmates does this prison let die a year BY GIVING THEM MRSA? by WITHHOLDING PROPER MEDICAL TREATMENT? How many other people are denied THIER OWN MEDICAL RECORDS from pickaway? Place should be shutdown and every doctor there should be changed with medical neglect. I’m coming after this place I’ll see y’all in court.

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