Click here to view the current visiting schedule. Please review DRC’s guidelines for the reopening of visiting at our facilities. Please note: If the Ohio Public Health Advisory System determines the county that a currently reopened facility resides in to be in a level 3 or 4 public emergency, then visiting will once again be suspended at that facility.

Visiting Information

  • Visitation Policy (view here)
  • Visitor Application Packet (view here)
    • For reception center facilities (LORCI, CRC and ORW), visiting applications shall be completed at the time of their first visit and are not to be mailed in.
    • ​For all other institutions, please mail the packet back to the institution (address can be found on their institution page) and sent to the attention of the offender's case manager. If you do not know the case manager's name, please contact the warden's office to have it provided.
  • Authorization for Minor Child Visit (view here)
  • Find institution-specific visitation information by visiting each institution's page
  • Find guidelines and clothing requirements for visits here

Visiting Hours

Each institution establishes visiting hours and may or may not require reservations for visitation sessions.  Visiting hours and reservation requirements are being posted on the institution's webpage.  Visiting hours are subject to change without notice.  Visitors are encouraged to call the institution to verify before planning a visit.

Video Visitation

DRC permits video visitation using the JPay kiosks that have been installed in housing units throughout the institutions.  It is designed to increase visiting opportunities and reduce burdens on family and friends, especially those traveling long distances. Video visits are available in general population housing units, seven days a week, in the morning, afternoon, and evening, at all Level 1, 2, and 3 prisons. Video visits may be restricted in limited privilege housing units, but not in 3B housing units. Each institution sets a minimum of 3 hours in the morning, 3 hours in the afternoon, and 3 hours in the evening where video visits will be available, for a total of 9 hours each day. The Level 4 and 5 institutions have the flexibility to set the hours to meet specific operational needs, but they make every effort to make video visiting available seven days a week and in the evening. Please contact the institution for more details or visit for full details concerning the JPay sign up process and associated costs.

Mail and Visiting Restrictions

Please visit our mail section for additional information.