Allen-Oakwood Correctional Institution

Warden

James Haviland

Phone

419-224-8000 (Fax: 419-224-5828)

Address

2338 North West Street Lima, OH 45801

Volunteers in Prison

Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution is committed to recruiting dedicated and resourceful volunteers to assist in reentry efforts by providing services to offenders.  For additional information on these opportunities or the application process, please contact Joanna Factor at 419-224-8000, ext. 2008 or via email.

Prison Rape Elimination Act

The Prison Rape Elimination Act was passed in 2003 to protect individuals from prison rape.  Click here for more information.

Religious Services

Click here to view a complete listing of available programming/services (coming soon).

Correspondence

Written correspondence to inmates must include the inmate's name and number on the envelope and be addressed to PO Box 4501 Lima, OH 45802.

Inmate Funds

A kiosk is available in the front entry building of the institution from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., 7 days a week.  Approved visitors may deposit funds into an offender trust account or PIN Debit phone account using the kiosks. For additional information on inmate funds or other deposit options please click here.

Visiting

Visitation is available seven days a week from 7:45am to 2:45pm and is by reservation only. Visiting hours are subject to change without notice. Please call the institution to verify visiting hours before planning a visit. Click here for additional information.

Video Visitation

Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution maintains video visiting kiosks in every general population housing unit in addition to protective custody and residential treatment units. The hours of availability for video visits are as follows: 7:30 AM – 10:30AM; 12:30PM – 3:30PM; and 5:00PM – 8:00PM.  Visits are 30 minutes in duration; however, an additional 30 minutes can be requested if there is no one scheduled at the same kiosk immediately after the conclusion of the initial video visit.

An approved visitor is defined as: a visitor that submitted an application for visitation, processing has been completed, and approval by institutional staff may request a video visit.   Approved visitors must create an account and  register with JPay. When family members register to have a video visit, they are prompted  by  JPay through a series of steps to achieve their visit. Video visits must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance of the time that they are requesting.

Approved visitors may visit www.jpay.com for additional information

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Institutional Information

Date Opened 1988
Total Acreage 77
Accreditation Status Yes
Total Staff 470
Population (as of 6/1/16) 1,637

Unique Programs

Offender Programs

Community Services

  • Assistance Dogs of America
  • Prisoners Helping Dogs
  • Quilting-Knitting Program
  • Mats/Sleeping Bags for the Homeless Program
  • Bicycle Repair
  • Mats for Homeless
  • Various Inmate Groups

Academic

  • Adult Basic Education (ABLE)
  • Pre-GED
  • GED
  • High School Options
  • Transitional Education Program (TEP)

Apprenticeship Programs

  • Alteration Tailor
  • Animal Trainer
  • Carpenter
  • Maintenance
  • Janitor
  • Plumber
  • Quality Control Inspector

Education Services

  • Computer Aided Instructional Laboratories (CAIL)
  • Correctional Education Association (CEA) Tutor Training
  • Ohio Reentry Connections
  • Special Education Services
  • Title One Services

Career-Technical (Vocational) Programs

  • Horticulture
  • Power Equipment Technology
  • Resilient Flooring

Advanced Jobs Training Program

  • Sinclair Community College

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