Grafton Correctional Institution

Warden

LaShann Eppinger

Phone

440-748-1161 (Fax: 440-748-2521)

Address

2500 South Avon Belden Road Grafton, OH 44044

Volunteers in Prison

Grafton 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 Adam Kastler at 440-748-1161, ext. 5402 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.

Correspondence

Written correspondence to inmates must include the inmate's name and number on the envelope and be addressed to 2500 South Avon Belden Road Grafton, OH 44044,

Inmate Funds

A kiosk is available in the front entry building of the institution from 6 a.m. to 9:30 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

GCI on Social

Stay up to date with the latest news from GCI on Facebook.

Video Visitation

The Grafton Correctional Institution and Grafton Reintegration Center maintain video visiting kiosks in every general population housing unit. The hours of availability for video visits are as follows: 7:30 AM – 10:30AM; 12:30PM – 3:30PM; and 5:30PM – 8:30PM.  Visits are 30 minutes in duration; however, an additional 30 minutes may 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 has taken place.  Any approved visitor 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

Visiting

All visitation is through reservations only

Visit reservation can be made in person with the visit officer after a visit. 

Visit Reservation Contact Information. Reservations can be made by calling the respective institutions from 5:00p.m. to 9:00pm Sunday through Friday.

Grafton Correctional Institution (GCI)     440-748-5767

Grafton Reintegration Center (GRC)      440-748-5000 ext. 2002

 

Grafton Correctional Institution (GCI) Visitation:

Wednesday through Sunday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm (morning sessions). Visitors must be checked in before 9:45 am and for afternoon sessions, (12:30 pm to 4:30 pm) visitors must be checked in by 2:30 pm.

GCI Visiting is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, and State observed holidays. 

Inmates whose institutional number ends in an odd number are permitted visitation on odd numbered calendar days (1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31) except in the case of out-of-state visits.

Inmates whose institutional number ends in an even number are permitted visitation on even numbered calendar days (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30) except in the case of out-of-state visits.

 

Grafton Reintegration Center (GRC) Visitation:

Friday through Sunday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm (morning sessions). Visitors must be checked in by 9:45 am and for afternoon sessions (12:30 pm to 4:30 pm) visitors must be checked in by 2:30 pm.

GRC Visiting is closed on Mondays-Thursday, and State observed holidays.

Inmates whose institutional number ends in an odd number are permitted visitation on odd numbered calendar days (1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31) except in the case of out-of-state visits.

Inmates whose institutional number ends in an even number are permitted visitation on even numbered calendar days (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30) except in the case of out-of-state visits.

 

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.

GCI News

Student Internships at GCI?

Are you interested in becoming a student intern at Grafton Correctional Institution?

General Internship Requests:

An intern for the purpose of this Department is defined as a college or university student participating in a short-term, supervised educational work experience which produces a mutually beneficial work product.


Student Eligibility:

                                                                                                        

The student must at least eighteen (18) years of age and currently enrolled in a college or university accredited by the Ohio Board of Regents; outside of Ohio must be accredited by one (1) of the six (6) regional accrediting agencies;  must not be on any form of probation, parole or released from supervision within six months. 

The first step is to submit a letter of approval from their academic or college advisor outlining the purpose, length and number of hours required for the internship.  

Once the approval letter is received, complete an Intern application and release of information to have a background completed.  For general non-clinical internships, the student may print a Volunteer/Intern application on http://www.drc.ohio.gov/volunteers.  Completed applications may be sent to GCI Internship Coordinator/Unit Management Chief. 

Clinical Internship Requests:

The Bureau of Behavioral Health Services (BOBHS) has internships for students pursuing degrees in psychology, social work, and counseling. All requests for internship positions in the BOBHS can be submitted electronically by visiting http://www.drc.ohio.gov/internships. For additional information please contact the BOBHS Training and Education Manager at 614-728-1645.   

The Bureau of Medical Services (BOMS) has such specialized internships for students: physician, physician assistant, nursing as a licensed practical nurse, registered nurse, Bachelor degree, Master of Nursing degree, Doctoral of Nursing degree, medical assistant, phlebotomist, dietician, and dietary technician. All requests for internship positions in the BOMS shall be made directly to the BOMS Medical Education Manager at 614-752-1707.

Institutional Information

Date Opened 1988
Total Acreage 1,782
Accreditation Status Yes
Total Staff 367
Population (as of 6/1/16) 2,074

Unique Programs