Pickaway Correctional Institution


Charles Bradley


614-877-4362 (Fax: 614-877-4514)


11781 St. Route 762 Orient, OH 43146

Volunteers in Prison

Pickaway 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 Darryl May at 614-877-4362, ext. 2002 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

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Written correspondence to inmates must include the inmate's name and number on the envelope and be addressed to PO Box 209 Orient, OH 43146.

Inmate Funds

A kiosk is available in the front entry building of the institution Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and weekends 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  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.

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Video Visitation

The Pickaway Correctional Institution maintains video visiting kiosks in every general population housing unit. The hours of availability for video visits are as follows: 8:00 AM – 11:00AM; 1:00PM – 4:00PM; and 6:00PM – 9:00PM.  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. Approved visitors may request a video visit.   Approved visitors must create an account and register with JPay. When approved visitors 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 is closed for all inmates on Tuesday and Wednesday and Thanksgiving, Christmas

  • 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. Processing is from 8am - 10am and will begin again at 11:45am - 2pm.

    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 2:00 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.

  • Cadre Inmates Living in Unit A1:  
    Monday, Thursday, Fridays     8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    All inmates are eligible on a first-come, first-serve basis
  • Saturday and Sunday             8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    By reservation only

  • Visiting hours are subject to change without notice. Please call the institution to verify visiting hours before planning a visit.


  • Visiting is permitted on a first-come, first-serve basis on Monday, Thursday, and Fridays.
  • Reservations are required to visit on weekends and/or state holidays.  
  • Reservations are accepted 6 months in advance but the number of reservations made at one time may be limited based on space considerations.
  • Approved visitors may make a reservation by emailing DRC.VisitationPCI@odrc.state.oh.us
  • Approved visitors may also request a reservation via U.S. Mail but must provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope for return confirmation.

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Institutional Information

Date Opened 1984
Total Acreage 1,803
Accreditation Status Yes
Total Staff465
Population (as of 6/1/16) 2,088

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