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Dayton Correctional Institution (DCI)


Visit reservations must be made through the ViaPath portal. Visiting hours are subject to change without notice. Please call the institution to confirm hours before visiting. 

First-time visitors must complete an orientation session, which begins promptly at noon for the first session (12:30–3:30 p.m.) or 4 p.m. for the second session (4:30–7:30 p.m.). Please have documents ready for visitation (custody paperwork, birth certificate, authorization of minor child form, etc.) or the visitor will not be permitted to enter. 

Visitors will be allowed to bring up to $20 on their visit. Vending machines only accept $5, $1, quarters, dimes, or nickels. Officers in visitation do not have change, so bring funds that are vending machine compatible. 


Available Programs 

Academic Programs

  • Adult Basic Education (ABLE) 
  • Pre-HSE
  • HSE
  • High School Options 
  • Sinclair Community College

Advanced Job Training

  • Sinclair Community College


  • Animal Trainer 
  • Janitor 
  • Building Maintenance Repair
  • Material Coordinator
  • Stitcher

Career Technical

  • Business Operations Service and Support
  • Applied Academics 
  • Food Management and Production Services 
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

Community Services

  • Pilot Dog, Inc. 
  • Circle Tail 
  • Dogs Can Inspire 
  • Adoptable Dog Program

Education Services

  • Computer Aided Instructional Laboratories (CAIL) 
  • Correctional Education Association (CEA) Tutor Training 
  • Distance Learning Center 
  • Library Services 
  • Ohio Reentry Connections 
  • Special Education Services

Incarcerated Adult Programs

  • Release Preparation & Reentry


Dayton Correctional Officer of the Year

Bonita Carson