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Allen-Oakwood Correctional Officer of the Year

Allen-Oakwood Correctional Institution


Corey Foster


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


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.


Written correspondence to inmates must include the inmate's name and number on the envelope and be addressed to PO Box 4501 Lima, OH 45802Click here for Legal Mail information

Inmate Funds

For additional information on inmate funds or other deposit options please click here.


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 for additional information

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Institutional Information

Date Opened 1988
Total Acreage 77
Accreditation Status Yes
Total Staff 470
Population (as of 7/1/19) 1,480

Unique Programs

Offender Programs

Community Services

  • Quilting-Knitting Program
  • Mats/Sleeping Bags for the Homeless Program
  • Bicycle Repair
  • Mats for Homeless
  • Various Inmate Groups

Academic Programs

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

Apprenticeship Programs-Fallen Timbers Branch (Allen)

  • Alteration Tailor
  • Animal Trainer
  • Carpenter, Maintenance
  • Cook (Any Industry)
  • Horticulture
  • Landscape Management Technician
  • Plumber
  • Quality Control Inspector
  • Small Engine – Mechanic
  • Stitcher
  • Material Coordinator

Apprenticeship Programs – Lost Creek Branch (Oakwood)

  • Janitor

Education Services

  • CareerScope® Comprehensive Career Assessment
  • Computer Aided Instructional Laboratories (CAIL)
  • Correctional Education Association (CEA) Tutor Training
  • Distance Learning Center
  • Kentucky Educational Television (KET)
  • Library Services
  • Literacy Unit
  • Ohio Reentry Connections
  • Special Education Services
  • Title One Services
  • WebXam Online Assessment

Career-Technical (Vocational) Programs

  • Horticulture
  • Power Equipment Technology
  • Resilient Flooring

Advanced Job Training

  • Sinclair Community College

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