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Belmont Correctional Institution


David W. Gray


740-695-5169 (Fax: 740-526-0511)


68518 Bannock Road St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950

Volunteers in Prison

Belmont 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 Mary Potter at 740-695-5169, ext. 46646 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 offender’s name and number on the envelope and be addressed to P.O. Box 540 St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950.

Inmate Funds

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Video Visitation

The Belmont Correctional Institution maintains two (2) video visiting kiosks in every housing unit. The hours of availability for video visits are as follows: 7:30-10:30 AM; 12:30-3:30 PM; and 5:00-8:00 PM with one (1) kiosk in each dorm designated as a visitation kiosk.  Signs are posted in each unit indicating hours of operation for video visiting & “All electronic communications are subject to monitoring & recording.”

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



Visitation is available Wednesday through Sunday, there is no visiting on Monday, Tuesday, or state holidays.  There are two sessions per day:  morning session from 7:45 am – 11:15 am and an afternoon session from 11:45 am – 3:00 pm.  Visitors must be processed in no later than 10:00 am for the morning visiting session and 1:30 pm for the afternoon session.  For general visiting information or to complete a visitor application, got to our visiting page. Visits are by appointment only and can be made 30 days in advance Wed-Sun by calling 740-695-8138 for the main compound or 740-695-5169 ext. 46830 for the minimum level camp.  Appointments may also be scheduled via email at:  DRC.VisitationBECI@odrc.state.oh.us.  Please include the name and number of the offender, names of the visitors, and up to 3 possible dates you would like to visit.


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Institutional Information

Date Opened 1995
Total Acreage 158
Accreditation Status Yes
Total Staff 451
Population (as of 4/2/19) 2698

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