Belmont Correctional Officer of the Year

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. Click here for Legal Mail information

Inmate Funds

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

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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 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, go to our visiting page. Visits are by appointment only and reservations can be made at this site. Customer support for visiting reservations can be reached at: (855) 208-7349 or


BeCI News

Institutional Information

Date Opened 1995
Total Acreage 158
Accreditation Status Yes
Total Staff 451
Population (as of 7/1/19) 2,701

Unique Programs

This is a 600 hour educational program that takes approximately 6 to 8 months to complete and obtain certificate.  The students have the opportunity to prepare for and take the Landscape, Grower and Garden Center Ohio Certified Nursery Technician exams that are offered through the Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association.  Students that pass one or more of these exams are issued a two year interim certification.  They may apply for permanent certification if they obtain employment in the green industry.  This BeCI vocational program entails classroom work and is community service approved which permits the students direct on the job training while servicing the community.  The offender has the opportunity to meet with community partners, listen to their needs, apply their knowledge, make recommendations, supply a material list and complete the project.

Offender Programs

Community Services

  • Thoburn United Methodist Church - Landscaping and Signs
  • American Legion Post 159 - Lanscaping, Chairs and Signs
  • Shadyside Local Schools - Landscaping, Grounds Maintenance
  • OSU Extension - Benches
  • Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness - Benches
  • City of St. Clairsville, - Landscaping
  • City of Martins Ferry/Riverview Cemetery - Turf Maintenance
  • Boy Scouts of America - Make Neckerchiefs
  • Union Local Elementary School - Posters
  • Toys for Tots
  • Ronald McDonald House - Hats, Scarves and Stuffed Animals
  • Belmont Volunteer Fire Department - Wash and Waxing of Fire Trucks
  • Barnesville Public Library - Backdrops
  • Local Dog Rescue Training Program
  • St. Clairsville Saints Club - Banners
  • St. Clairsville High School - Signs and Banners

Academic Programs

  • Adult Basic Education (ABLE)
  • Pre-GED
  • GED
  • High School Options

Advanced Job Training

  • Ashland University (Pell Experimental Sites Initiative)

Apprenticeship Programs

  • Janitor
  • Landscape Management Technician
  • Material Coordinator

Education Services

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

Career-Technical (Vocational) Programs

  • Barbering
  • Horticulture

Institution Video

Coming soon!

Institutional Location

The Eastern Horizons Branch of the Ohio Central School System housed at the Belmont Correctional Institution (BeCI) is a candidate for accreditation by the Council on Occupational Education.  This accreditation will apply to the career technical programs offered in the school at BeCI.  As a condition of the accreditation, the Council on Occupational Education is seeking public comments.  If you wish to send in comments to the Council you may do so by submitting your comments to them. 

The Council’s information is: Council on Occupational Education, 7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325 Atlanta, GA 30350, Telephone: 770-396-3898 / FAX: 770-396-3790