Grafton Correctional Correctional Officer of the Year

Grafton Correctional Institution


Keith J. Foley


440-748-1161 (Fax: 440-748-2521)


2500 South Avon Belden Road Grafton, OH 44044

Volunteers in Prison

Grafton 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 Amy Fitzgerald at 440-535-1025 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 2500 South Avon Belden Road Grafton, OH 44044. Click here for Legal Mail information

Inmate Funds

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

GCI on Social

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Video Visitation

The Grafton Correctional Institution and Grafton Reintegration Center maintain video visiting kiosks in every general population housing unit. The hours of availability for video visits are as follows: 7:30 AM – 10:30AM; 12:30PM – 3:30PM; and 5:30PM – 8:30PM.  Visits are 30 minutes in duration; however, an additional 30 minutes may 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 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


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

Grafton Correctional Institution (GCI)     440-535-1193

Grafton Reintegration Center (GRC)      440-535-1307


Grafton Correctional Institution (GCI) Visitation:

Wednesday through Sunday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm (morning sessions). Visitors must be checked in before 9:45 am and for afternoon sessions, (12:30 pm to 4:30 pm) visitors must be checked in by 2:30 pm.

GCI Visiting is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, and State observed holidays.

Grafton Reintegration Center (GRC) Visitation:

Friday through Sunday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm (morning sessions). Visitors must be checked in by 9:45 am and for afternoon sessions (12:30 pm to 4:30 pm) visitors must be checked in by 2:30 pm.

GRC Visiting is closed on Mondays-Thursday, and State observed holidays.

*All visitors are subject to search.


*Find guidelines and clothing requirements for visits here



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.

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Student Internships at GCI?

Are you interested in becoming a student intern at Grafton Correctional Institution?

General Internship Requests:



An intern for the purpose of this Department is defined as a college or university student participating in a short-term, supervised educational work experience which produces a mutually beneficial work product.


Student Eligibility:


The student must at least eighteen (18) years of age and currently enrolled in a college or university accredited by the Ohio Board of Regents; outside of Ohio must be accredited by one (1) of the six (6) regional accrediting agencies;  must not be on any form of probation, parole or released from supervision within six months. 

The first step is to submit a letter of approval from their academic or college advisor outlining the purpose, length and number of hours required for the internship.  

Once the approval letter is received, complete an Intern application and release of information to have a background completed.  For general non-clinical internships, the student may print a Volunteer/Intern application on  Completed applications may be sent to GCI Internship Coordinator/Unit Management Chief. 

Clinical Internship Requests:

The Bureau of Behavioral Health Services (BOBHS) has internships for students pursuing degrees in psychology, social work, and counseling. All requests for internship positions in the BOBHS can be submitted electronically by visiting For additional information please contact the BOBHS Training and Education Manager at 614-728-1645.   

The Bureau of Medical Services (BOMS) has such specialized internships for students: physician, physician assistant, nursing as a licensed practical nurse, registered nurse, Bachelor degree, Master of Nursing degree, Doctoral of Nursing degree, medical assistant, phlebotomist, dietician, and dietary technician. All requests for internship positions in the BOMS shall be made directly to the BOMS Medical Education Manager at 614-752-1707.

Recovery Services at GCI

Treatment Readiness Program (TRP)48 hour program delivered daily for a minimum of 10 hours a week. - The purpose of the Treatment Readiness Program (TRP) is to prepare a person to participate in the Intensive Outpatient Program.  It will assist participants to learn the expectations of recovery and how to recognize barriers that block progress toward change.  Participants will explore positive attitudes for successful recovery, learn how to perform an "Attitude Check" and prepare a "Readiness Statement" as the starting point for lifestyle change.  The program will assist the participant with a brief self-assessment about the damaging consequences of their drug and/or alcohol use.  Upon completion of the TRP the participant will be ready for Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (CBT) provided in the Intensive Outpatient Program.

Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Program – 144 hour program delivered daily for a minimum of 10 hours a week; Entails 10 hours of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Programming for each group per week. 10 hours of the program are CBT specific with an additional 2 hours being Recovery-Oriented Supplemental Services. The IOP Program awards Earned Credit using currently approved materials and, by observation, the staff appears to be facilitating the use of materials in accordance with CBT philosophy and methods.



Recovery Maintenance Program  (RMP) – 16 hour program delivered for a minimum 2 hours a week. When this program is held it serves as a follow-up and continuum of care for graduates of the IOP program. When conducted it is held 1 time each week for 2 hours per session for a duration of 8 weeks, or twice per week for 2 hours each session over 4 weeks.

Continuing Care Services – on-going peer support such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Big Book, etc. 

Recovery-Oriented Supplemental Services – services that are complementary and supportive of formal Recovery Services treatment actives. 

Brief Intervention Program – a 48 hour intensive group for offenders with sentences of less than 6 month remaining.  This cognitive-behavioral series uses evidence-based strategies to assist inmates as they work to make positive changes to their criminogenic thoughts and behaviors and patterns of substance use. 

Treatment Transfer Program – Grafton Reintegration Center houses a prison treatment transfer program that provides substance use disorder assessment and treatment through licensed treatment providers to help reduce substance use relapse and recidivism.  Classification determines eligibility to be placed on this path.  Clients may be released to a halfway house after completion of TRP.

Rule 39 Intervention – an intervention for inmates found guilty institutional Rule 39 for a positive drug test.  This intervention is offered as part of their sanction.  Participants are screened to determine their eligibility, appropriateness and motivation to later engage in an intensive Recovery Services treatment program.   Participants attend class 2 days weekly for 2 hour sessions for a 4 week duration. 







Institutional Information

Date Opened 1988
Total Acreage 1,396
Accreditation Status Yes
Total Staff 415

Population (as of 7/1/19)


Unique Programs

GCI offers several specialized housing units and programs. The Veterans Unit offers programming in leadership, comradery, and community service.  The Faith-Based Unit offers men of diverse religious background programming and meaningful unit based activities surrounding faith and spirituality. Grafton Reintegration Center is a three dorm center that offers low level offender the opportunity to experience many programs and meaningful activities prior to release.