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Lake Erie Correctional Institution (privately operated)


440-599-4100 (Fax: 440-593-4536)



501 Thompson Road Conneaut, OH 44030

Volunteers in Prison

Lake Erie 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 Joann King at 440-599-4100, ext. 64103 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/service.


Written correspondence to inmates must include the inmate's name and number on the envelope and be addressed to PO Box 8000 Conneaut, OH 44030Click here for Legal Mail information.

Inmate Funds

For more information, please click here.

Video Visitation


Lake Erie Correctional Institution maintains video visiting kiosks in every general population housing unit. The hours of availability for video visits are as follows: Noon to 3:00 pm. 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.

In order to have video visits you must submit a visitor application and be approved. 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 should be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance to insure proper notification for the inmate, but they may be scheduled up to one hour before the time requested for the visit. All video visits and are monitored and recorded. All video visits and are monitored and recorded. The same rules apply to video visits that apply to visiting in person, and violations may result in restrictions that affect both video and personal visits, including the ability to send money. See DRC policy 76-VIS-01 Inmate Visitation for more information.


Approved visitors may visit for additional information





Cell phones are not permitted to be brought inside the facility.

Visitation is open on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for three sessions each day. The sessions are as follows:

  • Morning: 08:00 AM to 10:30 AM
  • Afternoon: 12:00 PM to 02:30 PM
  • Evening: 03:00 PM to 05:30 PM

The length of each session is two hours and thirty minutes.  Special Visits can be requested and must be approved in advance.  Visits for inmates in General Population do not have to be scheduled in advance.  They are on a first come, first serve basis.  Online visitation scheduling is available to approved visitors.  You may request additional information from the Entry Officers.  Visitors are permitted to arrive at the facility no sooner than thirty minutes before the start of each session.  The cut-off time for a visit is thirty minutes prior to the conclusion of each session.  The days and hours of visitation are subject to change.  

Visitation Schedule   (Effective 10/14/2016)





















ION Scanner

All visitors are subject to be randomly tested for physical contact with illegal substances. 

Visitation According to Housing Assignment

Visits for inmates that are housed in the Transitional Program Unit (formerly the Segregation Unit) must be made by appointment only by calling the Visitation Department at 440-599-4100, ext. 25829 during regular visiting hours or click here.  Approved visitors can make a reservation as early as thirty (30) days in advance but no less than seven (7) days prior to a visit.  If a visit is cancelled less than seven days before it is scheduled, it will still count toward the number of visits the inmate is allowed per month.  Visits denied or terminated for violation of the rules of the visitation policy will also count toward the inmate's allowable number of visits in that month.

Inmates in the Transitional Program Unit (TPU) under Disciplinary Control are permitted one (1) visit with approved visitors each month for one hour each and with no more than two (2) visitors at a time.  Inmates in TPU under Security Control are permitted two (2) visits with approved visitors each month for one hour each, and with no more than two (2) visitors at a time. 

Inmates in Limited Privilege Housing (LPH) are permitted four (4) visits a month with approved visitors, with no more than three (3) visitors at a time.

Inmates in General Population are permitted two (2) visits with approved visitors each month, with a maximum of five (5) visitors at a time. Inmates in the Honor Dorm are permitted four (4) visits with approved visitors each month, with a maximum of five (5) visitors at a time.

All visitation procedures set forth in Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections Inmate Visitation policy will be strictly adhered to.


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.


Institutional Information

Date Opened 2000
Total Acreage 52
Accreditation Status Yes
Total Staff 295
Population (as of 7/1/19) 1,763

Unique Programs

Recovery Services Programming

Lake Erie Correctional Institution partners with Community Assessment and Treatment Service to provide a wide array of recovery services programming.  These programs include:

Brief Intervention Program (BIP)

  • Brief Intervention is for those Inmates that have less than six months left before release.
  • BIP runs 2 hours a day 2 times a week for 6 weeks and you must attend one 12 Step meeting per week.              

Treatment Readiness Program (TRP)

The Treatment Readiness Program is the first phase of drug treatment.   This is to orient the client to how treatment works.  This portion is 2 hours per day, 5 days per week, for 4 weeks.

 Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

  • The IOP immediately follows TRP and runs for 2 hours per day, 5 days per week, for 12 weeks.
  • Focus in IOP is placed on the following:  Rational Thinking, Criminal Lifestyles, Relationships and Relapse Prevention.


  • This program is to accommodate those inmates that have completed a TRP/IOP cycle
  • It is facilitated two hours a day, one day per week, for 8 weeks.
  • The program is designed to offer an additional support network for inmates who are continuing to struggle with relapse prevention issues.


  • The AA meeting is held on Wednesday evening's beginning at 6:30pm.  Inmates should arrive by 6:30pm.  The meeting runs for 2 hours.  The NA meeting is held on Tuesday evening's beginning at 6:30pm.