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.
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 44030.
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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 www.jpay.com 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)
SAB, OAB, HAB
SCD, OCD, HCD
SCD, OCD, HCD
SAB, OAB, HAB, LPH
SCD, OCD, HCD, LPH
SAB, OAB, HAB
SCD, OCD, HCD
SAB, OAB, HAB
SCD, OCD, HCD, LPH
SAB, OAB, HAB
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.
|Population (as of 7/1/19)
Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) Program
This is a one year program and covers two drafting areas. In Mechanical Drafting, students start by drawing simple two dimensional drawings working toward orthographic projection in assembly drawings with paper and pencil. Students then start using the computer. The first program they use is AutoCAD to learn the basics of CAD. Then the students start using the Inventor and from there they move onto three dimensional solid modeling. In Architectural Drafting, students start by drawing pole barns, sheds, and simple houses using paper and pencil and then start using the computer. The first program they use is AutoCAD. Then the students can move onto three dimensional house design using Revit. Over the course of the program there are several opportunities for the students to participate in community service projects. The class has drawn houses for Habitat for Humanity, designed skate parks, benches, trash containers, picnic tables and signs for local communities. It helps the students feel better about themselves by giving back to the community.
Lake Erie Correctional Institution has a dedicated Reentry Center to help meet the needs of Inmates that are returning back to society. The Reentry Center is continuously updating information, programs and knowledge about what is happening in the local communities and organizations to bring awareness for inmates before leaving the institution. Some of the programs that are currently offered in the Reentry Center:
- Samaritan House Workshop
- Health and Wellness
- Child Support
- OBB/Cleveland Food Bank
- Signature Health Workshop
- Reentry Video Conferences
- New Hope and 211 Workshop
- Roots of Success
Edwin's has teamed up with the Reentry Center and is educating dedicated inmates about the world of Culinary Arts. It can also be used as a step to success!
The Ridge Project is a non-profit organization that offers the following: Tyro Dads: Eighteen week program developed to address unique obstacles faced by families when the father/husband is incarcerated; Tyro-nomics: Educates participants about being financially sound in order to success; Tyro Jet: Job ethics class that prepares individuals for the workplace and focuses on job ethics.
The Lake Affect Media Studio at LaeCI is a full functioning media studio where shows are produced, edited, and then completed for viewing on the ODRC Hope Channel. The Media Team is learning valuable and transferable skills about the filmmaking process. These skills include graphic design, audio, lighting, scene selection, video editing, photography, and communication.
- Garden & Worm Farm
- New Hope Dog Program
- Greeting Cards for Local Churches
- Habitat for Humanity
- Christmas Cards for the Cities of Conneaut and Painesville
- Adult Basic Education (ABLE)
- High School Options
- English as a Second Language (ESL)
- Alteration Tailor
- Animal Trainer
- Cook (Any Industry), Baker
- Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
- Maintenance Repair
- Landscape Management Technician
- Material Coordinator
- Healthcare Sanitation Technician
- Welder, Combination
- Janitor, Plumber
- Film and Video Editor
- Computer Aided Instructional Laboratories (CAIL)
- Correctional Education Association (CEA) Tutor Training
- Ohio Reentry Connections
- Special Education Services
- Library Services
Career-Technical (Vocational) Programs
- Administrative Office Technology
- Building Maintenance
- Computer Aided Drafting
- Electronics and Computer Repair
Advanced Jobs Training Program
Interested in an internship at LaeCI?
Lake Erie Correctional Institution is proud to sponsor paid internships in a variety of fields including mental health, security, human resources, finance, and social work. This opportunities usually are available during summer break and are posted on our internal job site in March. Internships usually run 8-12 weeks, but can be customized to the curriculum and objectives set between Lake Erie and the intern's educational institution. Our internships are designed to provide opportunities to reinforce learning objectives as a priority.
For access to the application process you click on the following link. http://jobs.corecivic.com/