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Pickaway Correctional Institution


Charles Bradley


614-877-4362 (Fax: 614-877-4514); Please note if you are attempting to reach the Correctional Reception Center, please click here.


11781 St. Route 762 Orient, OH 43146

Volunteers in Prison

Pickaway 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 Darryl May at 614-877-4362, ext. 55288 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.

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Written correspondence to inmates must include the inmate's name and number on the envelope and be addressed to PO Box 209 Orient, OH 43146.

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Video Visitation

The Pickaway Correctional Institution maintains video visiting kiosks in every general population housing unit. The hours of availability for video visits are as follows: 8:00 AM – 11:00AM; 1:00PM – 4:00PM; and 6:00PM – 9:00PM.  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. 

An approved visitor is defined as: a visitor that submitted an application for visitation, processing has been completed, and approval by institutional staff. Approved visitors may request a video visit.   Approved visitors must create an account and register with JPay. When approved visitors 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 on the following dates and times:
  • Monday                         8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
  • Thursday                        8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
  • Friday                            8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
  • Saturday and Sunday      8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • The visiting lobby open at 7:45 a.m. and processing begins promptly at 8:00 a.m.  Visitors must be processed in no later than 2:00 p.m. on any given day.
  • Visiting hours are subject to change without notice. Please call the institution to verify visiting hours before planning a visit.


Process Changes:

  • Visiting reservations are required for all visiting sessions morning and afternoon to include weekends, Holidays; (Closed on Tuesday, Wednesday, and the following Holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day).
  • Morning visitation will begin at 8:00a.m., all visitors must arrive before 9:45a.m. to attend the morning session and the morning session will end at 11:30a.m.
  • Afternoon visiting session will begin at 12:00p.m., all visitors must arrive before 2:00p.m. to attend the afternoon visiting session.  The afternoon visiting session will end at 3:30p.m.
  • All photo tokens purchased for visitation photos will be done through vending machines in the main entry building.  Once inside the visiting area the visitors will deposit the photo token into the photo token locked box that’s located at the visiting Officers podium.

Reservation Process:

  • Visiting reservations are accepted sixty (60) days in advance, and a maximum of two (2) individual request per week per visitor.
  • Visitors will be required to schedule all visits at a minimum of seven (7) days in advance.
  • Each inmate’s approved visitor will be allowed to schedule only four (4) visits per month.
  • Approved visitors can schedule a morning session and an afternoon session for the same date and will count for two (2) visits toward the visitors four (4) visits per month.
  • Cancellation of visits must be done with seventy-two (72) hours prior to the scheduled visit.
  • Two (2) no shows for scheduled visits will result in forfeiture of visitation scheduling for thirty (30) days.

How to make Reservations for visitation:

  • Reservations should be made by emailing the following address, DRC.VisitationPCI@odrc.state.oh.us, or by mail to: Visiting Office; Pickaway Correctional Institution, 11781 State Route 762 Orient, Ohio 43146
  • Information needed to schedule visitation reservations:  Adult visitors, full first and last names.
  • (Children under 18 or younger DO NOT GIVE NAME, please just list as minor and bring correct documentation).
  • Inmates last name institution inmate number, what session you are requesting AM or PM (all day if eligible) and the dates you are requesting to visit.
  • For minor children, we need the birth certificate, custody paperwork or Minor authorization entrance form (if required).  Visitors without the correct paperwork will not be allowed to visit.
  • Example of Information required to make reservation for visitation:  Jane Doe + 2 minors to see inmate Doe #A012345 on 4/3/2016 for the PM session.
  • Visitation Officers will reply to your email within seventy-two (72) hours excluding: closed on Tuesday, Wednesday, Holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day).
  • Proof of out of state residency should be presented along with out of state I.D.

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Institutional Information

Date Opened 1984
Total Acreage 1,803
Accreditation Status Yes
Total Staff 465
Population (as of 1/29/19) 2,046

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