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Southern Ohio Correctional Facility


Ronald Erdos


740-259-5544 (Fax: 740-259-2882)


1724 St. Rt. 728 Lucasville, OH 45699

Volunteers in Prison

The Southern Ohio Correctional Facility 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 Venetta Kennedy at 740-259-5544, ext. 3425 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

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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 45699 Lucasville, OH 45699.

Inmate Funds

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Video Visitation

The Southern Ohio Correctional Facility offers video visitation to level 4A inmates only; it is not available to level 4B inmates or inmates being held in restrictive housing. Reservations are accepted up to 30 days in advance but no less than 72 hours prior to the visit. Visitation is from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and closed Sunday through Tuesday, as well as all state holidays. 

The video visits are 30 minutes in length but may be scheduled for additional time if within the visitation hours set for SOCF. Video visits are for approved visitors only who have registered with JPay.

Approved visitors may visit www.jpay.com for additional information



  • Visitation is from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through Saturdays.
  • Visitors will not be processed into the visiting area after 4:00 p.m.
  • Visiting is closed Sundays through Tuesday and all state holidays.
  • Visiting hours are subject to change without notice. Please call the institution to verify visiting hours before planning a visit.  


  • Visiting reservations are required for all visiting sessions.
  • Reservations are accepted up to 30 days in advance but no less than 72 hours prior to the visit. 
  • With the exception of state holidays, approved visitors may make a reservation by calling 740-259-5544, ext. 3208, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays.  

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Institutional Information

Date Opened 1972
Total Acreage 1,625
Accreditation Status Yes
Total Staff 638
Population (as of 4/2/19) 1,305

Unique Programs