Pickaway Correctional Institution

Correctional Institution

P. O. Box 209
11781 St. Route 762
Orient, Ohio 43146
Phone:(614) 877-4362
Fax (614) 877-4514


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Institutional Information

Date Opened 1984
Total Acreage 1,803
Accreditation Status Yes
Total Security Staff 268
Total Staff 508
FY12 GRF Budget $47,935,708
(subject to monthly review and adjustment)
Daily Cost Per Inmate $62.77
Population as of 8/11 2,104
Black Inmates 797
White Inmates 1,287
Other Inmates 20
Escapes/Walkways 2011 0
Security Levels
1’s – 846
2’s – 1,213
3’s –
4’s –
5’s – 0

Security Level Descriptions:

  • 1 = Minimum Security
  • 2 = Medium Security
  • 3 = Close Security
  • 4 = Maximum Security
  • 5 = Administrative Maximum



  • Visiting is closed for all inmates on Tuesday and Wednesday and Thanksgiving, Christmas
  • General Population:  The designated weekday to visit a PCI General Population inmate, including those housed at the Frazier Health Center, will be based on the last digit of the inmate’s institutional number.Visitation is available on the following dates and times:
  • Monday                         8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Inmate numbers ending with even number (0,2,4,6,8)
  • Thursday                        8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Open for all inmates, regardless of inmate number
  • Friday                            8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Inmate numbers ending with odd number (1,3,5,7,9)
  • Saturday and Sunday      8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    By reservation only
  • 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 1:00 p.m. on any given day.
  • In the event that the visiting room becomes full, visits will be terminated on a first in, first out basis.
  • Cadre Inmates Living in Unit A1:
    Monday, Thursday, Fridays     8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    All inmates are eligible on a first-come, first-serve basis
  • Saturday and Sunday             8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    By reservation only
  • Visiting hours are subject to change without notice. Please call the institution to verify visiting hours before planning a visit.


  • Visiting is permitted on a first-come, first-serve basis on Monday, Thursday, and Fridays.
  • Reservations are required to visit on weekends and/or state holidays.
  • Reservations are accepted 6 months in advance but the number of reservations made at one time may be limited based on space considerations.
  • Approved visitors may make a reservation by emailing
  • Approved visitors may also request a reservation via U.S. Mail but must provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope for return confirmation.

  Institution-Specific Visiting Information

  • Approved visitors may visit up to four times per month.
  • Only five visitors are permitted to visit an inmate at one time.