Southern Ohio Correctional Facility

Southern Ohio
Correctional Facility

P. O. Box 45699
1724 St. Rt. 728
Lucasville, Ohio 45699
Phone(740) 259-5544
Fax (740) 259-2882


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Institutional Information

Date Opened 1972
Total Acreage 1,625
Accreditation Status Yes
Total Security Staff 508
Total Staff 680
GRF Budget $50,748,434
(subject to monthly review and adjustment)
Daily Cost Per Inmate $113.33
Population as of 12/11 1,417
Black Inmates 831
White Inmates 571
Other Inmates 13
Escapes/Walkways 2011 0
Security Levels
1’s – 0
2’s – 0
3’s – 9
4’s – 1408
5’s- 0

Security Level Descriptions:

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



  • 4A Level Inmates — 09:00am-04:00pm         Tuesday – Sunday
  • 4B Level Inmates — 09:00am-03:00pm         Tuesday – Friday
  • Visitors will not be processed in to the visiting area after 2:30 p.m. each day. (1:30 p.m. for 4B level inmates only)
  • Visiting is closed on Mondays 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.
  • Approved visitors may make a reservation by calling             740-259-5544       ext. 3208.  With the exception of state holidays, the visiting reservation line is answered seven days a week between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

  Institution-Specific Visiting Information

  • Visiting is limited to a maximum of 5 visitors per inmate at one time, unless special arrangements have been made in advance.


Video Visiting

Offenders at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility may participate in video visitation with approved visitors.