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Grafton Correctional Institution

2500 South Avon-Beldon Road
Grafton, Ohio 44044

(440) 748- 1161

Warden: Carl S. Anderson
Deputy of Operations: Garey Burt

The Grafton Correctional Institution seeks to provide offenders of felony convictions within the State of Ohio a safe, efficient, humane and appropriately secure correctional institution, while maintaining dedication to the protection of citizens of the State of Ohio and the local community. Mindful of Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction's initiatives of re-entry, community service and victim reparation, we seek to instill in offenders an improved sense of responsibility and the capacity to become law-abiding members of society.

Security Level: 1 & 2

Total Acreage: 1782

Date Opened: 1988

Population as of 7/04: 1380

Inmate Programs


Adult Basic Education



Ashland University


Manufacture leather and metallic cord, ribbons, lace and seasonal bows

Community Service

Build birdhouses for Historical Society

Produce talking books for sight impaired Braille program

Refurbish picnic tables

Clean up parks



Machine Shop

Auto Mechanics

Unique Programs

The Relaxation Through Music Group is for those inmates who exhibit difficulties handling anxiety or poor coping skills. This group is lead by a music therapist. The goals are to improve healthy coping techniques, decrease anxiety, and decrease manic type behaviors. This is accomplished by involving the inmates in music therapy tasks and relaxation techniques that focus on learning precipitators of stress and identifying healthy coping strategies.

The Therapeutic Community (TC) are long-term (6-12 months) residential Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) treatment programs. The Therapeutic Community approach views of AOD abuse as a reflection of chronic deficits in social, vocational, familial, economic, and personality development. The aim of the Therapeutic Community is to promote prosocial behavior, attitudes, and values as a method to attain abstinence from alcohol and other drugs and eliminate antisocial behaviors.

Visiting Hours

Seven days per week including holidays; 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Visiting hours are subject to change without notice. Please call the institution to verify visiting hours before planning a visit.