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09-01-2004, 08:39 PM
Southeastern Correctional Institution

Warden Marc Houk Deputy of Operations Darrell Cunningham

5900 B.I.S. Road
Lancaster, Ohio 43130

(740) 653-4324
Fax (740) 653-6155

The Southeastern 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: 1377
Date Opened: 1980
Population as of 8/04: 1647

Inmate Programs


Adult Basic Education
Literacy unit
Hocking College and Ohio University
Culinary Arts program

Silk screen labels
Health Tech manufactures cleaning supplies
Mulch and compost plant
Community Service

Brush clearing for Department of Agriculture
Litter pick up for Ohio Department of Transportation
Assist Lancaster City Schools in maintenance and building construction
Painting City of Lancaster Law and Engineering Office
Ohio Wildlife Animal Enclosures
Construction of Picnic Tables for New Lexington Schools
Geneva Hills Summer Campground Construction
Sweaters R Us
Care Bears
Ronald McDonald House
ReArt and More
Aluminum Can Recycling - Community Action
Franciscan Missions
Operation Christmas Child
Lutheran Services Charity
Youth Affairs
Ohio Reads

Unique Programs

Youth Affairs: SCI youth affairs is designed for the inmate population to mentor with troubled youth from the juvenile courts and school OWE classes. The juveniles come into the institution once a week and participate in community service projects to help needy families, shelters, and the elderly by providing clothing, food, and cards. Currently the six inmates participating in the program talk about attitudes, drug and alcohol abuse, and their families to the youth. Group discussion helps emphasize the importance of communication, the negative aspects of substance abuse, accepting the consequences, and taking responsibilities for their actions. From January through March, over 100 juveniles participated in the program.

The residential Sex Offender Program is for those inmates that have committed sex offenses in the past or the present, and for those who are not in denial and want to work towards maintaining stability. The program consists of three phases, which lasts from a minimum of two years to three years. These phases are the Sex Education and Addiction, the Relapse Prevention Plan, and the After Care. Before an inmate can move on to the After Care phase, several modules in social skills and victim empathy must be completed. Once these are completed the inmates then participate in the After Care phase which last about six months. After the six months of mandatory attendance has been completed, the inmate elects to attend fewer sessions a month.
Visiting Hours

Visits are by reservations only
Reservation phone number 740-653-4324 ext.2217

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