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09-01-2004, 09:38 PM
Warren Correctional Institution

Warden Wanza Jackson Deputy of Operations Chae J. Harris

5787 State Route 63
P. O. Box 120
Lebanon, Ohio 45036

(513) 932-3388
Fax (513) 933-0150

The Warren 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: 3
Total Acreage: 45
Date Opened: 1989
Population as of 8/04: 1034

Inmate Programs


Adult Basic Education
Wilmington College

Tubular Furniture Operation
Notebook Binding Operation
Community Service

Package 2.1 million science kits for the Center of Science and Industry (COSI)
Train dogs for Pilot Dog Program
Construct wooden racks and gazebos for use during Cincinnati Flower Show
Provide basic obedience training to dogs available for adoption through the Warren County Humane Society
Provide curriculum aides for local teachers through the Computers to Crayons free store
Silk screen T-shirts for various community service agencies and local schools

Building Maintenance
Unique Programs

Rover Rehab: In a partnership benefiting dogs and people, the prison and the Humane Association of Warren County have developed the Rover Rehab program. Since it inception in April 1998, the program has adopted over 100 dogs, all of whom have been given a second chance at life. Rover Rehab maintains up to 13 dogs at WCI at any given time.

The Juvenile Offender Program (JOP) is a unique program that allows inmates to "give back" to society through intervention that focuses on youth that have been involved with the juvenile justice system and are considered to be at risk. JOP is not a scared straight program, but is best characterized through its motto "Changing Attitudes, Changing Lives". To date, the JOP inmates have served over 400 juveniles and have amassed over 5000 community service hours.

Visiting Hours

Wednesday through Sunday; 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
All visits by reservation only.
Reservation information: 1-513-932-9741
Visiting hours are subject to change without notice. Please call the institution to verify visiting hours before planning a visit.