The Pickaway 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 Total Acreage: 1803 Date Opened: 1984 Population as of 8/04: 2109
Adult Basic Education
Furniture refinishing shop
State vehicle service center
Brush and tree clearing for Fayette County
Renovation at Eagles Nest Horse Farm
Refinish furniture for YMCA
General labor and clerical work at Statehouse
Litter pick up for Ohio Department of Transportation
Laundry for Friends of the Homeless and Holy Rosary Family Center Construction of playground equipment for Mt. Sterling Day Care clinic Renovation of stadium for Whetstone and Miami Trace High Schools Park renovation for Grove City Recreation Department
Administrative office technology
Unique Programs The Therapeutic Community (TC) are long-term (6-12 months) residential Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) treatment programs. The TC approach views 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. The TC’s at PCI and at the Ohio Reformatory for Women are collaborative efforts between the Ohio DR&C and the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services.
Who R U? Group is conducted for eight weeks and offered at least three times per year. Each session consists of 10-12 participants and is held once per week for two hours. The program is divided into several different topics throughout the eight weeks. The first three weeks are spent covering personality types including strengths and weaknesses as well as perception of self through the eyes of others. These first three weeks set the foundation for the remainder of topics discussed. The other topics included in the group are personal responsibility, attitude, communication skills, job readiness, and "staying out". Each session includes lecture, group activities/discussions, and homework review. At the end of the group, each participant completes an evaluation of the overall program.
Reservations are required for all visiting.
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Visitors must arrive by 10:30 a.m. for the morning session of visiting and 2:30 p.m. for the afternoon session of visiting.)
With the exception of the camp inmates, all inmates with identification numbers ending in odd numbers may have visitors on odd numbered days; inmates with identification numbers ending in even numbers may have visitors on even numbered days;
Visiting is closed Tuesday, Wednesday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day and all holidays falling on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Visiting hours are subject to change without notice. Please call the institution to verify visiting hours before planning a visit.