Toledo Correctional Institution – Ohio

Know somebody locked up in Toledo Correctional Institution?  Toledo Correctional Institution is a correctional facility in the state prison system in Ohio.  This guide tells you all about everything related to Toledo Correctional Institution such as the following:  How to do a prison inmate search.  How to visit Toledo Correctional Institution inmates.  The prisons’s phone number and address.  Mailing or sending money to an inmate at Toledo Correctional Institution.  And much more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Toledo Correctional Institution
Year Opened: 2000
State: Ohio
County: Lucas
DOC: Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
Security Level: Medium, Close, Maximum,Minimum,Protective
Warden Name: Ed Sheldon

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Contact Information

In this section is the street address and mailing address for Toledo Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are sending a package or letter to a prisoner at Toledo Correctional Institution, and use the street address if you need to know the actual location of Toledo Correctional Institution.

Mailing Address

You should also read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section on this page if you are going to send a letter or package to an inmate so that you properly address it, and follow the right protocol for sending a letter or package. If you don’t follow the appropriate steps, the package or letter could get sent back.

Toledo Correctional Institution
2001 East Central Avenue 
Toledo OH, 43608

Street Address / Prison Location


Toledo Correctional Institution
2001 East Central Avenue P.O. Box 80033
Toledo OH, 43608

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (419) 726-7977
Fax Number: (419) 726-7157

Map and Directions

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Use the street address if you are visiting a prisoner. Be sure to read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule sections below before you visit someone in prison at Toledo Correctional Institution.

Toledo Correctional Institution
2001 East Central Avenue P.O. Box 80033
Toledo OH, 43608


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Phone Number

Toledo Correctional Institution prisoners don’t have phones in their cells, so you won’t get to call the inmate, however, there are times when it might be necessary to have the phone number to the prison.
(419) 726-7977

Prisoners are able to make calls with:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

Toledo Correctional Institution inmates don’t have access to fax machines, so you won’t be able to fax a letter to the inmate, but there are times when it may be necessary to have the fax number to the facility.

(419) 726-7157

Email Address

This is the main email for the prison. You won’t be able to reach inmates at this address. If you want to find out how to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email section further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 1588
Total Staff: 344

Inmate Email

To send email to a prisoner you must follow an exact process to make sure that the email letter gets to your inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Inmates can’t access the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special rules that you must follow when sending postal mail to a prisoner. If you don’t follow these rules then letter or package might not be received.

Before you proceed, read the information below:

Mail Monitoring

Toledo Correctional Institution guards will open and inspect all incoming general mail and packages. Incoming general packages and mail may be read as frequently as deemed necessary to keep safety and security or monitor a particular problem having to do with any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Here is the proper format for how you should address mail to a state prisoner at Toledo Correctional Institution:

Toledo Correctional Institution
2001 East Central Avenue 
Toledo OH, 43608

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Inmate Money

Each prison has a Commissary which serves to provide an account for inmate money and for purchasing things not issued to inmates by the correctional facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone can add money to prisoner’s accounts by sending it by Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can to send inmates funds in postal mail and must send the moneyh to the address below and do so in accordance with the rules given below:

The money must be in a money order that is made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You should use a U.S. Postal Service money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be placed on a 15-day holding period, during which the inmate will not have access to the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will send back funds that don’t have appropriate inmate info if the envelope has an adequate return address. Checks and cash will not be deposited to the prisoner’s account so don’t send cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

Prisoners are frequently changed to various correctional facilities throughout the Ohio prison system, so sometimes you may have to locate the current location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to locate an Toledo Correctional Institution prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other Ohio state prisons: Ohio State Prisons

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit an inmate at Toledo Correctional Institution, make sure you be aware of the following:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Reservations are required for visitation. Reservations can be made from 8:30 am until 3:00 pm, Wednesday through Sunday by calling the institution. Reservations can be made up to 30 days in advance, as well as the same day of visitation, if openings are available. A total of two reservations can be made during a phone call. All day visits may be honored for those visitors traveling more than 120 miles each way, upon pre-approval of the offender’s appropriate Unit Management staff.
Visiting Hours: Wednesday – Sunday; Visiting is closed on Monday and Tuesday.
· Morning Session: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with a cut off time for entry at 10:00 am.
· Afternoon Session: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. No cut off time for entry.

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each prison has their own procedures for prison visits and these policies are changed frequently. The procedures below could be out of date since this was written, so make sure to also go to Toledo Correctional Institution’s site to get the latest rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard will ensure every visitor signs the prisoner visitors log when they enter the facility and also when they leave.

Identification Required

Positive picture id of all visitors will be required. Acceptable forms of id are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; however, a state issued photo id is acceptable.

For everything shown below, go to the main correctional facility site as this info is changed all the time:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

Section about Toledo Correctional Institution prison records will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

Section about Toledo Correctional Institution death row coming.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Details about Ohio parole coming.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Info about getting released from Toledo Correctional Institution coming.

Inmate Programs

Treatment Accountability for Safer Communities (TASC) – This 15-month program is designed to help the family unit stay intact throughout the incarceration so that when the inmate is released, the bond with the family and the child has been maintained. Only those inmates with children are eligible to participate and the offender must be released from prison to Lucas County. The program begins when the offender has six months of his sentence left to serve and will continue nine months after his release. The offenders will be mentored while in prison and their families will be brought in to take part in mutual programming. Families will receive help in such areas as education, job skills, and substance abuse treatment; children will participate in youth programs.
The RIDGE Project: This is a faith based non-profit organization that offers a marriage and family strengthening project developed specifically to address the unique obstacles families face when one partner is incarcerated for more than six months. The program works with both parents not only to ensure healthy marriages and strong families, but also to ensure successful reentry of the inmate, stop incarceration within family of inmates, reduce recidivism for ex-offenders and reduce negative behaviors among children of inmates.

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Prison Life

Information about prison life will be posted ASAP.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


A Toledo Correctional Institution news section coming soon.


Toledo Correctional Institution photos coming.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Toledo Correctional Institution
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Toledo Correctional Institution.

If you have any photos of Toledo Correctional Institution that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Are you trying to find a correctional facility job? Do you have experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility in your previous job?

If so, go to: Toledo Correctional Institution Jobs

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The official website: Toledo Correctional Institution Website

Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • The right to protection from the accused.
  • The right to notification.
  • The right to attend proceedings.
  • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • The right to restitution.
  • The right to a speedy trial.
  • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • Spouses and children of all victims.
  • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
  • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
  • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

Victim Notification

The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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Family Resources

Info about resources for family members of inmates at Toledo Correctional Institution will be posted ASAP.


A Toledo Correctional Institution history section to be added later.

Such as:

  • Famous Toledo Correctional Institution inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information About Other Ohio State Prisons: Ohio State Prisons

Toledo Correctional Institution Links

The official website: Toledo Correctional Institution Website
Toledo Correctional Institution Jobs

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Links

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Main Website
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Prison Directory
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Prison Map
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Prison Jobs
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Prison Inmate Search
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Most Wanted

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Visitation Policies
Sending Money to a Ohio State Prison Inmate
JPay Services for Ohio State Prison Inmates
Sending Mail to Ohio State Prison Inmates
Sending Packages to Ohio State Prison Inmates
Ohio State Prison Inmate Phone Calls

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Toledo Correctional Institution

Have you ever been a prisoner in Toledo Correctional Institution? Do you know someone there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

If yes, then please tell us about it. Write down what you experienced so that other people can find out what to expect.

Things you can include in what you write:

  • Prison conditions
  • Facility layout and facility
  • Staff and guards
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Gang activity
  • Activities and programs

If you are a prisoner at this facility, leave your address if you want to receive letters from people.

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  1. Jill U. says:

    Does anyone know if this prison has handicap level 4 inmates as of today? I heard they do not accommodate wheelchairs and don’t know if that is true.

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