Southern Ohio Correctional Facility

The Southern Ohio Correctional Facility (commonly referred to as Lucasville) is a maximum security prison located just outside Lucasville in Scioto County, Ohio. The prison was constructed in 1972. As of 2019, the warden is Ronald Erdos. The prison is perhaps best known for its April 1993 riot, in which a total of 450 prisoners rioted, resulting in an 11-day standoff between rioters and law enforcement. One corrections officer and nine inmates were killed during the riot.[2] The riot has been described as one of the largest crises in Ohio prison history[3] and one of the longest prison sieges in U.S. history.[4].

Southern Ohio Correctional Facility Contact Details

Address: 1724 St. Rt. 728, Scioto, OH
City: Lucasville
Zip: 45699
Phone 1: 740-259-5544
Type: State Prison

Mailing to Inmates and Staff

Inmate Visiting Days and Hours

Day of Week Hours
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m
Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m
Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m
Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m