Our prison record collections are open to the public. All records can be viewed and copies of obtained in the Archives & Library of the Ohio History Center in Columbus, Ohio. Learn about visiting us here.
The admission records and photographs can be requested by submitting a fee along with a Research Request Form or an Indexed Public Records Request Form by U.S. postal mail. Requests must include all of the following:
Name of the inmate
name of the prison/institution
exact year of admission (or up to a ten-year period in which the inmate was admitted).
If the exact year is known, use the Indexed Public Records Request Form. If time of admission can be narrowed to a period of ten or fewer years, use the Research Request Form.