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Prison Records at the Archives & Library of the Ohio History Connection

Records we do not hold at the Ohio History Connection:

Workhouse records
Those records may be at the individual County Records Center.

Other Ohio prisons not listed here, please contact the individual institution and/or the
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
770 W. Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43222
Ph: 614-387-0588

Federal Reformatory at Chillicothe (the Chillicothe Prison)
The prison at Chillicothe was known as the Federal Reformatory at Chillicothe, Ohio. This was a federal prison that operated between 1926 and 1966. Our archive does not hold copies of prisoner information for the Federal Reformatory at Chillicothe.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) has information about federal inmates released AFTER 1982
Federal Bureau of Prisons
320 First St NW
Washington, DC 20534
Ph: 202.307.3198


NOTE: The BOP is in the process of transferring its pre-1982 inmate records to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Learn about Prison Records at the National Archives.