Lake Erie Correctional Institution

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Lake Erie Correctional Institution
Lake Erie Correctional Institution is located in Ohio
Lake Erie Correctional Institution
Location501 Thompson Road
Conneaut, Ohio
Coordinates41°56′45.41″N 80°32′16.3″W / 41.9459472°N 80.537861°W / 41.9459472; -80.537861
Security classmedium and minimum
Opened2000; owned by CoreCivic since 2012
Managed byCoreCivic

The Lake Erie Correctional Institution is a minimum- and medium-security prison for men located in Conneaut, Ashtabula County, Ohio, owned and operated by CoreCivic under contract with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.[1]

The facility first opened in 2000, has been owned by CCA since 2012, and has a working population of 1750 state inmates.[2]

Lake Erie was the first sale of a state prison in the United States to a private company.[3]

In 2012, Ohio state auditors deducted $500,000 from its contract at Lake Erie for violations such as understaffing, which had given rise to a high rate of violence and smuggled drugs.[3]


  1. ^ "Lake Erie Correctional Institution". Corrections Corporation of America. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Lake Erie Correctional Institution". Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. Archived from the original on 29 July 2016. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  3. ^ a b Kirkham, Chris (22 March 2013). "Lake Erie Prison Plagued By Violence And Drugs After Corporate Takeover". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 23 March 2013.

Coordinates: 41°56′46″N 80°32′17″W / 41.946015°N 80.537951°W / 41.946015; -80.537951