|Location||501 Thompson Road |
|Security class||medium and minimum|
|Opened||2000; owned by CoreCivic since 2012|
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.
The facility first opened in 2000, has been owned by CCA since 2012, and has a working population of 1750 state inmates.
Lake Erie was the first sale of a state prison in the United States to a private company.
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.
- "Lake Erie Correctional Institution". Corrections Corporation of America. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
- "Lake Erie Correctional Institution". Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. Archived from the original on 29 July 2016. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
- Kirkham, Chris (22 March 2013). "Lake Erie Prison Plagued By Violence And Drugs After Corporate Takeover". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 23 March 2013.