Hocking Correctional Facility

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Hocking Correctional Facility
Location16759 Snake Hollow Road
Nelsonville, Ohio
Security classspecialized (geriatric)
ClosedMarch 2018
Managed byOhio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

Hocking Correctional Facility was an Ohio state prison located in Ward Township, Hocking County, just north of Nelsonville, Ohio. The facility was originally built in 1952 as a sanatorium and later a children's center. It was converted into prison in 1982. The prison employed a staff of 110.[1] This prison was used primarily to incarcerate the state's aging prison population. The prison's operating budget for 2007 was $13,867,468; and the daily cost per inmate was $80.94. The prison, as of April 2007, housed 481 inmates. Of those: 111 were African American, 363 were Caucasian, and 7 were Latino. In 2018, the prison housed 430 inmates.[1]

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction announced in January 2018 that the correctional facility would close in March to trim operating costs.[2]

The facility is to reopen in 2019 as a women's rehabilitation center.[3][4]

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  1. ^ a b Schladen, Marty (January 3, 2018). "Closing prison would be 'crippling blow' to Nelsonville". The Columbus Dispatch. p. B1. Retrieved January 4, 2018.
  2. ^ Welsh-Huggins, Andrew (January 3, 2018). "Union Criticizes Ohio Decision to Close Correctional Unit". Associated Press. Retrieved January 3, 2018.
  3. ^ Hendrix, Sheridan (May 12, 2019). "Repurposed Hocking County prison to offer women second chance". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  4. ^ Noser, Sierra (October 16, 2018). "Former Hocking Correctional Facility to open next year as rehabilitation center for women". The Post. Retrieved 16 May 2019.

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Coordinates: 39°28′13″N 82°13′33″W / 39.47028°N 82.22583°W / 39.47028; -82.22583