Hocking Correctional Facility
|Location||16759 Snake Hollow Road |
|Security class||specialized (geriatric)|
|Managed by||Ohio 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 employs a staff of 110. This prison is used primarily to incarcerate the state's aging prison population. The prison's operating budget for 2007 is $13,867,468; and the daily cost per inmate is $80.94. The prison, as of April 2007, currently houses 481 inmates. Of these: 111 are African American, 363 are Caucasian, and 7 are Latino. In 2018, the prison housed 430 inmates.
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- Welsh-Huggins, Andrew (January 3, 2018). "Union Criticizes Ohio Decision to Close Correctional Unit". Associated Press. Retrieved January 3, 2018.
- Hendrix, Sheridan (May 12, 2019). "Repurposed Hocking County prison to offer women second chance". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
- 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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- Hocking Correctional Facility Information from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
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