Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

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Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
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AbbreviationODRC
MottoReduce recidivism among those we touch.
Agency overview
Employees12,000+
Volunteers8,000+

Website
http://www.drc.ohio.gov

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC or ODRC) is the administrative department of the Ohio state government[1] that operates twenty-seven state prisons for adults and three facilities for juveniles. The sixth-largest prison system in America, at the end of 2018 it had 49,255 people in custody and a budget of $1.8 billion.[2] It has its headquarters in Columbus.[3]

Facilities[edit]

Juvenile Facilities[2][edit]

  • Circleville
  • Cuyahoga Hills
  • Indian River

Private facilities[edit]

Closed[edit]

History[edit]

On 11 April 1993, a major riot broke out at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility that resulted in ten deaths.[4] Nine inmates and one corrections officer were killed.[4]

Death row[edit]

The majority of male death row inmates are held at the Chillicothe Correctional Institution, while some that are considered a high security risk are held at the Ohio State Penitentiary and those with serious medical conditions are held at the Franklin Medical Center. Death row had been scheduled to move from Chillicothe Correctional Institution to Toledo Correctional Institution in the summer of 2017, however those plans were delayed and ultimately cancelled in 2018 and death row remains at Chillicothe. Female death row inmates are housed in the Ohio Reformatory for Women. Executions occur at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility.[5][6] Information on death row inmates can be found here, the execution schedule here and execution history here.

Fallen officers[edit]

Since the establishment of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, 20 officers have died in the line of duty.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ohio Rev. Code § 121.01 et seq.
  2. ^ a b Caniglia, John (20 January 2019). "'There is no oversight:' Staff cuts leave Ohio prison inspections to interns". Plain Dealer. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Contact." Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. Retrieved on December 7, 2009.
  4. ^ a b Beyerlein, Tom (April 3, 2013). "White supremacist gangs becoming increased threat in and outside of prisons". Springfield News-Sun. Retrieved April 4, 2013.
  5. ^ "Ohio Death Row Inmates." Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. Retrieved on December 19, 2016.
  6. ^ http://www.chillicothegazette.com/article/20120127/NEWS01/201270308/CCI-death-row-receives-final-inmates?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7C%7Cs Archived 2015-07-14 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ The Officer Down Memorial Page

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