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Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Correctional Reception Center

Address

P. O. Box 300
11271 State Route 762
Orient, Ohio 43146

Phone

(614) 877-2441; Fax (614) 877-3853

Email for General Inquiries

DRC.PIOCRC@odrc.state.oh.us

 

Warden

Video Tour

Directions

Warden Mick R. Oppy

Institutional Information

Date Opened 1987
Total Acreage 50
Accreditation Status Yes
Total Security Staff 314
Total Staff 484
FY13 GRF Budget
$43,129,498
(subject to monthly review and adjustment)
Daily Cost Per Inmate $68.43
Population as of 7/14 1,855
Black Inmates 661
White Inmates 1,149
Other Inmates 45
Escapes/Walkways 2013 0
Security Levels
1's - 287
2's - 475
3's - 1,068
4's - 19
5's - 6

Security Level Descriptions:

  • 1 = Minimum Security
  • 2 = Medium Security
  • 3 = Close Security
  • 4 = Maximum Security
  • 5 = Administrative Maximum

Visiting

Hours

  Reception Status Inmates:

After the EIGHTH day of incarceration at CRC, inmates will be eligible to receive visitors on their scheduled day.

  • Monday - Friday           8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.                                    

  • Please arrive no later than 9:15am to be processed for morning visiting and no later than 1:45 p.m. for afternoon visiting in order to be permitted to visit.

  • The designated day to visit a reception inmate is based on the inmate's institution number, as follows:
        Monday - Numbers ending in 1, 2
        Tuesday - Numbers ending in 3, 4, Mental Health (all numbers)
        Wednesday - Numbers ending in 5, 6
        Thursday - Numbers ending in 7, 8, Mental Health (all numbers)

        Friday - Numbers ending in 9, 0

  • No visiting on weekends or state holidays.

  • All day visiting UNLESS the visiting room becomes full.

  • Maximum of 5 visitors per visit.

  • Two visits a month per person on the approved visiting list.

  • Visitors of reception inmates are permitted to download and bring the completed visitor application with them on their first visit.  You may obtain the visitor application from our visiting page.

  • Visiting hours are subject to change without notice. Please call the institution to verify visiting hours before planning a visit.

General Population Inmates:

  • Saturday, Sunday - 8:00 a.m. -3:15 p.m. 

  • Please arrive no later than 9:15am to be processed for morning visiting and no later than 1:45 p.m. for afternoon visiting in order to be permitted to visit.

  • Visitors cannot be processed in to visitation between 9:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

  • Visiting is closed for all inmates on all State Holidays.

  • Visiting hours are subject to change without notice. Please call the institution to verify visiting hours before planning a visit.

Mental Health Visitation:

  • This includes all of Mental Health

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays

  • Please arrive no later than 9:15am to be processed for morning visiting and no later than 1:45 p.m. for afternoon visiting in order to be permitted to visit.

  • Visitors cannot be processed in to visitation between 9:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

  • Visiting is closed for all inmates on all State Holidays.

  • Visiting hours are subject to change without notice. Please call the institution to verify visiting hours before planning a visit. 

Disciplinary/Local Control Visitation:

  • Inmates in Disciplinary Control and Local Control may receive one non-contact visit per month if approved by the Segregation Supervisor.  Visit is limited to two hours.

Protective Custody/Security Control:

  • Inmates in Disciplinary Control and Local Control may receive two non-contact visit per month if approved by the Segregation Supervisor.

Reservations

  • Reservations are not required.

Video Visitation

The Correctional Reception Center maintains video visiting kiosks in every general population housing unit. There is NO video visiting in the reception housing units. The hours of availability for video visits are as follows: Visits can be scheduled between 8am-10am daily, 11am-4pm daily and 5pm-7:30pm daily. The cost of the video visit is: $9.90 for a 30 minute visit.

Visits are 30 minutes in duration; however, an additional 30 minutes can be requested if there is no one scheduled at the same kiosk immediately after the conclusion of the initial video visit.

An approved visitor is defined as: a visitor that submitted an application for visitation, processing has been completed, and approval by institutional staff may request a video visit.   Approved visitors must create an account and register with JPay. When family members register to have a video visit, they are prompted by JPay through a series of steps to achieve their visit.

Video visits should be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance to insure proper notification; however, they may be scheduled up to one hour in advance of the time that they are requesting. Visit www.jpay.com for additional application and fee information.

Institution-Specific Visiting Information

  • Visiting is limited to a maximum of 5 visitors per inmate at one time, unless special arrangements have been made in advance.

  • Approved visitors may visit up to 2 times per month.

  • Visitors may bring up to $20 for vending purchases during the visit.  Bills must be no larger than $5 denominations.

For general visiting information or to download a visitor application, please go to our visiting page.

Phone Calls

  • Reception inmates generally have access to the phones 5 days per week, normally during the hours of 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

  • Information on inmate telephone service and access is located at Offender Phone Services.

Inmate Funds

A kiosk is available in the front entry building of the institution.  Approved visitors may deposit funds into an offender trust account or PIN Debit phone account using the kiosks.  For additional information on inmate funds or other deposit options please visit http://www.drc.ohio.gov/web/inmate_funds.htm

Correspondence

What Offenders and Families Need to know

Volunteers in Prison

The Correctional Reception Center is committed to recruiting dedicated and resourceful volunteers to assist in reentry efforts by providing services to offenders.  For additional information on these opportunities or the application process, please contact Jeff Martin at 614-877-2441, ext. 7131 or via email at Jeff.Martin@odrc.state.oh.us.    

Prison Rape Elimination Act

The Prison Rape Elimination Act was passed in 2003 to protect individuals from prison rape.  Click here for more information.

Unique Programs

  • The Ohio Benefit Bank (OBB) is a public-private partnership that helps connect low and moderate income Ohioans with free tax preparation and access to potential public benefits and work supports.  In May 2008, CRC began providing services to those offenders who have 30 days or less to serve in our system.  In partnership with the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (GOFBCI) and the Ohio Association of Second Harvest Food Banks, The OBB encourages eligible Ohioans to claim tax credits, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit and public benefits such as food stamps, child care subsidies, home energy assistance and children’s health care insurance, by helping them prepare and file applications.  Volunteer Benefit Bank counselors are available to help determine eligibility and complete applications for inmates and their families. 

Inmate Programs

Community Service

  • Touching Little Lives - sew baby items for single moms in Pickaway County
  • Delaware County - Judge Spicer - make stuffed bunnies and bears for foster kids
  • Dog Program

Academic

  • ABLE
  • Pre-GED
  • GED
  • Apprenticeship program

Adoptable Dog Program

Many institutions participate in fostering and training abandoned dogs for adoption.

Apprenticeship Programs

  • Alteration Tailor
  • Animal Trainer
  • Automobile Mechanic
  • Boiler Operator
  • Cook (any industry)
  • Electrical Maintenance
  • Electronic Technician
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Janitor
  • Landscape Management Technician
  • Laundry Machine Mechanic
  • Maintenance Repairer, Building
  • Material Coordinator
  • Powerhouse Mechanic
  • Painter
  • Plumber
  • Recovery Operator
  • Welder, Fitter
  • Welder, Combination

 

 

 

Academic

  • Adult Basic Literacy Education (ABLE)
  • Pre-GED
  • GED
  • High School English
  • High School Math
  • High School PE/Health
  • High School Science
  • High School Social Studies

Education Services

  • Computer Aided Instructional Laboratories (CAIL)
  • Correctional Education Association (CEA) Tutor Training
  • Library Services
  • Ohio Re-Entry Connections
  • Special Education Services

Career-Technical (Vocational) Programs

  • Cable/Fiber Termination (C-TECH)

Religious Services

Reading Room

Reading room

In 2000, former First Lady Hope Taft approached the Director about establishing a reading room for the children who visited their incarcerated parent at the Pickaway Correctional Institution. This idea spread across the state, and now the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction maintains children’s reading rooms in each prison.

The reading rooms encourage family literacy by providing a pleasant and comfortable setting for both child and incarcerated parent. Each room is stocked with a wide variety of children’s books and has an inmate narrator who reads to the visiting children twice a day. The role of the inmate narrator is to read picture books to the children in much the same manner that children’s hour would be done at a public library.

A variety of arts and craft supplies for the children are also available in most of the rooms. Many of the supplies and books are donated by employees and service organizations.