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Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Allen Oakwood Correctional Facility

Address

2338 North West Street
Lima, Ohio 45801

Phone

(419) 224-8000; Fax (419) 224-5828

Email for General Inquiries

Cori.Smith@odrc.state.oh.us

 

Warden

Video Tour

Directions

Warden Kevin Jones

Institutional Information

Date Opened 1994
Total Acreage 18
Accreditation Status Yes
Total Security Staff 284
Total Staff 439
FY 13 GRF Budget
$42,544.216
(subject to monthly review and adjustment)
Daily Cost Per Inmate $75.55
Population as of 02/14 1,645
Black Inmates 692
White Inmates 927
Other Inmates 26
Escapes/Walkways 2013 0
Security Levels
1's: 806
2's: 725
3's:
4's:
106
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Security Level Descriptions:

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

Visiting

Males

  • Monday, Friday and Saturday - 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays - 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Sundays - 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Females

  • Thursdays - 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Sundays - 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Death Row inmate visits are by appointment only.

Visiting closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

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

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

Video Visitation

Video visitation may be available. Please contact the institution for available video visitation hours and visit www.jpay.com for additional application and fee information.

Inmate Funds

A kiosk is available in the front entry building of the institution from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., 7 days a week.  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

  • Written correspondence to inmates must include the inmate's name and number on the envelope and be addressed to the appropriate institution.

Volunteers in Prison

Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution 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 Brooke Featheringham at 419-224-8000, ext. 2233 or via email at Brooke.Featheringham@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

  • Apprenticeship Program: Apprenticeship provides opportunities for eligible inmates to acquire new skills in a variety of trades, while preparing them for reentry, instilling confidence and making them more marketable for future employment.
  • Garden Project: While teaching inmates to learn to work together, it also teaches them the skills needed to grow fruits, vegetables, and flowers.  Items are donated to food banks, shelters, and the homeless, giving back to the community.

Inmate Programs

Community Service

  • Assistance Dogs of America
  • Prisoners Helping Dogs
  • Quilting-Knitting Program
  • Art/Air Brush Program
  • Bicycle Repair
  • Various Inmate Groups (Jaycees, etc.)

Vocational

  • Animal Trainer
  • Boiler Operator
  • Installer/Servicer
  • Horticulturalist
  • Janitor
  • Landscape Management
  • Technician
  • Maintenance
  • Painter
  • Plumber

Adoptable Dog Program

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

Academic

  • Adult Basic Education
  • Pre-GED
  • GED
  • Apprenticeships: alteration tailor, electrical appliance repair, building maintenance, heating and air conditioning, horticulture

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.

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