Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUGUST 29, 1996

NOBLE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY

(Caldwell) -- Governor George V. Voinovich and the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Director Reginald A. Wilkinson today joined local officials in a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the Noble Correctional Institution (NCI).

"We are pleased to open this facility, which will bring recession-proof jobs to Southeast Ohio," said Voinovich.

"Our department has developed another great relationship with our neighbors in the community of Noble County and the City of Caldwell," stated Wilkinson.

NCI is a $42 million, medium-security, adult male, dormitory-style institution built on 164 acres near Caldwell, Ohio. The prison will employ 450 staff with an annual payroll of about $21 million.

The prison will focus on vocational education with a goal of providing prisoners with job skill development. The prison will offer five vocational programs along with basic education and literacy programming.

The new compound consists of five two-story dormitories, an administration building, and programming areas. The prison will house 2,200 inmates. Medium security features include two parallel fences topped with razor wire, electronic surveillance and armed perimeter patrol officers.

For further information, contact the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction's Public Information Office at 614-752-1150.


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