FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEPTEMBER 5, 1996
DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES BOOT CAMP SITE
(Columbus) -- The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC) announced its intention to site a 125-bed adult male boot camp in Athens County, Ohio. A final decision is contingent upon the completion and submission of a site assessment and a public comment survey to the Office of Justice Programs in Washington, D.C. Senator Jim Carnes, Representative Tom Johnson, and local officials have worked closely with DRC over the past several months to facilitate the land transfer needed to break ground on DRC's third boot camp facility.
The program will focus its curriculum toward treating chemically dependent, non-violent inmates. With a turnover rate of four times annually, this facility would serve approximately 300 to 400 inmates yearly. This camp will be an important addition to DRC's current boot camp program.
In August of 1995, DRC was awarded $1.7 million for the construction of this facility through the Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice. Ohio was one of only two adult correctional systems nationally to receive grant moneys for construction of new boot camp facilities. Senate Bill 310, the Capital Budget request, allocated an additional $1.5 million toward its construction.
For further information, please contact the Public Information Office at 614-752-1150.
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