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P. O. Box 7010
16149 State Rt. 104
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
(740) 774-7050; Fax (740) 774-7055
|Total Security Staff||335|
|FY13 GRF Budget
|(subject to monthly review and adjustment)|
|Daily Cost Per Inmate||$57.63|
|Population as of 05/13||2,036|
Effective June 1, 2012, RCI will have new visiting rules. Click here to view these rules.
Ross Correctional Institution:
Visiting is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, and all State Holidays.
Visiting hours for morning sessions are 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Visitors must be processed in no later than 9:30 a.m. in order to be permitted to visit in the morning.
Visiting hours for afternoon sessions are 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Visitors must be processed in no later than 1:00 p.m. in order to be permitted to visit in the afternoon.
Visiting Wednesday through Sunday
Reservations are accepted "one calendar month" in advance with only one reservation made per request and no later than 48 hours before the scheduled visit.
How to Make a Reservation
Reservations can be made in through email:
Approved visitors may make a reservation by emailing DRC.VisitationRCI@odrc.state.oh.us.
Requests without specifying the number of visitors to attend the visit may be denied.
Visiting hours are subject to change without notice. Please call the institution to verify visiting hours before planning a visit.
Information on inmate telephone service and access is located at Offender Phone Services.
A kiosk is available in the front entry building of the institution from 6 a.m. to 6 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.
Information on written correspondence may be found at Offender Mail and Packages.
Ross 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 Jon Pence at 740-774-7050, ext. 2564 or via email at Jon.Pence@odrc.state.oh.us
The Cognitive Behavior Therapy program is structured as a three (3) month Intensive Out-Patient (IOP) Program treatment program utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as the main approach of treatment. The New Life program is specifically targeted toward people who have chronic problems with substance abuse and criminal behavior. The program provides a positive environment where people who have similar problems can live and work together to improve their lives. Provisions are made so the environment is cohesive within the program milieu. Therefore, the Staff of New Life Program is providing the highest degree of comprehensive quality care including; chemical dependency education, counseling, healthy life choices, and a life of sobriety.
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. This past year the Department served over 45,000 children. The inmate narrators worked over 32,000 hours in reading to and with the children.[Back to top]