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Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Richland Correctional Institution
P. O. Box 8107
1001 Olivesburg Road
Mansfield, Ohio 44905
(419) 526-2100; Fax (419) 521-2810
Email for General Inquiries
|Total Security Staff
|FY13 GRF Budget
|(subject to monthly review
|Daily Cost Per Inmate
|Population as of 04/13
Security Level Descriptions:
- 1 = Minimum Security
- 2 = Medium Security
- 3 = Close Security
- 4 = Maximum Security
- 5 = Administrative Maximum
Please do not plan on arriving at the institution
prior to 7:15 a.m.
- Visiting is by reservation only. Please call
419-526-2100, Extension 0, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.
to 11 a.m. or Saturday and Sunday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to
make a reservation.
- Visiting hours are held Tuesday through Saturday, 7:45 a.m. to
10:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Visitors
must arrive no later than 2 p.m. No visits on holidays.
- 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
- Written correspondence to inmates must include the inmate's
name and number on the envelope and be addressed to the
Volunteers in Prison
Richland 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 Lamont T. Sapp at
419-526-2100, ext. 2247 or via email at
- Pound Puppy Program: The Pound Puppy program
trains 7 to 8 dogs each cycle, which lasts 7 weeks. The
dogs are taught 5 basic commands and 2 certified instructor
volunteers are utilized from the Richland County Dog Kennel
Club. The program works in conjunction with Kind Hands 4
Paws (Zanesville), Logan County Shelter (Bellevue), and
Mid Ohio Animal Welfare League.
- Family Life Center: The Family Life Center seeks
to provide offenders with a variety of programming needs
to help build the bridge between incarcerated fathers and
their children. Program opportunities that assist in that
mission include Responsible Family Life Skills, Success
After Prison, From the Inside Out, Victim Awareness, Financial
Management and Reclaiming American Citizenship.
- PROVE: The Personal Responsibility of Violence
Elimination program focuses on offenders whose crimes include
domestic violence behavior. The 13-week program aims at
increasing awareness of the offenders' behavior while providing
avenues to change.
- 90 Day Intensive Outpatient Program: This program
is provided by Recovery Services staff and functions to
instill knowledge into offenders regarding the disease of
chemical dependency and its effect on the various areas
of the offenders' life. This is approached in a holistic
manner rather than strictly discussing substance abuse,
and offenders receive 9 hours of group work for 12 weeks.
- Pound Puppy Program
- Stamps for Kids
- Reading Room Narrator
- Dog Grooming
- Literacy unit
- Post secondary education
- Transitional Education Programming
Adoptable Dog Program
Many institutions participate in fostering and
training abandoned dogs for
- Administrative office technology
- Auto collision repair
- Graphic occupations
- Turf management
- Visual Communications
- Apprenticeships in plumbing, electrician, maintenance,
animal trainer, carpenter, cook, HVAC and building maintenance
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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