Welcome to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitaion and Correction
Please Note: You are viewing the non-styled version of Ohio Department of Rehabilitaion and Correction. Either your browser does not support Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) or it is disabled. We suggest upgrading your browser to the latest version of your favorite Internet browser.
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 10/13
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.
- 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.
- Reintegration Housing Unit: The
Reintegration Housing Unit seeks to provide offenders
with a pro social environment conducive for self
development. The unit focuses upon instilling
responsibility and accountability by offering a variety
of programming to address criminogenic needs, as well as
meaningful activities and community service.
- Commercial Drivers License Program:
This is a career enhancement program that
allows an offender to take the written exam for a
commercial driver's license. Upon successful completion
of the exam, the offender will engage in a four week
training program administered by Trainco, a professional
truck driving school. This program includes 40
hours of instructional classroom work followed by three
weeks of pre-trip vehicle inspection, maneuverability,
and road test.
- 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.
- Recovery Residential Unit: The
Recovery Bay Residential unit seeks to work with unit
staff and recovery service staff to provide a
residential unit that encourages a therapeutic
environment to address recovery needs. Offenders that
are participating in the 90 day Intensive Outpatient
Program, which is provided by Recovery Services staff
and functions to install knowledge into offenders
regarding the disease of chemical dependency and its
effect on the various areas of the offenders' life
reside in the housing unit. This programming is
approached in a holistic manner rather than strictly
discussing substance abuse, and offenders receive 9
hours of group work for 12 weeks.
- Roots of Success: This program is
an environmental literacy program consisting of ten
modules: Fundamentals of Environmental Literacy; Water;
Waste; Transportation; Energy; Building; Health, Food &
Agriculture; Community Organizing & Leadership;
Application and Practice; Financial Literacy & Social
Entrepreneurship. Upon completion of the program, the
offenders will receive a certificate of completion
nationally recognized by various sectors for green
- Pound Puppy Program
- Stamps for Kids
- Reading Room Narrator
- Dog Grooming
- Project Linus
- St. Jude's Card Collection
- Mats for Homeless
- Mansfield Southwest Little League
- 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, recovery
operator, janitorial, 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.
[Back to top]