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Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Toledo Correctional Institution

TCI

Address

P.O. Box 80033
2001 East Central Avenue
Toledo, Ohio 43608

Phone

(419) 726-7977; Fax (419) 726-7157

Email for General Inquiries

Darlene.Mitchell@odrc.state.oh.us

 

Warden

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Warden Ed Sheldon

Institutional Information

Date Opened 2000
Total Acreage 45.24
Accreditation Status Yes
Total Security Staff 273
Total Staff 394
FY13 GRF Budget
$29,285,647
(subject to monthly review and adjustment)
Daily Cost Per Inmate $61.89
Population as of 04/14 1,041
Black Inmates 690
White Inmates 324
Other Inmates 27
Escapes/Walkways 2013 0
Security Levels
1's: 0
2's: 45
3's: 788
4's -
5's -
208
0

Security Level Descriptions:

  • 1 = Minimum Security
  • 2 = Medium Security
  • 3 = Close Security
  • 4 = Maximum Security
  • 5 = Administrative Maximum

Visiting

  • Reservations are required for visitation.  Reservations can be made through phone or email.  Reservations can be made from 8:30 am until 3:00 pm, Wednesday through Sunday by calling the institution. Reservations can be made up to 30 days in advance. A total of two reservations can be made during a phone call or email.

    Visiting Hours: Wednesday – Sunday; Visiting is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, and holidays.

    ·       Morning Session:  8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with a cut off time for entry at 9:45 am.

    ·       Afternoon Session: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  No cut off time for entry.

    ·       Reservations can be made by calling 419-726-7977 ext 7552, or email at drc.visitationtoci@odrc.state.oh.us

    Email reservation instructions    

    §         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 visiting page.

Video Visitation

Video visitation may be available. Please contact the institution for available video visitation hours and visit www.jpay.com for additional application and fee information.

Inmate Funds

A kiosk is available in the front entry building of the institution from 7:30 a.m. to 7 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

Correspondence

  • Written correspondence to inmates must include the inmate's name and number on the envelope and be addressed to the appropriate institution.

Volunteers in Prison

Toledo 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 Darlene Mitchell, 419-726-7977, ext. 7252 or via email at Darlene.Mitchell@odrc.state.oh.us 

Prison Rape Elimination Act

The Prison Rape Elimination Act was passed in 2003 to protect individuals from prison rape.  Click here for more information.

Unique Programs

  • The RIDGE Project:  This is a faith based non-profit organization that offers a marriage and family strengthening project developed specifically to address the unique obstacles families face when one partner is incarcerated for more than six months.  The program works with both parents not only to ensure healthy marriages and strong families, but also to ensure successful reentry of the inmate, stop incarceration within family of inmates, reduce recidivism for ex-offenders and reduce negative behaviors among children of inmates.
  • Real Challenges for Real Men: This 10 week program focuses on personal responsibility and accepting the consequences for ones actions through improving the inmate's reasoning skills.

Inmate Programs

Community Service

  • Dog Program
  • Bicycle Repair
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Quilting
  • Collection of canned goods for local food bank

Adoptable Dog Program

Many institutions participate in fostering and training abandoned dogs for adoption.

Academic

  • ABE
  • Pre-GED
  • GED
  • Advanced Job Training (through Owens Community College)

Vocational

  • Administrative Office Technology
  • Computer Repair

Religious Services

Reading Room

Reading room

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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