Correctional Reception Center

Warden

Rick Chuvalas

Phone

614-877-2441 (Fax: 614-877-3853)

Address

11271 State Route 762 Orient, OH 43146

Volunteers in Prison

The Correctional Reception Center 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 David McCartney at 614-877-2441, ext. 7119. 

Prison Rape Elimination Act

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

Religious Services

Click here to view a complete listing of available programming/service.

Correspondence

Written correspondence to inmates must include the inmate's name and number on the envelope and be addressed to PO Box 300 Orient, OH 43146. Reception inmates generally have access to the phone five days per week, normally during the hours of 2pm - 4pm and 6pm - 8pm. Information on inmate telephone service and access is located here.

Inmate Funds

A kiosk is available in the front entry building of the institution.  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 click here.

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Video Visitation

The Correctional Reception Center maintains video visiting kiosks in every general population housing unit. There is NO video visiting in the reception housing units. The hours of availability for video visits are as follows: Visits can be scheduled between 8am-10am daily, 11am-4pm daily and 5pm-7:30pm daily. The cost of the video visit is: $9.90 for a 30 minute visit.

Visits are 30 minutes in duration; however, an additional 30 minutes can be requested if there is no one scheduled at the same kiosk immediately after the conclusion of the initial video visit.

An approved visitor is defined as: a visitor that submitted an application for visitation, processing has been completed, and approval by institutional staff may request a video visit.   Approved visitors must create an account and register with JPay. When family members register to have a video visit, they are prompted by JPay through a series of steps to achieve their visit.

Video visits should be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance to insure proper notification; however, they may be scheduled up to one hour in advance of the time that they are requesting.

Approved visitors may visit www.jpay.com for additional information

Visiting

Reception Status Inmates:

After the EIGHTH day of incarceration at CRC, inmates will be eligible to receive visitors on their scheduled day. Available visit times are Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Please arrive no later than 9:15am to be processed for morning visiting and no later than 1:45 p.m. for afternoon visiting in order to be permitted to visit. The designated day to visit a reception inmate is based on the inmate's institution number, as follows: Monday - Numbers ending in 1, 2; Tuesday - Numbers ending in 3, 4, Mental Health (all numbers); Wednesday - Numbers ending in 5, 6; Thursday - Numbers ending in 7, 8, Mental Health (all numbers); Friday - Numbers ending in 9, 0. No visiting on weekends or state holidays. All day visiting UNLESS the visiting room becomes full. Maximum of 5 visitors per visit. Two visits a month per person on the approved visiting list. Visitors of reception inmates are permitted to download and bring the completed visitor application with them on their first visit.  You may obtain the visitor application from our visiting pageVisiting hours are subject to change without notice. Please call the institution to verify visiting hours before planning a visit.


General Population Inmates:

Saturday, Sunday - 8:00 a.m. -3:15 p.m. Please arrive no later than 9:15am to be processed for morning visiting and no later than 1:45 p.m. for afternoon visiting in order to be permitted to visit. Visitors cannot be processed in to visitation between 9:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Visiting is closed for all inmates on all State Holidays.


Mental Health Visitation:

This includes all of Mental Health. Visitations are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please arrive no later than 9:15am to be processed for morning visiting and no later than 1:45 p.m. for afternoon visiting in order to be permitted to visit. Visitors cannot be processed in to visitation between 9:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Visiting is closed for all inmates on all State Holidays.Visiting hours are subject to change without notice. Please call the institution to verify visiting hours before planning a visit. 


Disciplinary/Local Control Visitation:

Inmates in Disciplinary Control and Local Control may receive one non-contact visit per month if approved by the TPU Supervisor.  Visit is limited to two hours.


Protective Custody/Security Control:

Inmates in Disciplinary Control and Local Control may receive two non-contact visit per month if approved by the TPU Supervisor.


Reservations are not required. Click here for additional information.


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Institutional Information

Date Opened 1987
Total Acreage 50
Accreditation Status Yes
Total Staff 516
Population (as of 6/1/16) 1,780

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