Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
APRIL 23, 1997

GOVERNOR BREAKS GROUND FOR TOLEDO PRISON

(Columbus) -- Governor George V. Voinovich and Reginald A. Wilkinson, Director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC) broke ground today for the Toledo Correctional Institution (ToCI). The ceremony took place at the site in northeast Toledo.

"The Toledo Correctional Institution marks the beginning of a partnership that will promote greater economic development for the community," said Governor Voinovich.

When operational, the $65 million prison will employ more than 400 and have an annual operating budget of $16 million. Many spin-off jobs are expected to result from the improved economic environment.

Wilkinson stated, "We look forward to developing a strong working relationship with the City of Toledo, and we are happy that the Toledo Correctional Institution, our first large urban prison, will be the foundation of this relationship."

This facility will give the Department the much needed high security beds that will help better manage the prison population. The Toledo prison will encompass five primary components: an entrance building, an administrative and support building, a 1,000 bed housing unit, a maintenance/warehouse facility and a 186 bed minimum security camp. The prison is scheduled for completion in the summer of 1999.

For further information please contact the DRC Public Information Office at 614-752-1150.


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