Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

NEWS RELEASE 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
MARCH 24,1999

DEPARTMENT MOVES FORWARD WITH GLOUSTER BOOT CAMP 

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC) is pleased to be moving forward with the adult boot camp site in Glouster. This will be DRC’s third boot camp facility. "We are pleased that DRC is siting this boot camp in Athens County. Any opportunity that will create jobs is always welcome," stated Representative Nancy Hollister.

The United States Department of Justice concurs with the findings of an environmental study, which concluded there would be no significant impact if the site were to be used, and DRC will now proceed with the construction of the boot camp. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency completed the study and a review was also conducted in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act.

DRC was awarded a grant through the Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice, in late 1995. Ohio was one of only two adult correctional systems to receive grant monies for construction of new boot camps. In addition to the regimentation, the Glouster boot camp will have a substance abuse focus. Programming will gear its curriculum towards treating chemically dependent, non-violent offenders. The facility will have 125 beds and construction cost is estimated to be $3.2 million. The warden at the Hocking Correctional Facility, in Nelsonville will manage the facility.

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