Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 15, 2000
STATE FUNDS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION/RENOVATION OF FULL-SERVICE JAILS
COLUMBUS--Reginald A. Wilkinson, Director of the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC) today announced that the below listed counties will receive funding for the construction, renovation or addition of a full-service jail. The amount of state funding for the jail project represents $35,000 per inmate bed for new construction and 30 percent of the projected project costs for renovations.
Geauga County $4,200,000 120 beds
Miami County $ 80,670 Renovation
Monroe County $1,680,000 48 beds
Putnam County $2,660,000 76 beds
Richland County $6,720,000 192 beds
Sandusky County $ 201,000 Renovation
Stark County $2,520,000 72 beds
Washington County $ 4,340,000 124 beds
Totals: Eight Counties $22,401,670 632 beds
"The State of Ohio is pleased to be able to assist local jurisdictions in helping to improve their justice process," said Wilkinson. "The disbursement of these jail construction funds is a good demonstration of state and local partnerships."
For additional information, please contact the Public Information Office, Department of Rehabilitation and Correction at (614) 752-1150.