Office of Prisons

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The Office of Prisons will provide quality services and leadership, through interaction with our stakeholders, in the areas of Security, Programs, and Resource Management while ensuring the safe, secure, and humane operation of all institutions. The effort will support rehabilitative services aiding the offender in successful community reentry.

Ohio's prisons are grouped into three regions for administrative purposes, north, south, and specialty. Three deputy directors, referred to as "regional directors," supervise prison and parole operations in their respective regions and function as the administrative supervisor for the individual wardens and parole regional administrators.

In addition to providing oversight for prison operations, the Office of Prisons provides support services for all Ohio field operations in the areas of education, classification, critical incident management, recreation, religious services, unit management, security, youthful offender programming, and the management of disruptive inmate groups.


Regional Directors

  • North Region: Dave Bobby
  • South Region: Ed Banks
  • Specialty Region: Charles Bradley
  • Public Info: Public Information

Regional Phones

  • N Region: 614-752-1736
  • S Region: 1-614-752-1104
  • Specialty Region: 1-614-752-1104 or 614-752-1736
  • Public Info: 614-387-0588