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Correctional Reception Center Correctional Officer of the Year

Correctional Reception Center

Warden

Tom Schweitzer

Phone

614-877-2441 (Fax: 614-877-3853); Please note if you are attempting to reach the Pickaway Correctional Institution, please click here.

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. 55044. 

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

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

CRC does not do reservations.

 

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 1:30 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 page

 

ALL VISITORS must prove relationships to the inmate by providing appropriate documentation i.e. birth certificate and/or marriage certificate.

Visitors may purchase a vending card with a $5 bill to buy food items during the visit as no money is permitted in the visitation room.  Visitors may also purchase tokens from the token machine for pictures during visits.  The cost is $3 for one picture and $5 for two pictures with a maximum of six pictures

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 1:30 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.

 

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.

 

Transitional Program Unit Visits:

Opportunities for visitation unless there are substantial reasons for withholding such privileges. Inmates in RH for pre-hearing detention or investigation shall have the same access to visitation as general population inmates unless security or safety considerations dictate otherwise. Inmates in RH as a result of an RIB disposition, SMP disposition, or security increase shall be limited to one (1) visit per visitor per month, during week days, with a two (2) hour limit. Inmates in ERH shall have their visiting privileges assigned according to DRC policy 53-CLS-04, Extended Restrictive Housing (ERH).

 

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Institutional Information

Date Opened 1987
Total Acreage 50
Accreditation Status Yes
Total Staff 516
Population (as of 7/1/19) 1,777

Unique Programs

 

is a public-private partnership that helps connect low and moderate income Ohioans with free tax preparation and access to potential public benefits and work supports. In May 2008, CRC began providing services to those offenders who have 30 days or less to serve in our system. In partnership with the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (GOFBCI) and the Ohio Association of Second Harvest Food Banks, The OBB encourages eligible Ohioans to claim tax credits, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit and public benefits such as food stamps, child care subsidies, home energy assistance and children’s health care insurance, by helping them prepare and file applications. Volunteer Benefit Bank counselors are available to help determine eligibility and complete applications for inmates and their families.

The reading rooms encourage family literacy by providing a pleasant and comfortable setting for both child and incarcerated parent. Each room is stocked with a wide variety of children’s books and has an inmate narrator who reads to the visiting children twice a day. The role of the inmate narrator is to read picture books to the children in much the same manner that children’s hour would be done at a public library. A variety of arts and craft supplies for the children are also available in most of the rooms. Many of the supplies and books are donated by employees and service organizations.

Offender Programs

Community Services

  • Adoptable Dog Program
  • Touching Little Lives - Sewing to Aid Single Moms
  • Creation of Stuffed Animals for Delaware County Foster Kids

Academic

  • Adult Basic Education (ABLE)
  • Pre-GED
  • GED
  • High School English
  • High School Math
  • High School PE/Health
  • High School Science
  • High School Social Studies

Apprenticeship Programs

  • Alteration Tailor
  • Animal Trainer
  • Automobile Mechanic
  • Boiler Operator
  • Cook (any industry)
  • Electrical Maintenance
  • Electronic Technician
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Janitor
  • Landscape Management Technician
  • Laundry Machine Mechanic
  • Maintenance Repairer, Building
  • Material Coordinator
  • Powerhouse Mechanic
  • Painter
  • Plumber
  • Recovery Operator
  • Welder, Fitter
  • Welder, Combination

Education Services

  • Computer Aided Instructional Laboratories (CAIL)
  • Correctional Education Association (CEA) Tutor Training
  • Ohio Reentry Connections
  • Special Education Services
  • Library Services

Career-Technical (Vocational) Programs

  • Horticulture
  • Power Equipment Technology
  • Resilient Flooring

Advanced Jobs Training Program

  • TBD

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