Correctional Reception Center Correctional Officer of the Year

Correctional Reception Center


Jossette Okereke


614-877-2441 (Fax: 614-344-7681); Please note if you are attempting to reach the Pickaway Correctional Institution, please click here.


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.


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 hereClick here for Legal Mail information

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 for additional information


Please click here for visiting information.

Visits are by appointment only and reservations can be made at this site. Customer support for visiting reservations can be reached at: (855) 208-7349 or



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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


  • 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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