ODRC - Correctional Reception Center (CRC)

State Prison

Last Updated: April 11, 2024
Address
11271 SR 762 , Orient, OH 43146
Beds
1780
County
Pickaway
Phone
614-877-2441
Fax
614-877-3853
Email
drc.piocrc@odrc.state.oh.us

CRC is for State Prison offenders sentenced anywhere from one year to life by the State Court in the county where the charges were filed

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You can support your loved ones at CRC on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 614-877-2441.

Located at 11271 SR 762 in Orient, OH, CRC carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. CRC offers diverse educational and vocational programs aimed at equipping offenders for successful reintegration into society and reducing recidivism. Through these initiatives, inmates gain skills and confidence, fostering personal growth and resilience.

When someone you care about ends up in a state prison, it can be tough to navigate the ins and outs of the system. From figuring out how to stay in touch to understanding what you can do to make their time easier, it can feel overwhelming. That's where this webpage comes in handy. It's here to help you get the lowdown on ODRC - Correctional Reception Center (CRC) so you can stay connected and support your loved one during their time inside.

While incarcerated, reading is often the best use of time. Please note that books and magazines, puzzles, and word searches ordered for inmates must come directly from the publisher. This policy ensures that the items are new, untampered, and comply with the facility's regulations. Prisons and jails enforce this rule to prevent the introduction of contraband or prohibited materials. By restricting orders to publishers, the facility can better maintain security and control over the content entering the institution. Any books or magazines not received directly from the publisher will be rejected and not delivered to the inmate.

The CRC serves as the primary intake facility for individuals sentenced to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC), excluding female inmates processed at the Ohio Reformatory for Women. Male individuals are assigned to CRC based on their county of commitment, with Lorain Correctional Institution handling specific counties.

Upon arrival at CRC, inmates undergo comprehensive processing, including identification procedures, medical examinations, and various tests assessing health, education, and social background. Interviews gather crucial information on family, criminal history, substance abuse, and education and employment records.

Processing unfolds over three days:
- Day 1 involves initial procedures like searches, assignment of identification, and clothing issuance, along with medical history intake and evaluations.
- Day 2 includes medical exams such as X-rays and blood tests, as well as interviews to determine visiting lists and mental health needs.
- Day 3 covers education and intelligence testing, orientation sessions, and public defender and chaplain consultations.

CRC offers a range of programs to support inmate rehabilitation and development:
- Academic programs include Adult Basic Education (ABLE), Pre-HSE, and High School Equivalency (HSE) courses.
- Apprenticeship programs are available in various fields like boiler operation, electrical maintenance, janitorial work, and welding.
- Career Technical programs encompass Power Equipment Technology and Advanced Job Training, with opportunities through Sinclair Community College.
- Community services involve initiatives like the Adoptable Dog Program and sewing projects to support single mothers and foster children.
- Education services include Computer Aided Instructional Laboratories (CAIL), Correctional Education Association (CEA) Tutor Training, and Ohio Reentry Connections.
- Special Education Services cater to diverse learning needs, while Library Services and the Ohio Benefit Bank (OBB) provide additional resources.
- Incarcerated Adult Programs feature the Reading Room/Imagination Library, fostering literacy and community engagement.

Overall, CRC prioritizes thorough intake processing and offers a diverse array of programs aimed at promoting education, vocational training, and community involvement to support inmate reintegration and rehabilitation efforts.

Inmate Locator

CRC maintains a database of current inmates and their locations within the system. To locate an inmate, begin by using the DOC locator tool, which requires entering the first three letters of the inmate's first and last name, allowing for variations in spelling.

If unable to locate the desired information through free resources, users may opt to use the Arrest Record Search, which requires payment. While this option incurs a small fee, it provides access to the most up-to-date data available.

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Visitation Information

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 9:15 am to be processed for morning visiting and no later than 1:45 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.

Visiting hours are subject to change without notice. Please call the institution to verify visiting hours before planning a visit.

General Population Inmates:

Saturday, Sunday - 8:00 a.m. -3:15 p.m. Please arrive no later than 9:15 am 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 into 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 9:15 am to be processed for morning visiting and no later than 1:45 p.m. for afternoon visiting to be permitted to visit. Visitors cannot be processed into visitation between 9:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Visiting is closed for all inmates on all State Holidays.

Visiting hours are subject to change without notice. Please call the institution to verify visiting hours before planning a visit.

Ask The Inmate

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