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ODRC - Correctional Reception Center (CRC)

State Prison

Last Updated: May 10, 2021
Address
11271 SR 762 , Orient, OH 43146
Beds
1780
County
Pickaway
State - medium
Phone
614-877-2441
Fax
614-877-3853
Email
drc.piocrc@odrc.state.oh.us
Satellite View of ODRC - Correctional Reception Center (CRC)

ODRC - Correctional Reception Center (CRC) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 614-877-2441

The inmates housed at Correctional RC located at 11271 SR 762 in Orient, OH are placed according to their custody level (determined by a number of factors including the past criminal history and the length of their sentence). There are ample educational and vocational training programs for all inmates, especially ones that show a willingness to learn new things that will prepare them for a better life when they are released. The mission is to promote and prepare the offender to leave in better shape than when they arrived, giving them the best chance to never come back and thus lower the state's recidivism rate.

The Correctional Reception Center is located in the town of Orient, in Pickaway County Ohio. CRC is a mixed custody facility that houses about 1500 inmates. The prison is responsible for the intake, diagnosis, and classification of new offenders in the region. All inmates are given physical and mental examinations. Based upon the evaluations the designated facility for the inmate is determined by their custody level along with recommending the best course of treatment and/or programs.

The Correctional RC is often a temporary facility for many inmates, but some offenders will be housed here for longer periods of time. These inmates may be eligible to participate in the educational and vocational activities offered at the CRC including adult basic education, the ability to obtain a GED, and apprenticeship programs in culinary arts, electrical, HVAC, automotive repair, animal training, tailoring, landscaping, plumbing, painting, welding, and maintenance.

Unique Programs

The Ohio Benefit Bank (OBB)

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.

Reading Room

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

  • Sinclair Community College

Inmate Locator

ODRC - Correctional Reception Center (CRC) is a facility in the Ohio Department of Corrections. The DOC publishes the names of their current inmates and identifies which of their locations the inmate is being held. Your search should start with the first DOC locator to see if your loved one is there. Begin with the first three letters of the offender's first and last name, it does not have to be spelled exactly.

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Covid Visitation Information

VISITATION IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED AT ALL ODRC PRISON FACILITIES

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE CURRENT VISITING SCHEDULE.

PLEASE REVIEW DRC’S GUIDELINES FOR THE REOPENING OF VISITING AT OUR FACILITIES.

PLEASE NOTE: IF THE OHIO PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY SYSTEM DETERMINES THE COUNTY THAT A CURRENTLY REOPENED FACILITY RESIDES IN TO BE IN A LEVEL 3 OR 4 PUBLIC EMERGENCY, THEN VISITING WILL ONCE AGAIN BE SUSPENDED AT THAT FACILITY.

Visitation Information

ODRC - Correctional Reception Center - Visitation

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 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.

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

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. The visit is limited to two hours.

Protective Custody/Security Control:

Inmates in Disciplinary Control and Local Control may receive two non-contact visits 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 a RIB disposition, SMP disposition, or security increase shall be limited to one (1) visit per visitor per month, during weekdays, 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).

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: 30 pm 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 ensure proper notification; however, they may be scheduled for up to one hour in advance of the time that they are requesting.

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