ODRC - Ohio Reformatory for Women (ORW)

State Prison

Last Updated: February 24, 2024
1479 Collins Ave, Marysville, OH 43040

ORW 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 ORW on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 937-642-1065.

Located at 1479 Collins Ave in Marysville, OH, ORW carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. ORW 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 - Ohio Reformatory for Women (ORW) 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.

ORW, the main female correctional facility in the state, serves as the entry point for women into the correctional system, housing up to 2,956 inmates of varying custody levels, including those on death row. Engaging in correctional industries, ORW operates shops for optical, embroidery, sewing, and mop head manufacturing, alongside offering vocational courses in building trades, cosmetology, landscaping, and office systems. Academic studies in adult basic education and GED programs are also available, along with community service initiatives involving animals.

The Short-Term Offender Unit caters to those with sentences of 90 days or less, focusing on life skills, coping strategies, and job readiness for their reentry into society. The Therapeutic Community provides long-term alcohol and drug treatment programs, promoting pro-social behavior and values to achieve abstinence and reduce antisocial behaviors.

ORW collaborates with state agencies for Therapeutic Community programs and reentry initiatives, including the Reintegration dorm, aiming to prepare inmates for successful community reintegration. Family-oriented events like Mom and Me Day Camp and Mom and Kids Day Holiday encourage family bonding, reflecting the significance of early maternal-infant relationships. ORW's nursery program, the Achieving Baby Care Success (ABC'S) Program, allows pregnant inmates to keep custody of their infants, providing parenting instruction and addressing underlying issues.

Offender programs encompass community services like the Greyhound Dog Program and Wildlife Program, academic opportunities in literacy and GED, and vocational training in fields such as cosmetology and office systems. ORW's industries include optical, sewing, embroidery, and mop head shops, with apprenticeship programs available in boiler operation and steam engineering, along with advanced job training for skill development and reentry preparation.

Inmate Locator

ORW 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

Reservations are required for all visits and may be made up to 14 days in advance via the online portal. A confirmation number will be given at the time of the reservation and must be provided to the visitation officer upon arrival for your visit.

Visiting hours are subject to change without notice. Please call the institution to confirm hours before visiting.

General Guidelines

Visitors should arrive no later than 7:45 a.m. to be processed in for morning session visits (8–10:30 a.m.), and no later than 12:45 p.m. for afternoon session visits (1–3:30 p.m.).

Visitors must bring a valid photo ID onsite for the visit and follow visitation rules set forth by the facility. Visiting children count toward the incarcerated individual’s total number of allowed visitors.

ORW offers indoor and outdoor visitation areas, weather permitting. Indoor visiting allows up to 13 incarcerated adults with two visitors each. There are three tables available on the stage. These areas will be offered to those who are able and willing to walk up a short set of stairs. Handrails and guardrails are established. There are eight tables available on the floor. There are also two attorney rooms available for attorney use only. The managing officer will determine number of guests per visitation block.

Outdoor visitation allows for up to 10 incarcerated adults with two visitors each. Outside seating may be terminated due to inclement weather. The managing officer will determine number of guests per visitation block.

Ask The Inmate

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