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ODRC - River City Correctional Center

State Prison

Last Updated: June 23, 2022
Address
3220 Colerain Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45225
Beds
215
County
Hamilton
Phone
513-946-6800
Fax
513-946-6833

River City Correctional is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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ODRC - River City Correctional Center basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 513-946-6800

The inmates housed at River City Correctional located at 3220 Colerain Ave in Cincinnati, 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 Hamilton County River City Correctional Center (RCCC) is located at 3220 Colerain Avenue, the former site of the Community Correctional Institution or "Workhouse" in Camp Washington. RCCC is one of eighteen Community Based Correctional Facilities (CBCF's) presently operating in the State of Ohio. The CBCF is a local alternative to prison with the primary purpose of rehabilitation for non-violent, felony offenders. The River City Correctional Center can accommodate 220 residents, consisting of 165 male and 55 females. The average length of stay is five months, depending upon the treatment needs of the individual. The maximum length of stay is six months.

ORIENTATION CLASS

Tuesday - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Thursday - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

FAMILY PROGRAMMING

TBD

OUT OF COUNTY ORIENTATION

Saturday - 12:00 Noon and 2:00pm
One hour before scheduled visitation

Sunday - 12:00 Noon and 2:00pm
One hour before scheduled visitation

RCCC is staffed by over 100 full and part-time employees who provide coverage 24-hours a day, seven days a week to provide security and treatment to residents. Residents may receive a variety of services during their stay at River City, including chemical dependency treatment, remedial education and employment assistance. The goal of treatment is to assist residents in recognizing and overcoming their substance abuse dependency, criminal thinking and life skill deficiencies.

Services

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - Designed by the Criminal Justice Department, University of Cincinnati Cognitive Behavioral Therapy requires participants to attend classes in: Thinking for Change, Substance Abuse Treatment, Practicing Responsible Behavior/Recognizing Responsible Behavior, Aggression Replacement Therapy/Moral Reasoning, Parenting and Moving On (Female Pod only). The Cognitive Behavior Therapy model is staff driven and participants are informed of the requirements of each phase and are aware of the levels of discipline and corresponding consequences.

Re-Entry Treatment (1-Male Pod) - River City has one pod designated for helping residents transition back into society during the re-entry phase. Case Managers work with residents in the following areas: Housing, Mental Health, Education and Employment. The Re-entry pod teaches classes in Thinking for a Change (Problem Solving Steps), Substance Abuse (Relapse Prevention), Advanced Role Play and Job Readiness. In addition to completing treatment classes, making plans to transition back into society and job seeking/working, Re-entry residents (Male and Female) complete many community service projects for local organizations and charities.

Adult Basic Education - State certified teachers assess individual offender skill levels and develop an Individual Education Plan that provides basic Literacy Instruction, GED preparation, college tutoring, financial aid seminars, and a computer lab with educational software for all learning levels. The Education Department refers offenders/residents to outside programmings such as Literacy Tutoring, Adult Basic Literacy Education and Cincinnati State College. There is a complete in-house library available to all offenders.

Employment - Employment Specialists work with the offender population to evaluate job skills, work history, interviewing techniques and work ethic issues. Offenders are allowed to job seek and work during the last phase of their stay.

Culinary Arts Program (CAP) - River City Correctional Center employs a Food Service Manager who oversees the program and works with offenders wishing to enter the food service field. Culinary Arts Program offenders receive practical experience in the facility kitchen, prepare special meals for facility meetings and the group bakes and sells holiday baked goods annually. Offenders receive a Certificate of Participation when they successfully complete the program.

Maintenance Assistance Program (MAP) - Offenders may apply for the Maintenance Assistance Program while in the treatment phase. While working around the facility, the offenders perform minor repairs such as plumbing, electrical, HVAC, cleaning carpets, waxing and polishing floors, taking care of the lawn, landscaping and all other maintenance duties as required. Offenders receive a Certificate of Participation upon discharge from the facility.

Life Skills - Offenders are asked to constantly relate past and current behavior to the problems they have had or currently have in their lives. To assist them in making the connection, topics such as HIV and AIDS, Parenting, How to be a Father, Women’s Issues in Society, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Breast Cancer Awareness, Physical and Dental Hygiene and Nutrition Classes are covered.

Community Service - Offenders must perform thirty hours of community service while at River City Correctional Center. Offenders are supervised by the RCCC Security staff and have performed services for Crayons to Computers, Cystic Fibrosis 5k, Camp Washington Clean-Up, Run Like Hell 5K (Benefitting Cystic Fibrosis) and local churches.

Health and Well-Being - Physical exercise is mandatory for one hour each day. Exercises include aerobics, walking on treadmills and general calisthenics.

After-Care - Hamilton County Men and Women residents are required to complete a three to six-month aftercare phase. Participants are required to attend one weekly session for one and a half hours. Topics covered are designed to identify and build upon the skills developed in treatment and how they relate to the participant's life outside of River City.

Inmate Locator

ODRC - River City Correctional Center 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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VISITATION IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED AT ALL ODRC PRISON FACILITIES

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Visitation Information

Hamilton County River City Correctional Center (RCCC) - Visitation

VISITING HOURS

A POD - Sunday - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
B POD - Sunday - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
C POD - Saturday - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
D POD - Saturday - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

ALL POD - Wednesday - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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