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ODRC - The McDonnell Center

State Prison

Last Updated: April 16, 2020
Address
3540 Croton Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115-3212
Beds
215
County
Cuyahoga
Phone
216-698-3100
Fax
216-361-1915
Email
cbcf@cuyahogacounty.us

The McDonnell Center is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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ODRC - The McDonnell 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: 216-698-3100

The inmates housed at The McDonnell Center located at 3540 Croton Ave in Cleveland, 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 McDonnell Center is a highly structured and secured community corrections facility designed to reduce criminal behavior and divert eligible males convicted of a felony from the state prison system. The CBCF program gives offenders an opportunity to remain in their community while addressing such issues as substance abuse treatment, job training and placement assistance, educational services, cognitive skills, anger management and other life skills, and required completion of community service. While a resident of the CBCF, clients are able to establish local contacts in the community of a positive nature, which are beneficial upon their successful completion of the program and reentry into the community.
Services

Residential Chemical Dependency Treatment - Six-week group sessions that require active participation in disease concept education, sober support planning, triggers, defenses and aftercare planning. Clients develop a relapse prevention plan.

Cognitive Skills - A thirteen-week program that provides the tools needed to change problem-causing thinking patterns. Course teaches offenders how to solve problems responsibly and to consider all possible consequences of their actions. Offenders participate in exercises that motivate them to think in new ways and use various media tools to further identify cognitive thinking errors in everyday life.

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, Educational Field Trips and a computer lab with educational software for all learning levels. The Education Department refers offenders to outside programming such as Literacy Tutoring, Adult Basic Literacy Education. An in-house library is accessible to all offenders to promote reading.

Family Orientation - Orientation provided to families of offenders to encourage family support and participation in CBCF programming. Families are given information needed to become an integral part of an offender’s success during and after release from the program.

Family Matters - The Family Matters Education Program is facilitated by professional chemical dependency treatment counselors. Sessions are designed to break the cycle of chemical dependency through increased knowledge and implementation of healthy living skills

Employment - Employment class topics include: skills identification, phoning skills, how to complete a job application, proper appearance for job searching, job resources, interview techniques, resume writing, review of program job search rules, mock job interviews, and use of public transportation. Offenders are required to provide documentation of productive job searching and are given a reasonable amount of time to secure employment. The Employment Department works with area employers who are willing to consider CBCF offenders for employment.

Community Service - Each client is required to complete 20 hours of community service upon entering the program. Offenders work with Court Community Services and complete various community activities such as community clean ups, community festivals, planting flowers and marching in parades.

Inmate Locator

ODRC - The McDonnell 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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Covid Visitation Information

VISITATION IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED AT ALL ODRC PRISON FACILITIES

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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

The McDonnell Center - Visitation

Visitor Information - Visitation is Saturday and Sunday in 50-minute increments. Visitation times begin at 12 pm and end at 4 pm. All visitors (including minors) must be approved by the Cuyahoga County Adult Probation Department prior to entering the facility. Approval typically takes 7 business days. All visitors (including minors) must pass through a metal detector prior to entering the facility. Lockers are available to secure all personal property as nothing is permitted in the facility. You are permitted to leave a drop off for your family member before or after your visit. This drop off must be turned over to staff and searched before going to your family member.

Family/Friend Night - Family/Friend Night is held every other Wednesday at the JNRMCBCF facility from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. All clients are required to have a supportive family member or friend come to Family/Friend Night before he is eligible to earn a community access pass. Families and Friends are to arrive at the facility at 5:30 pm for registration. There will be a brief orientation presentation for family members and friends to learn how they can support their family member in his positive behavior change process. After the orientation, family members and friends are able to spend approximately 45 minutes visiting with their loved one.

Clients are responsible for signing their family and friends up to attend Family Night. Visitors who are not signed up and approved will not be permitted to attend Family Night. Clients are only able to have family members/friends attend one Family Night during their placement.

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