Summit County Community Based Correctional Facility

Reentry & Treatment Facility

Last Updated: February 13, 2024
264 E Crossier St, Akron, OH 44309

Summit CBCF is for Reentry & Treatment Facility offenders have not been sentenced yet and are detained here until their case is heard.

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for Minimum - general facility.

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Summit County Community Based Correctional Facility basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 330-996-7296

Screening eligibility and admission criteria established by the Judicial Corrections Board. Referrals are adult male felony offenders referred by the sentencing Court of Common Pleas. Misdemeanor offenders from Summit County may be accepted if they require long-term rehabilitative programming.

Substance Abuse Treatment - Substance abuse programming includes Treatment Readiness, Primary Treatment (intensive out-patient level of care), and Aftercare. Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Contingency Management, and Recovery and Peer Support are offered throughout the three phases of our substance abuse treatment program.

Opiate Enhanced Treatment - In response to the opiate epidemic, specific programming is offered to both male and female clients with an opiate dependence diagnosis. This opiate specific group is an IOP level of care and uses the same curriculum as the other IOP groups.

Family Programming - Conjoint Sessions and Family Matters bring the client’s family into the recovery process. Conjoint sessions are held in IOP and Aftercare; the client brings his/her positive support person or family member with him/her during this conjoint session. Family Matters is a weekly session for family members to help them understand more about addiction, how to support their loved ones and encourage a sober environment when they return home. Social skills are taught to the family members and role plays are conducted to reinforce the skill building for every session.

Cognitive Behavior Change - Includes cognitive restructuring, social skills development, and development of problem solving skills. Through the acquisition and use of these skills, clients are taught how to change their behaviors by changing their thinking. Offenders progress through a variety of specific curricula (Thinking Errors, Thinking for a Change, Boosters) which keeps them engaged throughout their placement.

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, 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 and the University of Akron. Oriana House is a Pearson Vue authorized test site, all registering and scheduling clients for GED 2014 is handled internally. An in-house library is accessible to all offenders to promote reading.

Parenting - A four-week class that focuses on responsible parenting. Topics include good parenting vs. responsible parenting and punishment vs. logical consequences.

Family Night Visitation - Family Interaction Visitation is provided in addition to regular visitation for offenders who are not adept in interacting in a positive, fostering way with their children and families. The visitation features structured activities that allow for rebuilding relationships and child bonding. Activities are designed to be light- hearted and fun and often consist of various crafts and games.

Family Orientation and Release Planning - 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.

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 - Offenders are required to complete 20 hours of community service at various sites and have adopted several parks in the Akron area in a cooperative effort to Keep Akron Beautiful. Offenders assisted Summit County Children Services, Battered Women’s Shelter and Safe Landing Youth Shelters by sewing and donating laundry and hygiene bags. Both facilities have on-site gardens that are maintained by offenders and is a joint effort between Let’s Grow Akron and the in-house Life Skills instructor. Produce from the gardens is consumed in-house, consumed by offenders on pass or donated to local homeless shelters.

Medical - Upon intake, offenders are given a preliminary health assessment, health appraisal and a healthcare planning session. The goal of the medical staff is to be an integral part of helping offenders develop a healthy lifestyle by providing quality medical care and advice or by referring them to community clinics and dental centers that provide needed services.

Physical and Emotional Health Programming - Classes include men and women’s health, anger/stress management, meditation/relaxation, poetry, healthy Chinese exercise, and presentations on nutrition, education, and Planned Parenthood.

Recreation - Indoor activities include fitness equipment, indoor sports, board games, arts/crafts, and television viewing. Outdoor activities include basketball, volleyball, frisbee, bike riding, etc. Community activities include sporting events, museums, metropolitan parks and other cultural events.

Inmate Locator

Summit County Community Based Correctional Facility publishes the names of the inmates currently in their facility in Ohio. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content to access and utilize any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason, they charge to access it.

Visitation Information

Visiting hours for Summit CBCF are subject to change, so it's crucial to confirm them by contacting the facility directly by phone. Please reach out to 330-996-7296, on visitation procedures, applications, or directions to the facility in Akron. Please note that visitors will undergo a thorough search before entering the premises, and personal belongings, including cell phones, are strictly prohibited. Individuals under probation, parole, or community corrections supervision must obtain approval from both their supervising officer and the superintendent before visiting, although such visits are not typically approved.

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