Richland Correctional Institution Visiting Information:
Please do not plan on arriving at the institution prior to 7:15 a.m.
Visiting is by reservation only. Please call 419-526-2100, Extension 0, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Visiting hours are held Tuesday through Saturday, 7:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Visitors must arrive no later than 2 p.m. No visits on holidays.
Visiting hours are subject to change without notice. Please call the institution to verify visiting hours before planning a visit.
For general visiting information or to download a visitor application, go to our visiting page.
Video visitation may be available. Please contact the institution for available video visitation hours and visit www.jpay.com for additional application and fee information.
Richland Correctional Institution Additional information:
Pound Puppy Program: The Pound Puppy program trains 7 to 8 dogs each cycle, which lasts 7 weeks. The dogs are taught 5 basic commands and 2 certified instructor volunteers are utilized from the Richland County Dog Kennel Club. The program works in conjunction with Kind Hands 4 Paws (Zanesville), Logan County Shelter (Bellevue), and Mid Ohio Animal Welfare League.
Reintegration Housing Unit: The Reintegration Housing Unit seeks to provide offenders with a pro social environment conducive for self development. The unit focuses upon instilling responsibility and accountability by offering a variety of programming to address criminogenic needs, as well as meaningful activities and community service.
Commercial Drivers License Program: This is a career enhancement program that allows an offender to take the written exam for a commercial driver's license. Upon successful completion of the exam, the offender will engage in a four week training program administered by Trainco, a professional truck driving school. This program includes 40 hours of instructional classroom work followed by three weeks of pre-trip vehicle inspection, maneuverability, and road test.
PROVE: The Personal Responsibility of Violence Elimination program focuses on offenders whose crimes include domestic violence behavior. The 13-week program aims at increasing awareness of the offenders' behavior while providing avenues to change.
Recovery Residential Unit: The Recovery Bay Residential unit seeks to work with unit staff and recovery service staff to provide a residential unit that encourages a therapeutic environment to address recovery needs. Offenders that are participating in the 90 day Intensive Outpatient Program, which is provided by Recovery Services staff and functions to install knowledge into offenders regarding the disease of chemical dependency and its effect on the various areas of the offenders' life reside in the housing unit. This programming is approached in a holistic manner rather than strictly discussing substance abuse, and offenders receive 9 hours of group work for 12 weeks.
Roots of Success: This program is an environmental literacy program consisting of ten modules: Fundamentals of Environmental Literacy; Water; Waste; Transportation; Energy; Building; Health, Food & Agriculture; Community Organizing & Leadership; Application and Practice; Financial Literacy & Social Entrepreneurship. Upon completion of the program, the offenders will receive a certificate of completion nationally recognized by various sectors for green collared jobs.
No time limit unless space availability is limited.