Welcome to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitaion and Correction

Skip Navigation

Please Note: You are viewing the non-styled version of Ohio Department of Rehabilitaion and Correction. Either your browser does not support Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) or it is disabled. We suggest upgrading your browser to the latest version of your favorite Internet browser.

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction OCSS - Robert S. Merrill School

Career-Technical C-Tech classroom located in the Robert S. Merrill School


Northeast Pre-Release Center

2675 East 30th Street

Cleveland, Ohio 44115


(216) 771-6460



The Robert S. Merrill School operates on the grounds of the Northeast Pre-Release Center (NEPRC), located in Cleveland, Ohio.  NEPRC houses an average of 570 minimum and medium security inmates. The NEPRC Robert S. Merrill School is proud to commit to the following educational programs:

Academic Programs:

  • Adult Basic Education
  • Pro Literacy Tutor Training
  • Pre-GED
  • GED
  • Advanced Job Training
  • Employability
  • Transitional Education Program

Career/Technical (vocational) Programs:

  • Administrative Office Technology
  • Apprenticeship
  • Horticulture
  • C-Tech
[Back to top]


The NEPRC Robert S. Merrill School offers Adult Basic Education (ABE), General Educational Development (GED) and Pre-GED classes.  NEPRC also offers an Employability class and the Transitional Education Program (TEP) for inmates being released.  NEPRC offers two Career-Technical programs:  Administrative Office Technology (AOT) and Horticulture.  NEPRC also offers C-Tech, which is a short-term Career-Technical program.  Advanced Job Training is offered through Youngstown State University for those inmates who qualify.  NEPRC also offers four apprenticeship programs:  Cook, Building Maintenance Repairer, Animal Trainer, and Horticulture.  These programs are certified through the US Department of Labor.  The Robert Merrill School offers Special Education to inmates under the age of 22, and also offers Pro Literacy Tutor Training to inmates.

The Northeast Pre-Release Center provides a full service library that is available to inmates seven days a week.  Each housing unit has a dorm library that is available to inmates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.   A law library is also available to inmates who may need assistance with legal work.