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Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Noble Correctional Institution

Address

15708 McConnelsville Road
Caldwell, Ohio 43724

Phone

(740) 732-5188; Fax (740) 732-2651

Email for General Inquiries

Joel.Burris@odrc.state.oh.us

 

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Warden Tim Buchanan

Institutional Information

Date Opened 1996
Total Acreage 164
Accreditation Status Yes
Total Security Staff 270
Total Staff 387
FY13 GRF Budget
$34,740,326
(subject to monthly review and adjustment)
Daily Cost Per Inmate $38.84
Population as of 04/14 2,519
Black Inmates 961
White Inmates 1,511
Other Inmates 47
Escapes/Walkways 2013 0
Security Levels
1's: 713
2's: 1,798
3's:
4's:
 
8
0

  

Security Level Descriptions:

  • 1 = Minimum Security
  • 2 = Medium Security
  • 3 = Close Security
  • 4 = Maximum Security
  • 5 = Administrative Maximum

Visiting

  • Visiting is offered five days a week (Wednesday - Sunday) from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. by reservation only. Reservations may be made by calling 740-732-2368.
  • 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

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.

Inmate Funds

A kiosk is available in the front entry building of the institution from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week.  Approved visitors may deposit funds into an offender trust account or PIN Debit phone account using the kiosks.  For additional information on inmate funds or other deposit options please visit http://www.drc.ohio.gov/web/inmate_funds.htm

Correspondence

  • Written correspondence to inmates must include the inmate's name and number on the envelope and be addressed to the appropriate institution.

Volunteers in Prison

Noble Correctional Institution is committed to recruiting dedicated and resourceful volunteers to assist in reentry efforts by providing services to offenders.  For additional information on these opportunities or the application process, please contact Gary Eno at 740-732-5188, ext. 3555 or via email at Gary.Eno@odrc.state.oh.us 

Prison Rape Elimination Act

The Prison Rape Elimination Act was passed in 2003 to protect individuals from prison rape.  Click here for more information.

Unique Programs

  • Canine Care Program. This program is designed to rescue dogs that have been left at the local animal shelters and have not been adopted. The inmates train the dogs for basic obedience to make them more desirable to be adopted. We currently have 24 dogs being trained. All the dogs are received from Guernsey, Washington, and Monroe counties.
  • Carpentry Career Enhancement classes are designed for inmates with short term sentences.  These programs are available to inmates with 45 to 365 days left on their sentence and each Career Enhancement program is 5 weeks in duration.  The topics covered in this course include: employability skills, basic tape measure skills, basic print reading, terminology and purpose of wall components, Wall layout, wall construction, and a 10 hour OSHA safety training.  Each inmate receives a certificate upon successful completion of the program.

Inmate Programs

Community Service

  • Various County Children Services - care sacks
  • Various county WIC and Help Me Grow programs - baby blankets
  • Haven of Hope and Eve (domestic violence shelters) - hygiene donations, crochet afghans, donate art work
  • Various assisted living programs and county homes, crochet blankets and adult bibs
  • Prom decorations - local high schools
  • Habitat for Humanity - construct cornhole games and picnic tables
  • Gardening - donate food to senior citizens agency
  • Canine Care program
  • Vehicle repairs for state and county agencies

Adoptable Dog Program

Many institutions participate in fostering and training abandoned dogs for adoption.

Academic

  • ABE
  • Pre-GED
  • GED
  • Special Education
  • Computer Lab
  • Pro-Literacy Tutor Training
  • Apprenticeship
  • Service Learning Training
  • Transitional Education Television

Vocational

  • Residential wiring
  • Carpentry
  • Turf management
  • Plastering and drywall
  • Apprenticeship

Religious Services

Reading Room

Reading room

In 2000, former First Lady Hope Taft approached the Director about establishing a reading room for the children who visited their incarcerated parent at the Pickaway Correctional Institution. This idea spread across the state, and now the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction maintains children’s reading rooms in each prison.

The reading rooms encourage family literacy by providing a pleasant and comfortable setting for the child. Each room is stocked with a wide variety of children’s books and has an inmate narrator who reads to the visiting children twice a day. The role of the inmate narrator is to read picture books to the children in much the same manner that children’s hour would be done at a public library.

A variety of arts and craft supplies for the children are also available in most of the rooms. Many of the supplies and books are donated by employees and service organizations.

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