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Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Northeast Reintegration Center


2675 East 30th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44115


(216) 771-6460; Fax (216) 787-3540

Email for General Inquiries





Video Tour


Institutional Information

Date Opened 1988
Total Acreage 14
Accreditation Status Yes
Total Security Staff 82
Total Staff 150
FY15 GRF Budget
(subject to monthly review and adjustment)
Daily Cost Per Inmate $66.15
Population as of 5/1/16 627
Black Inmates 165
White Inmates 458
Other Inmates 12
Escapes/Walkways 2015 0
Security Levels
1's - 443
2's -
3's -

Security Level Descriptions:

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

Family Information

Additional information for inmate family members and loved ones can be located through the below links:

Handbook for the Families, Friends, Supporters and Mentors of Northeast Ohio Offenders

Family Guide



Visiting Hours

Beginning April 2012, visiting at the Northeast Reintegration Center will no longer be restricted to four per month.

The Northeast Reintegration Center has a visitation by reservation policy.  Visiting hours and days are as follows:

Saturdays, Sundays, and Tuesdays

  • 1st session - 8 am to 12:30 pm
  • 2nd session - 1 pm to 5:30 pm


  • 1st session - 9 am to 1:30 pm
  • 2nd session - 2 pm to 6:30 pm


Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance to visit an offender.

  • Visitors can make a reservation by calling 216-771-6460, ext. 2010, on the following days ONLY:
    • Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, between the hours of 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Visitors may also make a reservation for their next visit with the desk officer at the conclusion of a visit with an offender.

If visitors need to cancel a previously made reservation they may do so by calling 216-771-6460, ext. 2010 at least 48 hours in advance, and the offender will not be charged for a visit.

Visitors may only make a reservation for one session, one inmate at a time unless the offenders are immediate family members and at the discretion and prior approval of the managing officer.

Visitors must be on the offender's approved visiting list.  Attorneys and clergy also need to call ahead in order to visit.  Attorneys should identify themselves as such so that a private room can be reserved if it is wanted or needed.

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

NERC permits video visitation using the JPay kiosks that have been installed in housing units throughout our institutions. It is designed to increase visiting opportunities and reduce burdens on family and friends, especially those traveling long distances. Video visits are available in general population housing units, in the morning, afternoon and evening, seven days a week. Video visits may be restricted in limited privilege housing units. Our institution sets a minimum of 3 hours in the morning, 3 hours in the afternoon and 3 hours in the evening where video visits will be available, for a total of 9 hours each day. Please review specific information available on the Jpay web site or contact the institution for more details.

Inmate Funds

PLEASE NOTE:  The Cash deposit Kiosk at NERC will be closed July 18 thru July 21, 2016.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Effective November 1, 2015 the kiosk located in the front entry building of the institution will be available from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., except between the hours of 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.   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



  • 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

The Northeast Reintegration Center 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  Bethany Hill at 216-771-6460 or via email at Bethany.Hill@odrc.state.oh.us

Inmate Programs

The Northeast Reintegration Center has a large pool of dedicated volunteers providing much needed assistance and augmentation of services & programs provided by our employees. Click here for a complete list of programs facilitated by staff and volunteers.

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

  • Cage Your Rage: Cage Your Rage program focuses on helping the offenders with anger issues stemming from life circumstances. The offenders are taught coping skills, thinking skills, and how to think before they react.

  • Faith Based Reintegration Program: The Faith Based Reintegration Program concentrates on the offenders, their family members, sponsors, and mentors. The program is facilitated by NERC staff and local religious volunteers. The program provides 3 semesters of programming centered on the spiritual, emotional, family, and social needs for the offender. The program participants will complete 3 programs per semester, attend 2 religious services per week, and develop a 3 year reentry plan. Throughout the year program participants have the opportunity to unite with their family in family worship gatherings, fine arts celebrations, and academic graduations.

  • Military Preparation Program: The Military Program is about structure, discipline, and stability.  Leadership and teamwork also play a vital role in the program. The drills and physical training keep the mind and body fit and healthy. By instilling core values, it helps the recruits be respectful of peers and staff. They are taught leadership skills that apply to their daily lives. The offenders learn to develop courage to overcome any obstacles including the obstacle that brought them to prison.

  • Money Smarts: The Money Smarts program is a class about the “basics” involved in money management. Participants will learn how to budget expenses and money; ways to decrease spending/increase income; the importance in saving money, how to choose a credit card, how to responsibly use a credit card and how to obtain a credit to build or repair poor credit. 

  • Mosaic Program: The Mosaic Program is an innovative therapeutic residential trauma treatment program designed to help women make connections between their traumatic and abusive histories, their addiction and incarceration.  The program model encompasses empirically validated and gender responsive approaches to treatment. Mosaic is partially funded by a grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance in cooperation with Recovery Resources, a full service community mental health/addiction treatment agency in Cleveland.

  • Responsible Family Life Skills: The Responsible Family Life Skills program focuses on several different components. The components are as follows: getting to know yourself, communication, sharing and interaction, the impact of crime, community justice, repairing family community, adolescence and pop culture influence, taking responsibility, dynamics of family and culture, and morality.

  • Roots of Success: The Roots of Success program is an empowering environmental literacy and job readiness curriculum for corrections and re-entry programs. This program helps institutions achieve their sustainability goals and prepare offenders for employment opportunities in the green economy upon re-entry into society.

  • Thinking for a Change: The Thinking for a Change program is an integrated cognitive behavioral change for offenders that includes cognitive restructuring, social skills development, and development of problem solving skills. It’s a continuum of interventions to address the cognitive, social and emotional needs of the offender population.

  • Victims Awareness: The Victim Awareness Program is designed to allow offenders to participate in and learn the effects of crime on victims. The program includes activities such as thought provoking homework assignments and an opportunity to speak directly with victims of crime and ask the questions of how crime has affected their lives. During this intensive program we explore facets ranging from various crime aspects, thinking errors and apology letter to the female cultural barriers, media and community impacts.

Inmate Programs

Community Service

  • University Settlement
  • Under The Wing Dog Program
  • Kitten Crazy
  • U Lucky Dog Day Care and Grooming
  • Butterfly Project with the Natural History Museum
  • Pilot Dog Program
  • ODOT Partnership
  • Cleveland APL Dog Program
  • Berea Animal Rescue


Adoptable Dog Program

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

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 both child and incarcerated parent. 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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