Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

                                               NEWS RELEASE                                                     

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                           November 25, 2002


Turtle Creek Center to Open as Alternative to Prison

(Columbus) The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC), in partnership with Talbert House, will hold the official ribbon cutting ceremony of the Turtle Creek Center on Monday, December 2, 2002, at 10:30 a.m. in Lebanon.  State and local officials will be joining DRC Director Reginald A. Wilkinson for the ceremony. 

The Turtle Creek Center, a 72-bed facility, will provide southwestern Ohio counties with a sentencing alternative to incarceration for adult felony offenders. Offenders placed at the Turtle Creek Center will remain close to home and continue to work to support their families, pay court costs and provide restitution to their victims.    

For more information please contact the DRC Public Information Office at (614) 752-1150.


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