Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

                                               NEWS RELEASE                         


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                   November 4, 2004


DRC to Cut Ribbon on Prison Meat Processing Career Center

(COLUMBUS)---Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC) Director Reginald A. Wilkinson will be joined by Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Fred Dailey to conduct a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Pickaway Correctional Institution (PCI) on Friday, November 5, 2004. The ceremony will begin at 12:45 PM.

The ceremony will commemorate the official opening of DRCs meat processing career center to be operated by Ohio Penal Industries. When fully operational, the plant will provide meat for all 32 DRC institutions.

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


Directions to site from Columbus:

Take I-71 South to the Orient/Harrisburg exit (Exit 94). Turn left at light (State Route 62). Bear left at Y (Stahl Road). Follow Stahl Road through town of Orient. At first stop sign, turn left. Road dead-ends into State Route 762. Turn left onto SR 762 then an immediate right onto the Orient Correctional Complex. Turn left at 4-way stop and follow road past DRC Employee Recognition Park. Turn right at next 4-way stop and follow road to ribbon-cutting site (on right). Parking will be available across the street in the Ohio Corrections Assessment Center (OCAC) parking lot.