Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

NEWS RELEASE 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 15, 2000

 

STATE FUNDS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION/RENOVATION OF FULL-SERVICE JAILS

COLUMBUS--Reginald A. Wilkinson, Director of the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC) today announced that the below listed counties will receive funding for the construction, renovation or addition of a full-service jail. The amount of state funding for the jail project represents $35,000 per inmate bed for new construction and 30 percent of the projected project costs for renovations.

Totals: Eight Counties         $22,401,670         632 beds

 

"The State of Ohio is pleased to be able to assist local jurisdictions in helping to improve their justice process," said Wilkinson. "The disbursement of these jail construction funds is a good demonstration of state and local partnerships."

For additional information, please contact the Public Information Office, Department of Rehabilitation and Correction at (614) 752-1150.