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Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction OCSS - Sacajawea Center

FPRC Sacajawea Center Graduation/Recognition Ceremony.


Franklin Pre-Release Center

P. O. Box 23651
1800 Harmon Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43223


(614) 445-8600



The Sacajawea Center is located on the grounds of the Franklin Pre-Release Center (FPRC) located in Columbus, Ohio.  FPRC serves an average of 492 minimum, medium and close security inmates.  The Sacajawea Center is proud to commit to the following educational programs:

Academic Programs:

  • Adult Basic Education
  • GED
  • Apprenticeship
  • Advanced Job Training

Career/Technical (vocational)/ Apprenticeship Programs:

  • Drafting
  • Graduation Reality and Dual Roles (GRADS)
  • Work and Family Life Skills
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Various teaching aids are used by the school to involve all three of the primary learning styles: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic.  For example, having students use large, brightly colored maps and computerized educational games changes the daily routine, keeps their interest, provides a variety of subject matter, and challenges them in ways that textbooks and written assignments cannot.

The FPRC Sacajawea Center library is not much different from a public library, but correctional libraries are all things to the Ohio prison system:  A reading library; research library; school library, and a place to study and share resources.  System-wide the department utilizes the Mandarin M3® Library Automation System which is a standard streamlined networked library collection.  FPRC library staff catalog, circulate, track and train the user, while patrons learn to navigate and use the system to improve reentry skills to search and select books and materials while using a setup that is equivalent to community libraries.  The reading materials include, but are not limited to, the following: Popular reading materials center (i.e. circulation of recreational reading materials, magazines and newspapers); Independent learning center (e.g. assistance in self-directed reading for lifelong learning and personal needs, information on careers and vocational skills, reference services, and assistance with correspondence courses); Formal education support center (i.e. information on educational opportunities, and materials and services supporting adult basic education, English for non-native speakers, vocational education, and post-secondary education courses), including the Legal information center (e.g. legal research tools, case materials, legal forms).  The FPRC Library is open seven days a week including evenings and weekends.