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878 Coitsville-Hubbard Road
Youngstown, Ohio 44505
(330) 743-0700; Fax (330) 743-0841
|Total Security Staff||251|
|FY13 GRF Budget
|(subject to monthly review and adjustment)|
|Daily Cost Per Inmate||$164.06|
|Population as of 03/13||458|
For general visiting information or to download a visitor application, go to our visiting page.
Offenders at the Ohio State Penitentiary may participate in video visitation with approved visitors. More information may be found on the visiting page.
The Ohio State Penitentiary 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 Pamela Rudolph at 330-743-0700, ext. 2450 or via email at Pamela.Rudolph@odrc.state.oh.us
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.[Back to top]