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770 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43222
Jesse.Williams@odrc.state.oh.us (NW Region)
Todd.Ishee@odrc.state.oh.us (NE Region)
Edwin.Voorhies@odrc.state.oh.us (SE Region)
Robin.Knab@odrc.state.oh.us (SW Region)
The Office of Prisons will provide quality services and leadership, through interaction with our stakeholders, in the areas of Security, Programs, and Resource Management while ensuring the safe, secure, and humane operation of all institutions. The effort will support rehabilitative services aiding the offender in successful community reentry.
Ohio’s prisons are grouped into four regions for administrative purposes, northwest, northeast, southeast, and southwest. Four deputy directors, referred to as "regional directors," supervise prison and parole operations in their respective regions and function as the administrative supervisor for the individual wardens and parole regional administrators.
In addition to providing oversight for prison operations, the Office of Prisons provides support services for all Ohio field operations in the areas of education, classification, critical incident management, recreation, religious services, unit management, security, youthful offender programming, and the management of disruptive inmate groups.