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Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Published Articles by Wilkinson

About Former Director Reginald A. Wilkinson

Dr. Reginald A. WilkinsonDr. Reginald A. Wilkinson began employment with the State of Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC) in September 1973. He served in a variety of positions including superintendent of the Corrections Training Academy, warden of the Dayton Correctional Institution, and deputy director of prisons - south region.  In 1991, he was appointed Director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, a position he held until his retirement in 2006.

Director Wilkinson’s academic background includes a B.A. degree in political science and a M.A. degree in higher education administration, both from The Ohio State University. He was also awarded a doctor of education degree (Ed.D.) from the University of Cincinnati.

Dr. Wilkinson was President and Executive Director of the International Association of Reentry. He is also Past President of both the Association of State Correctional Administrators and the American Correctional Association. He was Vice Chair for North America of the International Corrections and Prisons Association as well as the Director of the ICPA Centre for Exchanging Correctional Best Practices.

Wilkinson authored numerous journal articles on a variety of correctional topics. He was editor of two books: Correctional Best Practices: Directors’ Perspectives and Best Reentry Practices: Directors’ Perspectives. As ACA president, he commissioned the publication of Best Practices: Excellence in Corrections. Dr. Wilkinson has written chapters in a number of books, a few of which include: Ohio Crime, Ohio Justice; Prison and Jail Administration: Practice and Theory; Frontiers of Justice, Volume 2; and The Full Spectrum: Essays on Staff Diversity in Corrections.

Published Articles

American Correctional Association

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ASCA President's Corner

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Community Justice


International Corrections

Lucasville Disturbance

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Offender Programming

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Prison Health Care

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Offender Reentry

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Prison Life

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