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08-28-2004, 02:06 PM
Allen Correctional Institution

Warden Jesse Williams

Deputy of Operations J. Jodi Factor Deputy Warden of Special Services Kevin Jones Deputy of Administration Dan Laux

2338 N. West Street
Lima, Ohio 45801

(419) 224-8000
Fax (419) 224-5828

The Allen Correctional Institution seeks to provide offenders of felony convictions within the State of Ohio a safe, efficient, humane and appropriately secure correctional institution, while maintaining dedication to the protection of citizens of the State of Ohio and the local community. The institution seeks to provide its employees with opportunities for professional growth and development through education, mentorship and training. Mindful of Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction's initiatives of re-entry, community service and victim reparation, we seek to instill in offenders an improved sense of responsibility and the capacity to become law-abiding members of society.

Inmate Programs

IndustriesCommunity ServiceVocationalAcademic

Garment shop

Maintenance projects for City of Lima, Tabernacle Missionary Church, and St. Gerard School
Reading books on tape
Repairing chairs and tables for local churches and schools
Collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House
Construction and refinishing picnic tables for Lima Parks and Recreation
Coloring ABC flashcards for Crayons to Computer
Litter pick up for the city of Lima
Maintenance projects for Lima City Parks and Recreation Department
Assisting with the Salvation Army and West Ohio Food Bank food drives
Painting at the Lima YMCA Annex Building
General maintenance at the New Hope Development Center
Renovation of the Safety City Building
ACI recycling program

Power equipment technology
Turf Management
Specific training includes: using hand tools, electrical repairs, carpentry repairs, plumbing repairs, masonry repairs, general maintenance, roofing repairs, life skills

Adult Basic Education
University of Findlay
Literacy Program
Unique Programs

Sugar Creek Development Unit (SCDU) is a sixty bed residential program that provides services for the mentally retarded, ill, and organically brain damaged individuals. Inmates are offered a full range of behavioral and psychiatric and psycho-social interventions. Inmates may leave this unit if they are seen to have adapted well, or inmates may complete the remainder of the sentences within this unit.

Residential Treatment Unit (RTU) is a special unit designed to provide support and treatment to inmates who have difficulties living in general population due to psychological or psychiatric problems. Inmates within the RTU receive treatment and programming to reduce distress and improve their ability to function. Inmates are received from Lima, Madison, London, and Dayton Correctional Institutions for treatment and are placed on the RTU until it is determined their behavior and ability to maintain self-control have reached an acceptable level. At such time, the inmates are returned to their parent institution.

Angels for Animals is an organization devoted to the care of abandoned animals in Allen County. The organization has contacted the Allen Correctional Institution for inmate assistance in caring for kittens that have been abandoned by their mothers. Four inmates will be selected as Animal Handlers and will bottle-feed, litter train and care for the kittens 24-hours a day until homes can be found for them. To date, 40 kittens have been brought to the institution.

Visiting Hours

Monday through Thursday (all day visits): 8:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Friday through Sunday (spilt sessions): 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
No visits on holidays
All visits require reservations no more than 30 days in advance, and no later than 24 hours prior to the visit.
Contact the institution for the visiting schedule for Segregation, Sugar Creek Developmental Unit, Residential Treatment Unit, and Crisis Stabilization Unit