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09-01-2004, 08:25 PM
Ross Correctional Institution

Warden Pat Hurley Deputy of Operations Jeff Lisath

16149 State Rt. 104
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601

(740) 774-7050
Fax (740) 774-7055

The Ross 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. 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.

Security Level: 1 & 3
Total Acreage: 1707
Date Opened: 1987
Population as of 8/04: 2223

Inmate Programs


Adult Basic Education
Literacy units
Hocking College

Furniture manufacturing
Furnishing Assembly and Shipping
Community Service

Litter pick up for Ohio Department of Transportation
Miscellaneous projects for City of Chillicothe
RCC players (inmates) perform plays addressing the problems of addiction
Pilot Dog program
Provide math manipulatives for schools
Landscaping and maintenance of school buildings
Maintenance of ball fields for schools and Little League
Make lap quilts, soft dolls, and animals for various charities
Weigh livestock for Ross County 4-H

House wiring
Environmental management
General maintenance
Building maintenance
Administrative clerical program
Unique Programs

Adult Basic Education (ABLE) is funded with Adult Basic Education funds through the Ohio Central School System. ABLE Roofing is a ten to twelve week program that targets offenders with reading scores below 6.1. The program offers training on the use of roofing tools, identification of roofing materials, figuring the amount of materials needed, and roofing installation. This program offers readiness skills to offenders to become successfully employed roofing helpers upon release.

The New Life program is a modified 120 bed therapeutic community for offenders with identified alcohol and other drug (AOD) problems. New Life helps offenders develop the skills they need to maintain an AOD and crime-free lifestyle. Offenders participate in a 24-hour learning experience in which individual improvement in behavior, attitude, and emotions are monitored and mutually reinforced by staff and fellow program participants during the daily regimen. Within the limits imposed by a prison setting, the offenders, under staff supervision, run the operation of the community. This is accomplished by assigning various "crews" that are arranged in a hierarchy according to seniority, individual progress, and productivity. This social organization is fundamental to the rehabilitative approach of mutual self-help, work as education and therapy, peers as good role models, and staff as rational authorities

Visiting Hours

Tuesday through Sunday 7:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Reservations required
Closed on Mondays and all state holidays.
Visiting hours are subject to change without notice. Please call the institution to verify visiting hours before planning a visit.