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1479 Collins Avenue
Marysville, Ohio 43040
(937) 642-1065; Fax (937) 642-7678
|Total Security Staff||270|
|FY 13 GRF Budget
|(subject to monthly review and adjustment)|
|Daily Cost Per Inmate||$52.88|
|Population as of 04/14||2,619|
Video visitation may be available. Please contact the institution for available video visitation hours and visit www.jpay.com for additional application and fee information.
For general visiting information or to download a visitor application, go to our visiting page.
Telephones are generally open to reception inmates between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Information on inmate telephone service and access is located at Offender Phone Services.
If you are picking up an offender on her release date, please arrive between the hours of 10:00 am and 12:00 pm. After that time, the Captain's Office will make arrangements for her transportation. Please bring your driver’s license and information on the make, model, and license plate of the vehicle that you parked.
A kiosk is available in the front entry building of the institution from 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., 7 days a week. Approved visitors may deposit funds into an offender trust account or PIN Debit phone account using the kiosks. For additional information on inmate funds or other deposit options please visit http://www.drc.ohio.gov/web/inmate_funds.htm.
Written correspondence to inmates must include the inmate's name and number on the envelope and be addressed to the appropriate institution.
The Ohio Reformatory for Women 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 Jana Wasmer at 937-642-1065, ext. 3205 or via email at Jana.Wasmer@odrc.state.oh.us
The Prison Rape Elimination Act was passed in 2003 to protect individuals from prison rape. Click here for more information.
Child development experts have determined that infants must bond with their mother in the first few months of life or their emotional and intellectual functioning is impaired.
In June 2001, ORW opened Ohio's only nursery program within an institution. The Achieving Baby Care Success (ABC'S) Program allows incarcerated pregnant inmates to maintain custody of their infants after they are born. Each participant has an individualized treatment plan so that the problems that resulted in her incarceration are thoroughly addressed.
Hands-on parenting instruction is available for every mother in the program. Eligible mothers for the program are screened and must be serving a short-term sentence for a non-violent crime. The criteria for the program ensures that the mothers and infants leave the institution together. There are currently 8 babies in the nursery
Many institutions participate in fostering and training abandoned dogs for adoption.
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]