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Richland Correctional Institution (RICI)


In-person and video visitation may be available. Visiting hours are subject to change without notice. Please call the institution for more information about visiting. 

Notice of Candidacy for Accreditation 

The Hope Valley School of the Ohio Central School System housed at the Richland Correctional Institution is a candidate for accreditation by the Council on Occupational Education. This accreditation will apply to the career technical programs offered in the school at RiCI. 

As a condition of the accreditation, the Council on Occupational Education is seeking public comments. If you wish to send in comments, you may contact the Council by one of the following methods: 

  • Mail to: Council on Occupational Education, 7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325 Atlanta, GA 30350 
  • Call: 770-396-3898 
  • Fax: 770-396-3790 

Academic Programs

  • Literacy Unit 
  • Pre-GED 
  • GED 
  • Post-Secondary Education 
  • Transitional Education Program (TEP)


  • Plumbing 
  • Electrician 
  • Maintenance 
  • Animal Trainer 
  • Carpenter 
  • Cook 
  • HVAC 
  • Recovery Operator 
  • Janitorial 
  • Building Maintenance Repair 

Career Technical

  • Administrative Office Technology 
  • Auto Collision Repair 
  • Barbering 
  • Carpentry 
  • Graphic Occupations 
  • Turf Management 
  • Visual Communications 
  • Drafting 
  • Drywall

Community Services

  • Pound Puppy Program 
  • ToyTime 
  • Stamps for Kids 
  • Reading Room Narrator 
  • Dog Grooming 
  • Project Linus 
  • St. Jude's Card Collection 
  • Mats for Homeless 
  • Mansfield Southwest Little League 

Education Services

  • Computer Aided Instructional Laboratories (CAIL)
  • Correctional Education Association (CEA) Tutor Training
  • Ohio Reentry Connections
  • Special Education Services
  • Library Services

Incarcerated Adult Programs

  • Reintegration Housing 
  • Roots for Success 
  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)


Richland Correctional Officer of the Year

Michael Wilson