Correctional Reception Center – Ohio

Looking for someone at Correctional Reception Center? Correctional Reception Center is a state prison in the state prison system in Ohio. This guide tells you information about everything a person needs to know about Correctional Reception Center,such as: How to locate an inmate. Visiting an inmate at this prison The prisons’s phone number and address. How to send mail and money to an inmate at Correctional Reception Center. And everything else.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Correctional Reception Center
Year Opened: 1987
State: Ohio
County: Pickaway
DOC: Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
Security Level: Minimum, Medium, Close, Maximum, Administrative Maximum
Warden Name: Rhonda R Richard

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Contact Information

In this section you will find the mailing address and street address for Correctional Reception Center. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a package or letter to an inmate there, and use the street address if you want to know the physical location of Correctional Reception Center.

Mailing Address

Make sure to also read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information further down on this page if you are going to mail a letter or package to someone in prison to make sure that you correctly address the package or letter, and follow the correct protocol for mailing a package or letter. If you do not use the correct directions, the package or letter might get sent back.

Correctional Reception Center
11271 State Route 762
Orient OH, 43146

Street Address / Prison location


Correctional Reception Center
11271 State Route 762 P. O. Box 300
Orient OH, 43146

Phone Number and Fax Number

Fax Number:

Map and Directions

Use this address if you are going to visit an inmate. You should read the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures sections further down on this page before you visit an inmate.

Correctional Reception Center
11271 State Route 762 P. O. Box 300
Orient OH, 43146


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Phone Number

Prisoners can’t take phone calls, so you can’t call an inmate, however, there are some times when it may be helpful to have the telephone number to the facility.

Correctional Reception Center inmates may be able to make calls with:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

Inmates don’t have faxes, so you won’t be able to fax the inmate, but there are cases when it might be useful to know the fax number to the facility.

Email Address

This email address is the primary email address for Correctional Reception Center. You can’t contact prisoners at this email address. If you need to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email heading further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 1845
Total Staff: 490

Inmate Email

To send an email message to a prisoner you must use an exact process to make sure that the message is received by the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners are not allowed to access the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are important steps that you have to follow when sending mail to a state prison inmate. If you don’t follow these rules then letter or package might not be received.

before you send a letter or package, make sure to read the information below:

Mail Monitoring

Correctional Reception Center guards do open and inspect and read all incoming general postal correspondence. Incoming general mail may be read as frequently as is deemed necessary to ensure security or watch a particular problem regarding inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the format for how you have to address a letter to a prisoner at Correctional Reception Center:

Correctional Reception Center
11271 State Route 762
Orient OH, 43146

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Inmate Money

Each prison has a Commissary that was created to provide prisoners a bank-like account for inmate money and for buying things not provided by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources may add funds to these accounts with Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends are able to send inmates money in the mail and will have to send it to the following address and follow the policies shows below:

The funds must be a money order made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You should use a U.S. Postal Service money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be held for a 15-day hold, in which the inmate will not have access to the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender money orders that do not have correct inmate info if the envelope it was sent it has a return address. Cash and personal checks won’t be accepted for deposit so do not send cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

Prisoners are often moved to various prison facilities throughout Ohio, so you might need to locate what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to find an state prison inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other Ohio state prisons: Ohio State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit an inmate at Correctional Reception Center, be sure that you be aware of this info:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Reception Status Inmates:
Monday – Friday 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Visitors cannot be processed in to visitation between 9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. due to count procedures.
Visitors must be processed in no later than 2:15 p.m. in order to be permitted to visit.
The designated day to visit a reception inmate is based on the inmate’s institution number, as follows:
Numbers ending in 1 or 2 – Monday
Numbers ending in 3 or 4 – Tuesday
Numbers ending in 5 or 6 – Wednesday
Numbers ending in 7 or 8 – Thursday
Numbers ending in 9 or 0 – Friday
Visitors of reception inmates are permitted to download and bring the completed visitor application with them on their first visit. You may obtain the visitor application from our visiting page.
Cadre or Short-Term Inmates:
Saturday – Sunday 8:30 a.m. -3:15 p.m.
Visitors cannot be processed in to visitation between 9:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Visitors must be processed in no later than 2:15 p.m. in order to be permitted to visit.

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each Ohio prison has their own rules for visitation and these policies change frequently. The rules discussed here may be changed now, so be sure to also go to Correctional Reception Center’s website to get the most recent visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard will ensure each visitor signs the prisoner visitors log before they can enter the correctional facility and upon exiting.

Identification Required

Photo identification of visitors is required. The best forms of id are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state picture id is OK.

For all of the things listed below, check out the official prison facility website as this info is updated frequently:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

Details about Correctional Reception Center prison records coming.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

More information about Correctional Reception Center death row coming soon.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information about Ohio parole procedures coming soon.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information about getting released from Correctional Reception Center to be added later.

Inmate Programs

Short Term Offenders Program: This program offers services to those offenders serving 90 days or less in our system. The mission of the program is to provide comprehensive reentry programming to those inmates to better prepare them for release back into the community. To accomplish this mission, existing programs were altered to fit the needs of the short term offender as well as the development of new reentry programs. Programs include, but are not limited to, Release Preparation, Career Scope, C-Tech, Resume Writing, Service Learning, Adult Basic Literacy Education, Pre-GED, Interview Techniques, Parenting, First Time Offender, PROVE (domestic violence awareness), Financial Aid information, Beyond Anger, Soul Searching, Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.
The Ohio Benefit Bank (OBB) is a public-private partnership that helps connect low and moderate income Ohioans with free tax preparation and access to potential public benefits and work supports. In May 2008, CRC began providing services to those offenders who have 30 days or less to serve in our system. In partnership wit the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (GOFBCI) and the Ohio Association of Second Harvest Food Banks, The OBB encourages eligible Ohioans to claim tax credits, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit and public benefits such as food stamps, child care subsidies, home energy assistance and children’s health care insurance, by helping them prepare and file applications. Volunteer Benefit Bank counselors are available to help determine eligibility and complete applications for inmates and their families. Updated January 2009.

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Prison Life

More information about what life is like at Correctional Reception Center coming.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


A Correctional Reception Center news section will be posted ASAP.


A section with photos of Correctional Reception Center coming.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Correctional Reception Center
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Correctional Reception Center.

If you have any photos of Correctional Reception Center that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Are you trying to find a prison job? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility previously?

If so, click here:

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The official website:

Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
  • Victims have the right to notification.
  • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • Victims have the right to restitution.
  • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
  • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • Spouses and children of all victims.
  • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
  • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
  • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

Victim Notification

The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

Click here to leave a comment

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Family Resources

Section about family resources coming soon.


A Correctional Reception Center history section coming soon.

Such as:

  • Famous Correctional Reception Center inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information About Other Ohio State Prisons: Ohio State Prisons

Correctional Reception Center Links

The official website:

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Links

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Correctional Reception Center

Have you ever been an inmate at Correctional Reception Center? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit someone at Correctional Reception Center?

If yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write about your experience because other people can find out what to expect.

Things you could write in your review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison facility and layout
  • Guards and staff
  • Prison food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gang activity
  • Inmate activities and programs

If you are an inmate at Correctional Reception Center, include your mailing address if you want people to be able to mail you.

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  1. xjillzy says:

    My husband is at CRC for the first time and the more I read the more terrified I become! He has done county time and done rehab before but this is the first prison experience hopefully the last. I’m wondering what is it like is it really as bad as I’m picturing?

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