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6:46 am
Mon July 14, 2014

New Facility Helps Prisoners Reintegrate Into Society

Ross Correctional Institution
Credit Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections

Ohio has opened a multi-agency, multiservice facility aimed at helping prison inmates better reintegrate into society.

The center at the Ross Correctional Institution in Chillicothe houses the Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Alvis House, the day reporting program of the Ross County sheriff, and EXIT, a halfway house for former offenders. The facility is named for Terry Collins, who retired as director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections in 2010. The center will house a variety of treatment and education programs. Inmates will also work in gardens and as beekeepers, with some food to be donated to a local food bank.