The Hocking Correctional Institution seeks to provide a safe and a secure environment and rehabilitative programming for a diverse population, emphasizing on older offenders, through quality partnerships and holistic services.
Security Level: 1 & 2
Total Acreage: 18.3
Date Opened: 1983
Population as of 8/04: 461
· Hocking College
· Literacy program
· Ohio State Patrol grounds keeping
· Nelsonville City Schools grounds keeping
· Athens County Fairgrounds grounds keeping
· Trimble Local Schools grounds keeping
· Canine Companions
· Pound Rescue of Athens
· Basket making for Habitat for Humanity
· Crayons to Computers
· Building Maintenance
· Vocational Horticulture
· Animal Trainer - Apprenticeship
· Canine Companions for Independence Program began in February 1999. The program is unique because HCF is the only male institution in the United States to raise these puppies. During the puppy's stay at the facility, approximately one year, he/she is trained in the 28 commands using a training tool called a halti or gentle leader. The halti guides the puppies in their training while requiring very little effort to gain the attention of the canine. This is especially helpful to people with disabilities that have limited strength. After a year of training at the institution, the dogs are returned to Canine Companions where they complete advanced training before being placed with an individual with a disability.
· The Aerobic Exercise Program at the Hocking Correctional Facility consists of three levels of aerobic exercise; chair, intermediate, and advanced. The different levels of exercise allow inmates with different levels of physical ability to participate. Before the inmates can move onto the next level, the inmates must be evaluated by the Medical Department, which recommends the advance treatment. Aerobic Exercise Programs are offered at 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
· Action, Communication & Tolerance (ACT): Open to all inmates, this program assists inmates in evaluating their behavior and how their behavior impacted to commission of their crime. The program assists the inmates in taking responsibility for their actions and understanding the impact of their crime, not only themselves and their victims, but also on their families and the community as well.
No visitation on Mondays orTuesdays.
·Wednesday through Sunday and holidays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
·Wednesday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
·Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays (split visiting) 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Visiting hours are subject to change without notice. Please call the institution to verify visiting hours before planning a visit.