The Mansfield Correctional Institution seeks to provide offenders of felony convictions within the State of Ohio a safe, efficient, humane and appropriately secure correctional institution, while maintaining dedication to the protection of citizens of the State of Ohio and the local community. Mindful of Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction's initiatives of re-entry, community service and victim reparation, we seek to instill in offenders an improved sense of responsibility and the capacity to become law-abiding members of society.
Security Level: 3
Total Acreage: 1124
Date Opened: 1991
Population as of 8/04: 2383
Adult Basic Education
Computer Program Training
Rubber De-Flash Shop
Computer Data Entry
Newman Elementary School
Madison/ Lucas County School System
Make learning aids for local schools
Repair and refurbish work for local churches
Repair bikes and toys for Toy Time
Restoration at the Ohio State Reformatory Preservation Society
Tender Loving Dog Care Program
Habitat for Humanity
The Horticulture Program helps inmates to grow different kinds of plants and foliage for the beautification of the institution and areas in the community of Mansfield. It is also used as a highly intensive therapeutic treatment program for the institution's RTU inmates. Inmates plant and take care of greenery and flowers. The end results are seen throughout the institution in the offices of many employees here. The grounds of the prison are decorated with the results of this highly effective program. This program provides flowers to Kingwood Center (a popular Richland County attraction), as well as the local schools and the Ohio State Patrol Grounds.
The Tender Loving Dog Care Program, which began in1998, was set up so that dogs, which would have previously euthanized, could be brought into the institution and taught basic skills such as housebreaking and social skills. These dogs are trained by inmate handlers and ultimately are adopted by the public - to include staff and inmate's families. Since the start of the program, inmates have been affected quite positively. The dogs have helped to create a much calmer environment throughout the prison. Presently 23 dogs have been trained and adopted to good, caring homes.
General Population - 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Tuesday through Friday; Saturdays by reservation only
Honor Status 8:00 a.m.- 3:00 pm - Saturday and Sunday
No holiday visitation
Visiting hours are subject to change without notice. Please call the institution to verify visiting hours before planning a visit.