Prison Overcrowding: Ohio

Below is a summary of information including: the most recent statistics from Ohio’s Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections as well as helpful references and points of contact for those interested in resolving the problem.

Facts and Figures

ODRC Costs

  • Annual budget: $1.56 billion
  • Average annual cost per inmate: $22,836

ODRC Staff and Population

  • Total department active personne: 11,745
  • Total incarcerated under ODRC jurisdiction: 50,350
  • Total number of institutions: 28
  • Average stay in prison: 2.03 years
  • Average age: 36.92 years

Organization of state divisions view here.


  • Officers: 387
  • Community supervised population: 33,261 

Points of Contact

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections Contacts:

General Information: (614) 752-1159

Ohio Institute on Correctional Best Practices

          P.O. Box 69
          London, Ohio43140
          (740) 852-2454

Organization of ODRC Executive Staff, view here.

Helpful Links

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections

FY 2013 Annual Report

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact: 

Cara Sullivan

Task Force Director
Commerce, Insurance, and Economic Development
& Justice Performance Project  


See also:

Utah Prison Overcrowding