How many correctional facilities are there in Ohio?


The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction currently has 31 institutions confining approximately 51,000 inmates.

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State governments in the United States are those republics formed by citizens in the jurisdiction thereof as provided by the United States Constitution, with the original 13 states forming the first Articles of Confederation, and later the aforementioned Constitution. Within the U.S. constitution are provisions as to the formation of new states within the Union.


Law enforcement in the United States is one of three major components of the criminal justice system of the United States, along with courts and corrections. Although each component operates semi-independently, the three collectively form a chain leading from investigation of suspected criminal activity to administration of criminal punishment. Also, courts are vested with the power to make legal determinations regarding the conduct of the other two components.

Law enforcement operates primarily through governmental police agencies. The law-enforcement purposes of these agencies are the investigation of suspected criminal activity, referral of the results of investigations to the courts, and the temporary detention of suspected criminals pending judicial action. Law enforcement agencies, to varying degrees at different levels of government and in different agencies, are also commonly charged with the responsibilities of deterring criminal activity and preventing the successful commission of crimes in progress. Other duties may include the service and enforcement of warrants, writs, and other orders of the courts.

Capital punishment in Ohio is legal. Since 1885, a total of 390 individuals have been executed in the U.S. state of Ohio. A total of 139 people are currently under a sentence of death in the state as of November 1, 2013 (2013-11-01)[update] (one woman and 138 men). The current method of execution in Ohio is lethal injection.



Criminal law is the body of law that relates to crime. It regulates social conduct and proscribes threatening, harming, or otherwise endangering the health, safety, and moral welfare of people. It includes the punishment of people who violate these laws. Criminal law differs from civil law, whose emphasis is more on dispute resolution and victim compensation than on punishment.


The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) is the state corrections agency for the State of Nebraska. NDCS currently has 10 institutions confining over 4,000 inmates. All male inmates coming into the system enter through the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center where they are evaluated and assigned to other facilities. All female inmates are housed at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women. The agency's headquarters is in Building #1 in the Lincoln Regional Center in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Nebraska is one of nine states nationwide having all adult facilities accredited through the American Correctional Association.

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC or ODRC) operates state prisons for adults in Ohio. It has its headquarters in Columbus.

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