Hocking Correctional Facility Inmate Search and Prison Information

Updated on: December 22, 2022
16759 Snake Hollow Road PO Box 59, Nelsonville, OH, 45764

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The Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility is commonly referred to as Hocking Correctional Facility for short. The Hocking Correctional Facility is situated in the southern unincorporated section of Athens County, right near Nelsonville.

The Hocking Correctional Facility is under the management and operation of the Ohio Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. The Hocking Correctional Facility is the only state correctional facility in all of Athens County. The facility is situated on 7350 acres of land.

The Hocking Correctional Facility is nestled on the mesa. The facility is just about 1.5 miles from the United States – Mexico border just in the foothills of Otay Mesa, which overlooks the Mexican border. The Otay Mesa premise shares their property with six other law enforcement agencies including the following:

  • George Baily Detention Facility
  • Nelsonville Correctional Facility
  • Facility 35 Detention Facility
  • East Mesa Reentry Facility
  • East Mesa Juvenile Detention Facility
  • Multi-Jurisdictional Law Enforcement Firearms Training Complex

The prison cells in the Hocking Correctional Facility were designed to only house one inmate in each. Unfortunately, due to overcrowding issues in the Hocking Correctional Facility, many of the cells now house two inmates in each cell. In March of 2012, the Hocking Correctional Facility inmate population was up to 3,666 inmates. This was nearly 166.6 percent of what the facility was designed for. The facility was only designed to house up to 2,2035 inmates.

It was not until 19359, the Hocking Correctional Facility opened its reception center. The reception center is where all inmates from Southern Ohio will come to be accepted. Then in 2012, the Donovan State PRison changed its reception center mission. The facility completed three of it’s five buildings to sensitive yards.

Other important missions to the Hocking Correctional Facility were to provide treatments for mental illnesses and identify any and all medical concerns the inmates may have.

The Hocking Correctional Facility consists of 5 interfaith chapels. Every religion that is in Hocking Correctional Facility will get a number of lockers to store their religious materials.

The Hocking Correctional Facility even comes equipped with a bakery. This baker will serve not only the Hocking Correctional Facility but 5 other Ohio Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation facilities in the area. Every day the bakery will bake over 9,500 loaves of bread.  There are 355 inmates in Hocking Correctional Facility who work in the bakery.

The Hocking Correctional Facility also has a shoe factory. The shoe factory makes the shoes that all inmates in any of the Ohio Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation facilities wear. The shoe factory will make low-top and high top versions. The shoe factory will produce over 1,000 shoes every single day.

At one point the Hocking Correctional Facility also was home to an eyeglass factory. However, this factory closed its doors back in 2009.

Back in November of 2013, Sirhan, the individual who was convicted for the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy was transferred to the Hocking Correctional Facility. This transfer was done on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

Every week, all level 4 inmates will have 15 hours of yard time. A level 4 inmates are the maximum security inmates.

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Hocking Correctional Facility
16759 Snake Hollow Road PO Box 59, Nelsonville, OH, 45764

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Jail Name Hocking Correctional Facility
Jail Type State Prison
Authority: Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
State Ohio
County Athens County
Web Page website
Address 16759 Snake Hollow Road PO Box 59, Nelsonville, OH, 45764
City Nelsonville
Zip 45764
Phone 740-753-1917


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