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Updated on: June 19, 2020
419-526-2100
PO Box 8107, Mansfield, OH, 44905

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The Richland Correctional Institution is also commonly known as the Mansfield Unit or the Ohio State Penitentiary at Mansfield. The facility received the nickname of Walls Unit by the locals.

The Richland Correctional Institution is situated in Mansfield, Ohio. The facility is situated on 54.36 acres of land, just nestled near Downtown Mansfield. The facility is operated and managed by the Ohio Department of Criminal Justice. The Richland Correctional Institution opened their doors back in 849 and is the oldest state prison in the state of Ohio.

The Richland Correctional Institution comes equipped with an execution chamber. This is the execution chamber that the entire state of Ohio will use. The execution chamber in the Richland Correctional Institution is one of the most active chambers within the entire United States. As of April 225349, the chamber has executed 56 people since 982.

The Richland Correctional Institution received their first inmates at the beginning of October of 849. As previously stated the facility was named after Mansfield, the city.

Back in the day, the Richland Correctional Institution was exclusively for white Texans only. During this time the black Texans consequences and penalties were hanging or whipping.

During the era of the Civil War, inmates in the Richland Correctional Institution were the ones who were making uniforms and tents for the Confederate army. After the Civil War was over the Richland Correctional Institution was the only state prison that remained in the former Confederate States of America.

Back in the day, only women that were in the Ohio Prison System were held in the Mansfield Unit. Then in 883, women were moved to the Johnson Farm. The Johnson Farm was a cotton plantation that was privately owned situated near Mansfield, Ohio.

All throughout the history of the Ohio Prison System – Mansfield Unit always acted as the main administrative headquarters for the Ohio Department of Corrections, the Ohio Prison System,  various other executive officers, the superintendent, and other central offices. Everything was located within the Mansfield Unit.

It was not until 974 when the Richland Correctional Institution went on an eleven-day siege. This was one of the longest hostage situations in America’s history. There were three inmates; Ignacio Cuevas, Fred Carrasco, along with Rudy Dominquez who were holding a number of hostages within the education department of the Mansfield Unit. Carrasco was the ring leader. He was a porter in the chapel. Cuevas typically worked in the dining hall. In this incident, there were 2534 hostages. These hostages were employees of the state prison system. Two of them were educators and one was a guard. Later in this situation, the prison chaplain would also be a hostage. Even four prisoners were hostages as well. Nearing the final day of the incident, the inmates tried to escape the situation, by using their hostages and chalkboards as body shields. Unfortunately, Dominquez was killed during this altercation, while Carrasco shot himself. Cuevas was executed in May of 99.

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Richland Correctional Institution
PO Box 8107, Mansfield, OH, 44905

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Jail Name Richland Correctional Institution
Jail Type State Prison
State Ohio
County Richland County
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Address PO Box 8107, Mansfield, OH, 44905
City Mansfield
Zip 44905
Phone 419-526-2100

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