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Ohio Opens Multiservice Prison Inmate Rehab Center

Ohio has opened a multi-agency, multiservice facility aimed at helping prison inmates better reintegrate into society. The center at Ross Correctional Institution in Chillicothe houses the Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Alvis House, the day reporting program of the Ross County sheriff, and EXIT, a halfway house for former offenders. The facility opened Friday. It's named for Terry Collins, who retired as director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction in 2010 after a 32-year prisons career. The center will house a variety of treatment and education programs. Inmates will also work with gardens and as beekeepers, with some food to be donated to a local food bank.