State Representative Al Landis (R-Dover) recently participated in a tour of the Stark Regional Community Correction Center (SRCCC) in order to gain a better understanding of the issues that Ohio’s correctional facilities are facing.

“I feel that it is important to not just see things as a line item in a budget,” Landis said. “I want to see not only the staff who our decisions will affect, but also their clients. Compare the costs of the 180-day maximum program versus the cost of housing a prisoner for a year, and there is a considerable cost savings to the taxpayers. And when you compare the effectiveness of this program versus prison, it appears that we have a much better chance of rehabilitating the individual in some areas.”

Located in Louisville, SRCCC serves both men and women in Holmes, Stark, Tuscarawas and Wayne counties. It offers individual treatment plans, behavioral therapy, intensive chemical dependency treatment, educational classes and computer lab instruction, victim awareness, community service work, job placement services, parenting skills workshops and many other services.


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