Ohio

The table below displays aggregate COVID-19 data for incarcerated people and staff in carceral facilities located in Ohio. The State DOC Data Grade represents our assessment of the transparency and quality of those data reported by Ohio's state department of corrections.

F

State DOC Data GradeView scorecard

Cumulative CasesActive CasesCumulative DeathsTests
Incarcerated PeopleCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10k
State Adult Prisons10,0792,067731513529----
Federal Prisons5332,174009371,4325,840
ICE Detention Centers784,9060000----
State and Local Youth Facilities----------------
StaffCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10k
State Adult Prisons5,3664,4011451191210----
Federal Prisons----2--0------
View source data

Facilities by

FacilityIncarcerated PeopleStaff

Marion Correctional Institution

State Adult Prisons

1,698237

Correctional Reception Center

State Adult Prisons

1,104228

Pickaway Correctional Institution

State Adult Prisons

1,074191

Elkton Federal Correctional Institution

Federal Prisons

533--

Ohio Reformatory For Women

State Adult Prisons

304166
View our data on Github
Map of Ohio with spikes representing the active metric for each facility.

1

850

1.7k

Spikes represent the cumulative cases in a facility for incarcerated people

Data Reporting & Quality Scorecard

Data Reporting & Quality GradeF*

This scorecard assesses data reporting and quality for the state department of corrections in Ohio. Read more about our scoring methodology and to see how this jurisdiction compares to other state and federal systems.

Scores assessed as of June 14, 2021.

*

It initially appeared that the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction reported the cumulative number of incarcerated people who have ever tested positive for COVID-19. However, we learned in April 2021 that the agency instead removes cases from its data when people are released from custody. This practice obscures the true toll of the coronavirus in Ohio prisons, and we have reduced the agency’s grade accordingly.

Data reporting for incarcerated people
  • Cumulative Cases

    None

  • Cumulative Deaths

    By facility

  • Active Cases

    By facility

  • Tests Administered

    None

  • Population

    None

  • Vaccinations

    None

Data reporting for staff
  • Cumulative Cases

    By facility

  • Cumulative Deaths

    By facility

  • Active Cases

    By facility

  • Tests Administered

    None

  • Population

    None

  • Vaccinations

    None

Data quality
  • Machine Readable

    No

  • Regularly Updated

    Yes

  • Clearly Defined

    No

  • Contextualized Historically

    Yes

Prison and Jail Releases Related to COVID

We collect data on jurisdictions across the U.S. that have released people from adult prison and jail custody in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

JurisdictionFacility/facilitiesAuthorizing agent(s)DateOverall population reduction/ total # of releasesPopulation prior to releasesKnown facility capacityRelease detailsSource
AllenAllen County Jailcourt3/23/202065228Minor offenses, Short remaining sentence, Other
ButlerButler County Jailcourt4/19/20202811033
Champaign Madison UnionTri-County jailcourt3/25/202064159Other
ClarkClark County Jailcourt3/25/202090Minor offenses, Other
ColumbianaColumbiana County Jailcourt4/13/202077164200Short remaining sentence, Other
View source data

Grassroots and Community Organizing Efforts Related to COVID

Our team collects data on grassroots and community organizing efforts by incarcerated people, their families, community-based organizations, nonprofits, and advocates aimed at influencing government agencies to protect the lives of people incarcerated in prisons, jails, and detention centers against the threats posed by COVID-19.

Target facilityCountyDate of actionOrganizationType of effortInternal/ externalEffort concernsSource
Marion5/14/2020Ohio Organizing CollectiveMarch/Protest–ExternalInternalAccelerated releases
Columbus StatehouseColumbus6/6/2020SURJ Columbus & Ohio Prisoners Justice LeagueUprising/Protest–InternalInternalAccelerated releases, Testing procedures, Sanitation improvements
Cuyahoga Couny JailCuyahoga5/29/2020Coalition to Stop the Inhumanity at the Cuyahoga County Jail and the Ohio Organizing CollaborativeMarch/Protest–ExternalInternalAccelerated releases, Testing procedures, Sanitation improvements
Franklin Medical CenterColumbus4/20/2020People incarcerated at Franklin Medical CenterUprising/Protest–InternalExternalTesting procedures, Sanitation improvements
Marion Correctional InstitutionMarion5/6/2020People incarcerated at Marion Correctional InstitutionHunger StrikeExternalSanitation improvements