The State Department of Corrections has successfully transferred female offenders from the old Chillicothe Correctional Center to a new prison in Chillicothe. The transfer was completed overnight.
Ground was broken for the new facility in October of 2006. The new prison will house up to 1,636 female offenders. That’s more than triple the maximum capacity of the old prison, which could house 525. That older prison was built in 1887.
Chillicothe Correctional Center Warden Jennifer Miller says today’s transfer was completed without incident.