On December 6, 2016, CJ 362 (Criminal Law) went on a tour of the Ashland County jail provided by the Ashland County Sheriff's Office.
After being welcomed by Sheriff Wayne Risner, students went on a tour lead by Corrections Officer Cody Mager. During the tour, students heard from different officers regarding their duties and responsibilities. First, they were taken to the areas where an inmate is first delivered to the jail after arrest and searched prior to entering the facility. The DUI testing machines ad book-in center were part of the tour. Students were shown where inmates have visitation, meet with their lawyer or clergy, exercise and receive medical treatment. The tour also included views of the library available to inmates and the classroom where inmates are able, if they so choose, to take advantage of various types of treatment programs such as anger management, alcohol counseling and parenting classes or attend religious studies.
Corrections Officer Mager showed the class the minimum, medium and maximum security cell blocks and explained how inmates are classified into those levels. In addition, the class saw the special needs cell block and cells for those who become discipline problems while they are housed at the jail.
Thank you to the Ashland County Sheriff's Office for providing the tour and sharing your information with the class!