Grafton Prison

Setting

Grafton SignThe Oberlin Drama at Grafton program takes place in the Grafton Reintegration Center (GRC), the minimum-security section of the Grafton Correctional Institution. Part of the state prison system of Ohio, the Grafton Correctional Institution for men is located in Grafton, Ohio, about 30 miles southwest of Cleveland and 17 miles from Oberlin. Many, but not all of the men incarcerated in the GRC are within two years of being released from prison.

Statistics for this prison complex may be viewed on its official web site.

The men in the Media Studio at the GRC have produced a video describing some of the reintegration programs available at the prison. The video resides in two YouTubes: Part 1 and Part 2.

Warden Bennie Kelly, Assistant to the Warden Ronald Armbruster, and Programming Supervisor Cynthia Williams were exceptionally supportive in starting Oberlin Drama at Grafton.