Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Banned Books

Adam Steinbaugh filed this request with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction of Ohio.

It is a clone of this request.



From: Adam Steinbaugh

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Ohio Open Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

1. A copy of any current list of books, printed materials, or other forms of media not permitted in facilities operated by or under the supervision of the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, including a current copy of the Printed Materials and Books Screened and Excluded list.

2. A copy of any policies concerning which books, printed materials, or other forms of media may or may not be permitted in (or received by persons confined within) facilities operated by or under the supervision of the DRC.

3. A copy of any notices that a form of media has been banned or rejected, any appeals from any such determinations, and any determinations on appeals concerning such decisions. This request is limited to bans or rejections occurring on or after June 1, 2021.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days.


Adam Steinbaugh

From: Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction


Ohio maintains a list of excluded publications according to Ohio law and policy:



Thank you.
JoEllen Smith


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