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Harry Richardson – Senior Chaplain (440) 285-2222 x 7460

RichardsonHarryChaplain Harry Richardson served in the US Army until he received an Honorable Discharge in 1969. He is a graduate of the Baptist Bible Institute of Cleveland and also a graduate of Andersonville Seminary. Chaplain Richardson also holds a bachelor of science degree in Biblical counseling from Trinity Bible College. Harry is ordained in ministry through the Evangelical Church Alliance and is a current member of the National Association for Restorative Justice.

Harry became a Chaplain with Good News Jail & Prison Ministry in June 1997, and ministers at the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office and the Bedford Heights City Jail. He is also currently board certified through the International Institute of Faith Based Counseling to council on chemical dependancy. This is an outpatient based program that deals with the physical and spiritual aspects of drug addiction. Harry lives in Burton, OH, with his wife, Dixie, and their son. He served as an elder at his local church, Cornerstone Bible Church.


Geauga County Safety Center
12450 Merritt Drive
Chardon, OH  44024
Phone: (440) 279-2009 x2074
Facility Information:
Capacity: 180
Daily Population: 140
Yearly Population: 4,000
Sheriff Daniel C. McLelland
Administrator, Lt. Kathy Rose
Chief Deputy Scott Hildebrand
Office on Duty Lt. Gary Gribbons




Geauga Facility