LEAVITTSBURG, Ohio (WKBN) – The state prison in Trumbull County is celebrating a big milestone next week.

Trumbull Correctional Institution will mark 30 years in operation. The facility off Burnett Road in Leavittsburg first opened in 1992.

A ceremony was held Wednesday to mark the anniversary.

The prison houses 1,447 inmates.

TCI’s newest warden Anthony Davis says the 30th anniversary is all about celebrating the prison’s past and current staff. Davis says TCI employs 378 people.

“Sometimes this is a thankless job, working inside the fence you don’t get to see us a lot at Halloween passing out candy or in the malls at Christmastime,” Davis said.

TCI Assistant Director Stuart Hudson said working at the prison has to “a calling.”

“It’s got to be what you want to do. It’s about making a difference in people’s lives, and that is what ODRC is about,” he said.

Davis says TCI wants to continue to be a good community partner and help with the Department of Rehabilitation & Correction’s mission of reducing crime in Ohio.