From Ohio History Central
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Civilian Public Service Camps existed in Ohio. Numerous pacifist religious groups had resided in Ohio since the late eighteenth and the early nineteenth centuries, and members of these various organizations chose to work in the camps rather than serving in the military. The Society of Friends operated a Civilian Public Service Camp at Coshocton, while Mennonites supported similar camps at Marietta and Tiffin. These camps each usually held fewer than two hundred objectors, and despite having the opportunity to serve their country in a pacifist manner, many opponents to the United States' involvement in World War II still refused this form of alternative service. These more determined objectors commonly received prison terms, with most of the more ardent ones in Ohio serving sentences at the Chillicothe Federal Correctional Institution.
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