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IG: Marion Prison Inmates Built Illegal Computers

Apr 12, 2017

Credit marionstar.com

State officials are investigating illegal computer construction at the Marion Correctional Institution. 

The Ohio Inspector General's office says two operable computers were recently found hidden in the prison's ceiling.  The machines were built to commit identity and tax fraud, launch computer network attacks and access restricted areas of the prison.  Lax supervision is blamed for inmates' unregulated access to parts used to build the computers.