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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Seeking Interviews Of Lucasville Rioters

Dec 7, 2017

The body of the sixth prisoner killed at a riot at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility April 12, 1993 is removed.
Credit Associated Press

A federal judge has ended a lawsuit in which inmates and reporters challenged a ban on face-to-face media interviews with prisoners convicted for their roles in the 1993 Lucasville prison riot.

The judge says the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction has clarified the media policies  criticized in the 2013 lawsuit by the Ohio chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. The judge says he's satisfied with the updated rules. The lawsuit said the old rules were inconsistent. An appeal is being considered.