State prisons director Gary Mohr has added three members to the Ohio parole board after removing two others with little explanation.
The newest members are Andre Imbrogno, a former Department of Rehabilitation and Correction attorney; Marc Houk, a former warden at several prisons; and Ron Nelson, a longtime DRC administrator. Democratic State Representative Tracy Maxwell Heard of Columbus last week said the removals of Jose Torres and former Columbus Police officer Cathy Collins-Taylor were politically motivated. Both were appointed by former Democratic Governor Ted Strickland. A prisons department spokesperson says Mohr selects career-oriented corrections professionals committed to his reform efforts.