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Prison Oversight Committee Highlights Video Of Lucasville Aftermath

Jan 5, 2015

A state legislative prisons inspection committee is drawing attention to a series of videos it recently discovered that provide a detailed look at the aftermath of the 1993 Lucasville prison riot. 

In an email Monday, the Correctional Institution Inspection Committee called the detailed footage from 1993 "a chilling reminder of the worst case scenario in corrections." The three video segments totaling 90 minutes were posted to YouTube about a year ago.  They provide a narrated tour of the devastation at Southern Ohio Correctional Facility shortly after the 11-day siege ended. The uprising was one of the deadliest in U.S. history, leaving one guard and nine inmates dead. Damage was estimated at $40 million.  The video came to light as the committee prepared a tour for new state lawmakers.