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State Says Slain Prison Inmate Was From Columbus

Sep 1, 2017

Michael Dodgens
Credit Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction has identified the inmate who was assaulted by another inmate in a recreation area at the Mansfield Correctional Institution.

33-year-old Michael Dodgens of Columbus was assaulted on August 24 and died the next day. Dodgens was serving a 15-year sentence for a 2007 rape conviction in Licking County. The Ohio Highway Patrol says he was attacked by another inmate armed with a "personal weapon." No one has been charged, and no suspects have been publicly identified.