Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections

State prisons officials say they are reviewing the contract with a private Columbus-based ambulance company because of slow response times.

State audit finds problems at private prison

Nov 7, 2012

State prison officials in Ohio are visiting the lakeshore prison that became the nation's first privately owned state prison last year to see whether dozens of safety, health and security issues uncovered in a recent audit have been fixed.

A condemned Ohio inmate who weighs at least 480 pounds wants his upcoming execution delayed, saying he's too heavy for the state's lethal injection process.

An Ohio death row inmate facing a lethal injection next week for murdering two people in 1989, has given a rare interview.  In it, Donald Palmer talks about guilt, God, and capitol punishment.  Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports. 

The state says a computer glitch failed to deliver 66 notices earlier this year to Ohio crime victims informing them that parole hearings for offenders facing possible release had been scheduled.