WCBE

Ohio Civil Service Employees Association

madison-press.com

The union representing Ohio prison guards is suing to stop the planned shutdown of 10 state prison farms  and sell land to raise millions of dollars to fund new rehabilitation programs.

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections is renewing a contract to feed the state's 50,000 prison inmates with a company whose early troubles getting the job done led to criticism over privatizing the service. 

A state employees' union has made a pitch to take back the job of feeding Ohio's 50 thousand prison inmates. 

Public records show the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections agreed to renew a two-year contract with the troubled food-service contractor, Aramark Correctional Services, on October 30th.

Union Wants State To Hire More Prison Guards

Mar 28, 2014

The union representing Ohio prison guards wants an extra 400 officers to combat a sharp increase in the number of serious assaults by inmates.

Guards' Union Criticizes Probe Of Inmate Suicides

Sep 19, 2013

The union representing Ohio prison guards says the scope of a state-commissioned review on inmate suicides is too narrow and does not address the broader issues affecting the state's prison system.

The union representing Ohio prison guards says the two corrections officers placed on leave during investigations into the suicide of Cleveland kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro did nothing wrong.

Audits Show Problems With Prison Food Company

Jul 15, 2013

Several state audits show a private vendor in line to begin feeding nearly 100 thousand prison inmates in Ohio and Michigan has a track record of questionable billing, using substandard ingredients and riling prisoners with meal offerings.

State Trying To Privatize Prison Food Services

Feb 8, 2013

State officials are looking to save money by privatizing prison food service.

The union representing the majority of the state work force wants to absorb 600 state government management analysts without their approval.