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The union representing Ohio prison employees says it's disappointed by the state's decision to close the Hocking Correctional Unit employing 110 people.

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction and the Department of Youth Services have asked the Ohio Controlling Board for 1.8 million dollars to help facilitate their merger of back-office functions like payroll. 

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A federal judge has ended a lawsuit in which inmates and reporters challenged a ban on face-to-face media interviews with prisoners convicted for their roles in the 1993 Lucasville prison riot.

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The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction will give a death row inmate a wedge-shaped pillow to help him breathe during his execution on Wednesday.

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State leaders and criminal justice experts are launching a new effort to reduce Ohio's prison population through an examination of crime, courts, probation and incarceration.

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The state will pay more than 500 thousand dollars to a Cleveland woman to settle a lawsuit claiming she was sexually assaulted by a guard at the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville.

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Ohio's prison system says officials followed proper security protocols when the attorney witnessing yesterday's execution of her client tried to leave the witness room.

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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.

Ohio is ending its plan to move death row for the third time in a little over a decade. 

The Ohio Inspector General's office says a former Ohio Department of Education administrator used state resources to lobby for her personal business.

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Changes are underway for how much time a person might spend in prison for a non-violent crime.

Ohio's plan to move death row for the third time in a little over a decade is being delayed again.

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Authorities say an inmate strangled in a prison system transport van died in Pickaway County on February 1.

The Ohio Inspector General says the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction overpaid food service contractor Aramark Correctional Services by more than 57 thousand dollars, due to an inflated inmate count at the London Correctional Institution.

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The union representing Ohio prison guards says it plans to picket on May 31 over contract violations and rampant drug use at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville. 

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The Ohio Highway Patrol is investigating the death of a Southern Ohio Correctional Facility inmate who was apparently attacked by another inmate last Tuesday. 

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Five percent of the state budget is dedicated to maintaining the state’s 27 prisons, which have been overcrowded for decades.

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A convicted identity thief has described how he received the Social Security numbers of more than two thousand state prison inmates.

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The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction says a death row inmate took his own life Sunday night at a prison in Chillcothe.

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The suspect in the murder of Ohio State University student Reagan Tokes was under GPS monitoring after his release from prison.

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Ross County prosecutors say a Ross Correctional Institution inmate was strangled last week while riding in a transport van with other prisoners and guards.

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Ohio says it has enough lethal injection drugs on hand for a fourth execution this year, but it is staying tight-lipped about additional supplies.

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The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction is trying to obtain a drug that could reverse the lethal injection process if needed.

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State records show the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction made 4.5 million dollars from selling cattle and equipment after shutting down its prison-farm system.

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The Ohio Inspector General says the federal government accepted dozens of fraudulent student aid applications filed using the identities of 62 Ohio prison inmates.

Ohio is moving its death row for the third time in a little over a decade.

The Ohio Attorney General's office says the state plans to carry out at least three executions next year with a new three-drug lethal injection combination.

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction has received a first-ever award created by a corrections group to recognize departments that strive to meet national standards.

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Ohio's prisons department will pay nearly 13 thousand dollars to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of an inmate who killed himself in his cell at the Chillicothe Correctional Institution three days before his scheduled execution.

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Former Ohio prisons director Terry Collins, who oversaw more than 30 executions and then became an anti-death penalty advocate in retirement, died Thursday of a heart attack at the age of 63.

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