The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections has reinstated a parole officer after determining he did not violate policies or procedures while supervising a former inmate accused of killing a Danville police officer.
Policy groups on the right and left say Ohio lawmakers are undermining attempts to reduce the state's prison population by continuing to introduce tough-on-crime bills that put more people behind bars.
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.
The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections has disciplined four employees for lapses that helped the Chardon High School shooter and two other inmates escape from the Allen Correctional Institution near Lima last September.
A grand jury has indicted 14 teens on adult charges related to their membership in a street and prison gang that terrorized fellow inmates and staff members at the Cuyahoga County juvenile detention center.
The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections plans to invite local health inspections of each prison's food service operations in the wake of complaints about problems including maggots in kitchen areas.
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections director Gary Mohr says his department and the private vendor that feeds inmates share responsibility for conditions that led to the discovery of maggots in meals served at the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville.