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The state is reviewing its system for counting inmates at all Ohio prisons following the brief escape of a convicted murderer in March. 

Danville Police

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.

With two dozen scheduled executions in limbo, Ohio has sent a forceful letter to Washington asserting that the state can obtain a lethal injection drug from overseas without violating any laws. 

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.

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Records show an Ohio prisoner convicted of killing five people including a Bible studies teacher in Shelby County told a prison chaplain he wasn't suicidal before apparently hanging himself. 

Ohio Announces New Rules For Lethal Injection Procedures

Jun 29, 2015

The state of Ohio has announced rules for testing lethal injection drugs ahead of executions if it obtains specialty batches of the drugs.  

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. 

It will soon cost family members of Ohio prison inmates less to make a phone call. 

cleveland.com

An Ohio Court of Claims magistrate says the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections is liable for the injuries of a inmate who fell out of his top bunk. 

Toledo Blade

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.

Drug Uncertainy Cancels All Scheduled Executions For 2015

Feb 2, 2015

The state has rescheduled executions for seven death row inmates as it tries to find new lethal drugs, meaning no inmate will be put to death in Ohio in 2015. 

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.

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The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections says it's dropping the two-drug lethal injection cocktail used to execute an inmate last year during which he repeatedly gasped and snorted. 

Geauga County Sheriff

State prison officials say the convicted Chardon High School shooter used a ladder crafted from items in a closet to escape from the Allen Correctional Institution near Lima in September. 

cleveland.com

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.

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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.

A legislative committee is getting updates on complaints facing the private food vendor that won the contract to feed Ohio inmates.

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Ohio has unveiled a large solar project at a prison aimed at saving $245,000 in annual energy costs while training inmates to install and maintain the panels as a route to future jobs.

Maggots in food, staffing shortages and multiple reports of food shortages are among new complaints facing the vendor that won the contract to serve food to Ohio prison inmates.

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