Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections

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2:51 am
Sun January 25, 2015

State Renews Contract With Troubled Prison Food Service Provider

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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7:35 am
Fri January 9, 2015

ODRC Dropping Two-Drug Lethal Injection Cocktail

The execution of Ronald Phillips is being delayed
Credit wcpo.com

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. 

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7:23 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Report Shows How T.J. Lane Escaped From Prison

T.J. Lane
Credit 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. 

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7:01 am
Thu November 6, 2014

Some "Heartless Felons" Members Indicted On Adult Charges

Credit 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.

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6:56 am
Tue August 12, 2014

Local Health Inspectors To Examine Prison Food Service Operations

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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6:48 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Prisons Chief Says Department Shares Blame For Food Problems

Credit State of Ohio

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.

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6:52 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Lawmakers To Get Update On Prison Food Contractor Wednesday

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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7:58 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Ohio Prison Solar Installation To Provide Power And Training

Solar panels like these are being installed at the Ross Correctional Institution
Credit solarprisons.org

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.

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7:14 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Records Show Multiple Food-Related Complaints At State Prisons

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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6:46 am
Mon July 14, 2014

New Facility Helps Prisoners Reintegrate Into Society

Ross Correctional Institution
Credit Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections

Ohio has opened a multi-agency, multiservice facility aimed at helping prison inmates better reintegrate into society.

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7:03 am
Fri July 11, 2014

More Food-Related Problems Found At Local Prison

Ohio Reformatory for Women

State prisons department inspectors say they found gnats and ants this week in the kitchen of the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville.

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8:31 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

ACLU Asks Prisons Department To End Contract With Food Company

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio is calling on the state’s Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections to end its contract with the private company that provides foods to Ohio’s prisons. The A C L U’s Mike Brickner says the food company, Aramark, has a pattern of problems.

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7:32 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Maggots Found In Meals At State Women's Prison

Ohio Reformatory for Women
Credit ODRC

Union County health officials are investigating reports of contaminated food at the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville.

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7:04 am
Thu June 12, 2014

ODRC Denies AP Request For Certain Documents In Probe Of Botched Execution

Dennis McGuire

Ohio is shielding interviews with 20 prison employees involved in the January execution of an inmate who repeatedly gasped and snorted as he was put to death with a never-before-tried drug method.

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6:46 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Prisons System Investigating Whethter Guards Showed Pirated Movies

Credit ODRC

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections says investigators are looking into allegations guards showed pirated movies to inmates at the Lorain Correctional Institution before their scheduled DVD release date.

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4:48 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

State Report On Lethal Injection Protocols Raises Questions

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections has reviewed January's problematic execution, and says it will continue to use the drugs that were used for the first time in that case.

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7:22 am
Tue April 29, 2014

State Increasing Lethal Injection Dosages

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections says it is increasing the dosages of the two-drug lethal injection combo "to allay any remaining concerns" after the last execution, when an inmate made repeated snorting-like gasps as he died.

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7:23 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

State To Resume Hormone Treatments for Transgender Inmate

A federal judge has ordered Ohio to restore hormone treatment to a transgender inmate who sued after her treatments were stopped.

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8:18 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Union Wants State To Hire More Prison Guards

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

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8:34 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Legislative Committee Approves New Jail Standards

Ohio now has a new set of regulations for jails around the state.

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