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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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6:57 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Ohio Recividism Rate Declines

State Prisons director Gary Mohr says fewer Ohio inmates than ever are going back to prison after they've been released.

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8:11 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Manufacturer Of Ohio's Lethal Injection Drugs Disapproves Of Use

Records obtained by The Associated Press show that Ohio's most recent batches of lethal execution drugs were produced by a company that wants states to stop using them for capital punishment.

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12:00 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

State To Reimburse Pickaway County For Castro Autopsy

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections has agreed to reimburse Pickaway County taxpayers the 11 hundred dollar cost of the autopsy of Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro.

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7:46 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Review Finds No Reason For Change Following McGuire Execution

Initial reviews of an execution in which an inmate repeatedly gasped found no reason to change the way the state carries out executions.

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6:27 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Death Row Inmate Sues To Block His Execution

An Ohio death row inmate is suing to stop his March execution, alleging the state's capital punishment policy leaves open the chance someone could remain clinically alive after being pronounced dead.

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12:21 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Parole Board Recommends Against Clemency For McGuire

The Ohio Parole Board today recommended the Governor not grant clemency to a death row inmate convicted of raping and killing a pregnant Preble County woman in 1989.

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1:47 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Inmate And Reporter Discuss Media Access Lawsuit

The issue of access to criminals in Ohio’s prison system is at the heart of a lawsuit filed by five inmates convicted in the 1993 Lucasville prison riot and a group of writers and producers who want to interview them on camera.

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