Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections

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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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4:22 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Lawsuit Demands End To Ban On 1993 Prison Riot Interviews

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio wants the state prisons agency to drop a ban on media interviews by inmates convicted in the 1993 Lucasville prison riot.

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5:00 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

State Issues Final Report On Prison Suicides

The state has released a final report on two high profile suicides by prison inmate earlier this year. 

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7:52 am
Tue November 26, 2013

Prison Employee Fired In Wake Of Inmate Escape

A state prisons employee has been fired over the escape of a Mansfield Correctional Institution inmate serving a life sentence for rape.

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5:14 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Inmate Suicide Sunday 10th In System This Year

The Ohio corrections department says an inmate has committed suicide following his placement in segregation for refusing to follow rules.

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6:38 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Rulings Clear Way For State To Execute Ronald Phillips

Two decisions announced on Thursday mean that next week, Ohio will once again become the first state to use an untested execution method.

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6:32 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Prison Guard Resigns Following Inmate Suicide

A guard at the Chillicothe Correctional Institution has resigned after the state found falsified logs documenting checks on a death row inmate who later committed suicide.

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