Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections

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.


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

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.


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.

State Report On Lethal Injection Protocols Raises Questions

Apr 29, 2014

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.

State Increasing Lethal Injection Dosages

Apr 29, 2014

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.

State To Resume Hormone Treatments for Transgender Inmate

Apr 2, 2014

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

Union Wants State To Hire More Prison Guards

Mar 28, 2014

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

Legislative Committee Approves New Jail Standards

Mar 17, 2014

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

Ohio Recividism Rate Declines

Mar 6, 2014

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

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.

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.

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

Death Row Inmate Sues To Block His Execution

Jan 24, 2014

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.

Parole Board Recommends Against Clemency For McGuire

Dec 20, 2013

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.

Inmate And Reporter Discuss Media Access Lawsuit

Dec 16, 2013

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.

Lawsuit Demands End To Ban On 1993 Prison Riot Interviews

Dec 9, 2013

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.

State Issues Final Report On Prison Suicides

Dec 3, 2013

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

Prison Employee Fired In Wake Of Inmate Escape

Nov 26, 2013

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

Inmate Suicide Sunday 10th In System This Year

Nov 18, 2013

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