Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections

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6:44 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Union Defends Guards Following Castro's Apparent Suicide

The union representing Ohio prison guards says the two corrections officers placed on leave during investigations into the suicide of Cleveland kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro did nothing wrong.

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8:04 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Third Inmate Suicide In Two Months

The state says a prison inmate has committed suicide, the third case of an Ohio prisoner killing himself in two months. 

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7:00 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Prison Worker Charged With Sexual Battery

A state prison worker is scheduled to appear in court today to face charges of trading food for sex with inmates.

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6:14 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Inmates Taught New Idea For Life On The Outside

One of the toughest issues facing people leaving prison is finding meaningful employment that helps them establish new lives.

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6:29 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Inmate Escapes During Work Detail

State prisons officials continue searching for an inmate who walked away from a work detail Monday along I-70 near London.

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7:45 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

ACLU Calls On State To Stop Prison Brownouts

The state says it's scaling back the number of prisons participating in a program that generates money in return for big electricity users agreeing to reduce power during periods of high usage.

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6:55 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Audits Show Problems With Prison Food Company

Several state audits show a private vendor in line to begin feeding nearly 100 thousand prison inmates in Ohio and Michigan has a track record of questionable billing, using substandard ingredients and riling prisoners with meal offerings.

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6:47 am
Fri July 12, 2013

African-Americans More Likely To Be Targets Of Prison Uses Of Force

A state report shows force was used disproportionately by Ohio prison staff against African-American inmates last year.

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6:24 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Prisoner Suicide Results In Lawsuit

A prisoners' rights group has sued a former prison doctor charging he violated the civil rights of an inmate who committed suicide after allegedly being denied pain medication. 

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6:43 am
Thu May 23, 2013

Escaped Inmate Recaptured

The state prisons department says an inmate has been captured after walking away from his work assignment as an auto mechanic at the Lebanon Correctional Institution on Tuesday.

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6:57 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Dog Bites Off Part Of Inmate's Nose

State prisons officials say a rescue dog bit off part of an inmate's nose after he tripped and fell on the dog last month at the Correctional Reception Center in Orient.

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7:54 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Fired Prison Guard To Get Job Back

An Ohio prison guard who was fired after he allegedly posted threats about Governor John Kasich on-line is getting his job back.

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6:11 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Prisons Want Help With Executions

Ohio's prison agency says it wants doctors or other medical professionals to assist with executions, saying it will help promote humane procedures. 

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6:15 am
Fri February 8, 2013

State Trying To Privatize Prison Food Services

State officials are looking to save money by privatizing prison food service.

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8:13 am
Tue January 8, 2013

State Settles With Ex-Con

Ohio's prisons department has agreed to pay 350-thousand dollars to settle a medical negligence claim made by a former inmate at the Belmont Correctional Institution.

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