Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections

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6:29 am
Tue October 29, 2013

Death Row Inmate Challenging Use Of New Lethal Injection Drugs

A death row inmate is asking a federal judge to delay his upcoming execution while he fights the state's newly announced lethal injection process.

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11:56 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Cleveland Kidnap Victims Subject Of Book Project

Two of the three women held captive for a decade in a Cleveland house are collaborating with a Pulitzer Prize-winning team of Washington Post reporters to create a book about their ordeal.

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3:12 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

State Files New Execution Procedure

The state's new execution policy filed in federal court today would allow prisons officials to execute death row inmates with doses of a lethal injection drug prepared by specialized pharmacies, amid difficulties securing the sedative last used by the state.

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7:30 am
Tue October 1, 2013

Composting Program Launched At State Prison

State prisons and the environmental officials have launched a composting program to keep more than 600 tons of prison food waste out of the landfill.

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7:48 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

State Searches For New Source Of Execution Drugs

When the state executed Harry Mitts earlier this week, it used the last of its execution drug.

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6:27 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Guards' Union Criticizes Probe Of Inmate Suicides

The union representing Ohio prison guards says the scope of a state-commissioned review on inmate suicides is too narrow and does not address the broader issues affecting the state's prison system.

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7:53 am
Tue September 17, 2013

State Releases Report On Inmate's Suicide

State officials say one and possibly two prison guards falsified an electronic log documenting checks on a death row inmate who committed suicide days before his scheduled execution.

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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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