Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections

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

Prison Guard Resigns Following Inmate Suicide

Nov 1, 2013

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.

Death Row Inmate Challenging Use Of New Lethal Injection Drugs

Oct 29, 2013

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.

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.

State Files New Execution Procedure

Oct 4, 2013

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.

Composting Program Launched At State Prison

Oct 1, 2013

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.

State Searches For New Source Of Execution Drugs

Sep 26, 2013

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

Guards' Union Criticizes Probe Of Inmate Suicides

Sep 19, 2013

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.

State Releases Report On Inmate's Suicide

Sep 17, 2013

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.

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.

Third Inmate Suicide In Two Months

Sep 11, 2013

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

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

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

Inmate Escapes During Work Detail

Aug 6, 2013

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

ACLU Calls On State To Stop Prison Brownouts

Jul 18, 2013

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.

Audits Show Problems With Prison Food Company

Jul 15, 2013

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.

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

Prisoner Suicide Results In Lawsuit

May 31, 2013

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. 

Escaped Inmate Recaptured

May 23, 2013

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.

Dog Bites Off Part Of Inmate's Nose

May 2, 2013

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.