WOSU News Archives For: December 15, 2004

Ohio prison meat plant keeps close track of knives and other sharp instruments.

12:00AM
December
15, 2004

A group of prisoners at the Pickaway Correctional Institution in Orient has started training as meat-cutters at a new slaughterhouse and processing plant on prison grounds in Orient. Its part of a plan by the Ohio Department of Rehabilition and Corrections to save taxpayers millions of dollars annually and give inmates a marketable job skill. But, inmates with knives? The head of the state prison system says not to worry.