This February marks the 100th anniversary of an Ohio State tradition. Since 1915, the chimes have been part of University life, housed in one of the oldest and most unique buildings on campus. WOSU’s Tom Rieland has this profile on the Chimes of Orton Hall…
Ohio Death Row Moving to Youngstown
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction officials announced Tuesday that nearly 200 death row inmates will be moved from Mansfield to the Ohio State Penitentiary in Youngstown. Officials say moving the site of death row to the administrative maximum prison in Youngstown is a cost-saving measure. Two inmates attempted to escape from the Mansfield Correctional Institution last month. However, prisons department spokeswoman Andrea Dean says, security at Mansfield was not a factor in the decision to remove death row. About half of the 486 inmates currently at the Ohio State Penitentiary are classified as maximum security or higher. The average annual cost of housing an inmate at the Penitentiary is $57,549.20.
To hear Andrea Dean of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction’s discussion with WOSU’s Marilyn Smith, click the Listen icon.