On this episode of Broad & High, an artist profile: Dennis DeVendra, a blind woodturner. Also a look at Dangerdust, the anonymous chalk artist duo from Columbus College of Arts and Design, Helping Hands Center an arts & autism based in Clintonville, Petali Teas and D’Art the Gallery Kitty at Dublin Arts Council.
Report Praises Changes In Ohio’s Youth Prisons
A new report is praising Ohio’s approach to reducing its juvenile prison population.
The Department of Youth Services now houses fewer than 700 inmates, a third of what Ohio used to hold in juvenile detention centers.
The report from a department-appointed monitor says programs for placing young offenders in community centers have produced what it calls impressive results.
The report is part of a court-order review system stemming from a 2004 lawsuit that alleged a culture of violence at Ohio’s youth prisons.