The suburban ranch-style home in Ohio where humor writer Erma Bombeck launched her nationally syndicated column has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.
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.