Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
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.