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 [...]
Prison System To Resume Jail Inspections
Ohio prisons officials haven’t completed annual inspections of local jails since 2008 but plan to resume the checks soon on a biennial basis.
The corrections department stopped doing the inspections after the number of inspectors dropped from four to one because of budget cuts.
Administrator Roger Wilson says the state checks jails in response to complaints but has focused instead on creating better standards for jails, which processes hundreds of thousands of people annually. Critics say the lack of inspections at the 349 county and city jails in Ohio could jeopardize inmates’ health and safety.