Columbus artist Jenny Fine says her camera has become a tool for facilitating intimacy between herself and her family, and nowhere is that more evident than in her “Flat Granny” series, soon to be on view at the Dublin Arts Council. The artist photographed her grandmother during the last ten years of her life.
Mentally Ill Ex-Ohio Offenders Get More Medication
Ohio will double the amount of medication it provides to mentally ill inmates as they leave prison in hopes of easing their transition and keeping them from committing new crimes.
The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction also is developing a program that could give the same inmates a prescription for up to two additional months of drugs, though they would have to find a way to pay for them.
DRC’s Chief of Correctional Care Stuart Hudson said internal budget adjustments will pay for the program’s expected $220,000 annual cost.
The change means inmates will receive 30 days of medicine when they leave instead of 14, for illnesses such as severe depression or schizophrenia.
An unsuccessful federal lawsuit in 2010 criticized Ohio’s post-release treatment of mentally ill inmates.