95 percent of ancient Ohio was forested. But centuries ago there were also small regions of prairie. Tall grasses and wildflowers were part of the prairie ecology and so were bison. Researchers near Columbus are trying to reestablish a prairie / bison ecosystem.
Report: Ohio Prisons Ripe For Another Lucasville
The leader of the labor group that represents most of Ohioâ€™s prison employees says conditions are ripe for another riot like the one that was waged in Lucasville two decades ago.
Christopher Mabe with the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association says a new report shows lockups are unsafe.
“The corrections inspections committee this week came out with a report that the influence of security threat groups is on the rise, with one in six inmates being affiliated to a prison gang,” Mabe says.
“At the same time, violence in the prison has also risen in some key areas, particularly violence against staff, and thatâ€™s just not acceptable.”
Mabe says prisons need millions of dollars more to hire more guards and provide services that make lockups safer.