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: 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.