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 [...]
Medical Reforms Cut $26 Million In Spending In Ohio Prisons
Authorities say Ohio prisons cut more than $26 million from inmate medical expenses last year.
That’s according to a new report from the Correctional Institution Inspection Committee released Wednesday. It shows a 15.2-percent reduction in prison medical expenses last year.
A $2 inmate co-pay, mail-order drugs, requiring prisoners to buy their own aspirin, and other measures allowed the savings.
The state paid $188.3 million for prison medical expenses last year, compared with 211.5 million in 2011, and $222.8 million in 2010.
The report also showed that the number of inmate patient visits to nurses and doctors dropped by 25 percent last year from 2009.
Correctional Institution Inspection Committee is a legislative agency that monitors and reports on state prisons.