Several hundred people gathered Tuesday night in east Columbus to protest a Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for shooting and killing Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.
A correction officer taken hostage by three inmates at a northeast Ohio county jail has been released unharmed, and the inmates have been taken to a maximum-security facility.
Former Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro says a man serving a life prison sentence may have been wrongly convicted.
The most recent state inspection reports show the Fairfield County jail system often holds twice its maximum number of inmates and doesn’t meet minimum standards.
The Ohio ACLU said some Ohioans are being wrongfully jailed because theyâ€™re too poor to pay court-imposed fines. WOSU reports seven courts received letters Thursday detailing the allegations.
The settlements were tied to a federal class-action lawsuit that accuses Franklin County jailers of using excessive force with stun guns.
The corrections department stopped doing the inspections in 2008 after the number of inspectors dropped from four to one because of budget cuts.
The program would help people leaving prison by giving them a shot at many professional licenses issued by the state.
The controversial landlord whose rental home caught fire in December killing three people went to jail Wednesday afternoon. WOSU reports the families of the victims were not satisfied with the sentence.
31-year-old Jeremiah Searles reportedly escaped from an annex outside the Southeastern Correctional Institution by climbing a razor wire covered- fence late Sunday. He was taken back into custody Wednesday evening.
A Franklin County judge set bond for former Ohio State quarterback who has been charged with felony theft.