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State Rep Calls For Investigation Into Dayton Prison

Dayton Correctional Institution
April 2, 2015

A state representative is calling on state prison officials to investigate a Dayton women’s prison after multiple allegations of sexual contact between staff and inmates, guards bringing drugs into the prison, and an increase in the use of force.

Ohio Sheriff Sentenced To 7 Years For Public Corruption

Pat Kelly
Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly was sentenced to seven years in prison on corruption charges.
March 20, 2015

A southeastern Ohio sheriff found guilty of more than a dozen public corruption charges has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

Ex-Ohio Lawmaker Sees Early Prison Release Denied A 2nd Time

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A court has denied an early release from prison for former Ohio lawmaker Clayton Luckie.
March 11, 2015

A judge has denied a former Ohio lawmaker’s second request for early release from prison.

Ohio Prisons Chief Pushes For More Early Release

State leaders say Ohio is paying $1 million a year to care for 58 people, including two who are on life support and brain dead.
6, 2015

Ohio prison officials want to be able to save money by releasing inmates who require round-the-clock medical care or are otherwise incapacitated.

Ohio Man Pleads Guilty In 4 Slayings In Bucyrus

Donald Hoffman_charged in 4 Bucyrus murders
41 year old Donald Hoffman will serve life in prison after pleading guilty to killing four men in their Bucyrus homes.
January 14, 2015

An Ohio man has pleaded guilty to killing four men at their homes last fall in the small city of Bucyrus and been sentenced to life in prison under a deal with prosecutors.

Report: More Reforms Needed In Lucasville Prison

The Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, which saw massive riots in 1993.
December 16, 2014

A prisons inspection committee says work still needs to be done at one of the state’s toughest lock-ups, where inmates continue to report concerns about racism and excessive use of force.

Ohio Supreme Court To Hear Appeal From Former Death Row Inmate

Dale Johnston spent seven years on Ohio's death row to two murders he didn't commit. Another man later confessed to the killings.
November 13, 2014

The Ohio Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments in the case of Dale Johnston, a Grove City man seeking compensation for serving seven years on death row for two murders he didn’t commit.

Judge Grants Jailed Ohio Lawmaker Early Release

Former Ohio lawmaker Carlton Weddington gets an early release from prison.
October 30, 2014

A judge has granted early release from prison to former Ohio lawmaker Carlton Weddington, who was convicted of accepting trips, gifts and campaign cash in exchange for promising to introduce legislation.

Ohio Prisoner With Leprosy Moved From Hospital

An Ohio inmate diagnosed with leprosy gets transferred to a state prison medical facility in Columbus.
23, 2014

An inmate diagnosed with leprosy has been released from Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and transferred to a state prison department medical facility in Columbus.

Ohio To Study 3 Types Of Prison Security Drones

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October 1, 2014

Ohio’s prisons agency says it will study three types of drones as it weighs whether to use the devices to keep an eye on inmates in two prisons.