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Ohio Man Pleads Guilty In 4 Slayings In Bucyrus

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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.

Inmate Escapes From Ohio Correctional Facility

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An Ohio inmate escapes from Northwest Community Correction Center in Bowling Green on Wednesday night.
18, 2014

Authorities say they are searching for an inmate who escaped from a northwest Ohio correctional facility.

Union: Prison Learned Of Escape Plans Day Earlier

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A Union representative says prison officials in Lima were warned the day ahead of a prison escape by convicted killer T. J Lane.
September 12, 2014

The union representing Ohio guards says prison officials were warned about an escape the day before three inmates scrambled over a fence for a few hours of freedom before being recaptured.

Prison Guards Blame Food Vendor For Maggots, Security Problems

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31, 2014

There are problems with maggots, food shortages and contraband in state prisons, and the committee that inspects those facilities is blaming a private vendor hired by the prison system.

Solar Panel Array To Help Heat, Power Ohio Prison

The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction holds tours Wednesday at the prison, 50 miles south of Columbus.
16, 2014

Ohio has unveiled a large solar project at a prison aimed at saving $245,000 in annual energy costs while training inmates to install and maintain the panels as a route to future jobs.