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Report: More Reforms Needed In Lucasville Prison

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The Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, which saw massive riots in 1993.
8:42AM
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

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Dale Johnston spent seven years on Ohio's death row to two murders he didn't commit. Another man later confessed to the killings.
8:55AM
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

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Former Ohio lawmaker Carlton Weddington gets an early release from prison.
11:16AM
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

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An Ohio inmate diagnosed with leprosy gets transferred to a state prison medical facility in Columbus.
11:19AM
October
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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11:33AM
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.
11:39AM
September
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.
2:33PM
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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7:29AM
July
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

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The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction holds tours Wednesday at the prison, 50 miles south of Columbus.
9:40AM
July
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.

Maggots Found In Food At Prisons In Marysville, Trumbull County

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Aramark Correctional Services is a private company with the contract to feed Ohio prison inmates.
8:31AM
July
8, 2014

The private company charged with feeding Ohio prison inmates says maggots were found in food and serving equipment at two Ohio prisons.