This February marks the 100th anniversary of an Ohio State tradition. Since 1915, the chimes have been part of University life, housed in one of the oldest and most unique buildings on campus. WOSU’s Tom Rieland has this profile on the Chimes of Orton Hall…
In a rare death row interview, Donald Palmer says he’s ready to die next week for murdering two people in 1989.
Jimmy Dimora was convicted of racketeering, bribery and other counts. His trial capped an investigation that led to more than 50 convictions involving county officials, employees and contractors who traded bribes for government jobs and contracts.
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.
Ohio has about 3,200 prisoners who were sentenced before the state passed a mandatory minimum sentence law. Advocates say those “old law” prisoners should be paroled.
The sentence comes after Michael A. Fox pleased guilty to charges of helping an attorney get a $1 million contract with a southwest Ohio county.
Privatization of the North Central Correctional Institution is part of a state restructuring that state leaders say will save $13 million a year.
A law aimed at shrinking Ohio’s prison population to about 47,000 inmates by 2015 takes effect Friday, part of an overhaul of the way Ohio punishes criminals and sentences them to prison.
Most of the action this week is set for legislative committees, not for actual floor votes in the House and Senate. A new proposed $55 billion state budget, already OK’d in the House, is set for four hearings in the Senate finance committee.
The plan to privatize five prisons has some critics worrying – they’re wondering how it can jibe with the goals of prison sentencing reform.