The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC), directed by Gary Mohr, has released a statement saying that it would not seek to privatize any more prisons owned by the state.

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Ohio Jail Police in southwest Ohio are perplexed about why a woman tried to sneak into a county jail before telling authorities to arrest her.

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Ohio would readily welcome some ex-inmates back into the workforce under a bill that's expected to be signed by the Governor.

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Tuesday, 13 March 2012 18:32

Ohio inmates pay for their prison stay

County has collected nearly $30,000 in two months.  The Columbus Dispatch

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A southeastern Ohio prosecutor is trying to help the county's budget by pursuing financial restitution from jail inmates who've been convicted of crimes.

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Wednesday, 28 December 2011 16:33

Courts won’t give up on fines

Judges determined to collect old fees despite a plan to clear ledgers.

COLUMBUSOhio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor says judges and clerks of court will continue to aggressively try to collect unpaid court fines and costs, even if the legislature passes a new bill.House Bill 247 passed the Ohio House by a vote of 92-0 last week, it would allow judges to declare old debts uncollectible and allow them to take them off their ledgers. The bill was introduced in the Senate on Thursday.

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