Wednesday, 17 October 2012 21:39

New laws help ex-inmates in Ohio find jobs

Hundreds of individuals are released from prison and back into communities annually across Ohio, and the Rev. Willie Peterson wants them to know where to seek help.

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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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A federal judge on Tuesday, Oct. 2, ended the court's oversight of Ohio's prison medical system after finding that health care and services for the nearly 50,000 inmates have greatly improved over the last seven years.

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 By German Lopez 

 A state audit of the private prison sold by Gov. John Kasich last year found the prison is only meeting 66.7 percent of the state’s standards. The report, released last week, found a total of 47 violations in a northeastern Ohio prison owned by Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), which the state government sold to CCA last year as part of a privatization push set out in Ohio’s 2012-13 budget.

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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.

Published in Prison Legal News

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

Published in Prison Legal News
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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Jan. 22, 2011
Written by Nancy Averett / Guest columnist
OHIO - Increasingly, experts believe delinquent youth incarceration is harmful, ineffective and wasteful, that it has the exact opposite impact of its intent: promoting public safety. As the Annie E. Casey Foundation noted in its an October 2011 report "No Place for Kids: The Case for Reducing Juvenile Incarceration," systemic mistreatment of confined youth has been documented in the youth corrections systems of 22 states, including Ohio, since 2000.

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By Leslie Walker and Jean Trounstine/Guest columnists

MetroWest Daily News
Posted Jan 01, 2012 @ 12:29 AM

Massachusetts prisons are rapidly moving into the ranks of the most overcrowded and expensive in the country — and Metrowest facilities are among the biggest offenders. Two “Three Strikes and You’re Out” bills passed the Massachusetts House and Senate recently will only make a bad situation worse

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By AP  | December 29, 2011

MARION, Ohio (AP) — David Kah will report to the same job in the same training kitchen at Ohio's 17-year-old state prison in Marion in January — but much about his life will be changed.

Kah (pronounced KAY) is leaving the public payroll and taking a job with Management & Training Corp., the Centerville, Utah-based prison vendor that takes over operation of North Central Correctional Institution on Saturday. The longtime culinary arts instructor, who's 67, says he'll see significant reductions in pay and vacation days, but he's looking forward to the new operator's plans for his program.

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