Prison Conditions http://wyso.org en Ohio Prison Guards Union Seeks Additional Officiers http://wyso.org/post/ohio-prison-guards-union-seeks-additional-officiers <p></p><p>COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The union representing Ohio prison guards wants an extra 400 officers to combat what it calls a sharp increase in the number of serious assaults by inmates on staff.</p><p>The union says an upcoming state budget proposal of 89 officers at three individual prisons is not enough and will lead to more injuries and added workers' comp and overtime costs.</p><p>The Ohio Civil Service Employees Association said Thursday the major assault rate has hit a 7-year high even as nearly 850 guard positions have been cut.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:51:15 +0000 Associated Press 47671 at http://wyso.org Problems with Ohio Prison Doctor http://wyso.org/post/problems-ohio-prison-doctor <p>COLUMBUS, Ohio - The state has found the actions of an Ohio prison doctor problematic following an investigation into the suicide of an inmate under the doctor's care.</p><p>Dr. Myron Shank resigned during the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction's review of Gregory Stamper's suicide June 1.</p><p>In a report obtained by the Associated Press Wednesday, the department cited several issues with Shank's work at Allen Correctional Center in Lima.</p><p>The state says Shank failed to follow up with patients and discontinued medication without first meeting with patients.</p> Thu, 11 Aug 2011 11:55:42 +0000 Associated Press 2955 at http://wyso.org