Statewide News
1:51 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Ohio Prison Guards Union Seeks Additional Officiers

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.

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.

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.

Statewide News
7:04 am
Tue March 18, 2014

State Makes Changes to Local Jail Standards

The rules on meals, showers and other issues in local jails may soon be changing. The state prisons department says the new rules will give local law enforcement more flexibility.

A legislative agency has allowed the state whittle down the amount of standards for local jails.

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12:21 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Ohio Law Enforcement Officials Call On Congress To Expand Preschool

From left, Neil Browning, Cynthia Rees and Clark County Sheriff Gene Kelly at Clark County Jail
Lewis Wallace WYSO

A national coalition of law enforcement officials is calling on Congress to fully fund preschool programs for low-income kids. Over 30 Ohio police chiefs, sheriffs and prosecutors have signed a letter to Congress asking legislators to pass President Obama’s proposal to put $75 billion into early childhood education over ten years. They say it would ultimately pay itself off in the reduced costs of incarceration.

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