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Eric Nantell, former correctional supervisor at Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex, was convicted of depriving the inmate’s civil rights, tampering with a witness victim or informant and making false statements
The lawsuit alleges that juvenile detainees had their civil rights infringed upon at the Adair County facility and that the center failed to properly train staff
Jeff Rhinerson will support court security officers in upholding the safety and integrity of the Judicial Center in his role as a court security assistant
The settlement requires Big Sandy to revise policies to provide access to all three forms of FDA-approved medications to people with opioid use disorder.
Despite a substantial funding hike, enduring staffing challenges persistent in the state’s juvenile justice system
The Franklin County Regional Jail inmate died after she jumped out of the transport vehicle’s window, police said
In response to riots and assaults at the Department of Juvenile Justice, legislation was passed to increase staff salaries, enhance security, among other measures
Prior to the changes, anyone wearing head coverings, regardless of what it was, had to remove the head coverings when being booked at the jail
Ohio corrections officials said investigators determined the inmates left the correctional facility “after concealing themselves in a dumpster”
In the program, inmates can take online classes on information technology, problem-solving, personal development, job skills and other areas
The COs admitted they witnessed fellow officers assault a nonviolent inmate who was lying face down in a shower cell wearing handcuffs and leg shackles
The four have their sentencing postponed as there are additional “targets” that will face charges for participating in or covering up the assault
The juvenile justice bills ended up with bipartisan support, praised by outside observers
Official: “Detention is ineffective. It’s expensive. And it produces even worse conduct. But that’s the first instinct: ‘Lock ‘em up!’”
Another bill is calling for a $500K audit of eight juvenile detention centers