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Troubles Found At Ohio Prison

The Dayton Daily News reports a surprise inspection conducted by state legislators and staffers in January at the privately-operated Lake Erie Correctional Institution in Conneaut found rampant criminal activity inside.Inspectors also found several safety and security problems. The operator of the prison, Corrections Corporation of America, says security upgrades and a crackdown on prison gangs have made the lockup safer. Ohio sold the 18-hundred inmate prison in January of last year.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.