Correctional Institution Inspection Committee

The Correctional Institution Inspection Committee, which survived a legislative push to eliminate it, might have its duties shifted to the state inspector general's office under an idea lawmakers are considering.

The Correctional Institution Inspection Committee says the number of state prison inmates increased 15.1 percent from 2005 to 2016.

The Correctional Institution Inspection Committee says the state is saving more than 10 million dollars a year by using a private company to feed inmates, but complaints have sharply increased.

The state's Correctional Institution Inspection Committee says Ohio's most violent prison is in Warren County. 

A Correctional Institution Inspection Committee report says one in five Ohio prison inmates is a sex offender.

A report on Ohio prison homicides in the past 15 years says most killers already were serving time for violent crimes.

A state lawmaker is calling on the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction to investigate the Dayton Correctional Institution.

A state legislative prisons inspection committee is drawing attention to a series of videos it recently discovered that provide a detailed look at the aftermath of the 1993 Lucasville prison riot. 

Budget Cuts Trigger Cuts In Inmate Community Service

Oct 13, 2014

A new report says budget cuts have contributed to a drop in the number of community service hours performed by Ohio prison inmates.  

Lawmakers Get Update On Prison Food Contractor

Jul 31, 2014
Ohio Public Radio

The director of the Ohio legislature's Correctional Institution Inspection Committee says concerns about the private vendor hired to feed state prison inmates are legitimate.

A legislative committee is getting updates on complaints facing the private food vendor that won the contract to feed Ohio inmates.

A new report shows the percentage of Ohio inmates in recognized gangs varies sharply between institutions, but remains steady at 16 percent of the overall prison population.

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections says it plans to install screens on windows in prison cells for death row inmates to keep birds from flying inside.

Inmates on Ohio's death row are complaining about birds and bird droppings getting into their cells through open windows.

A new report by a legislative watchdog for state criminal justice programs shows guards in youth prisons are more often resorting to force to control inmates.

A state report shows force was used disproportionately by Ohio prison staff against African-American inmates last year.