Orient Correctional Reception Center

Karen Kasler

10 prison workers have been named as involved in the February beating and death of a Columbus man who’d arrived at a Pickaway County facility just two weeks earlier to start his sentence for a stabbing. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports on the results of a months-long investigation by the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction could result in disciplinary action and even criminal charges.

An inmate died in his cell at an Ohio prison after becoming combative and injuring two guards, officials said.

According to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Michael McDaniel, 55, struggled as the guards tried to remove him from his cell at the Correctional Reception Center in Orient on Saturday.

The inmate declined medical attention, according to officials, but later collapsed. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The guards were treated for their injuries and released.

Ohio Public Radio

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