News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

NOCHE

Metro RTA

Akron General


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Crime and Courts


State report raises more concerns about Ohio's private prison
Corrections Corporation says things are improving at Lake Erie Correctional
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


Web Editor
M.L. Schultze
 
In The Region:

The state’s watchdog for prisons has again found major problems at Ohio’s only privately owned prison. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more on the latest report on the Lake Erie Correctional Institution.

SCHULTZE: Prison report

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:08)


The food is rated “good.” So are mental health and education services.

But when it comes to things like assaults, staff accountability and access to what are called “purposeful activities” – including the library -- the Lake Erie Correctional Institution shows a “need of improvement.”

That’s the worst of the four ratings by Ohio’s Correctional Institution Inspection Committee, which visited the private prison in Conneaut in late January and issued its report last week.

The committee says inmate-on-inmate assaults nearly doubled from 2010 to 2012, and assaults against staff tripled. It says staff turnover is high and morale is low.

Lake Erie had been run for a company called Management & Training Corp. But in late 2011, Corrections Corporation of America paid nearly $73 million to buy the state prison outright – the first such deal in the country. And last year, it made room for 300 more inmates by moving bunk beds into day and programming space.

A statement from the company says it is proud of what it has done to ensure prisoners have “safe secure housing and quality rehabilitation” at a significant savings to taxpayers.  It notes that the state report includes a period before Corrections Corporation took over and  says gang activity and criminal incidents were both down in 2012.

 

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

A small group of tea party and Democrats protest at Kasich campaign stop
Enjoyed your excellent coverage of the statehouse for sometime now, never dreamed I'd be on. The feedback from people has been great. Thank you. Doris Adams

Top staffers are leaving the FitzGerald gubernatorial campaign
I's too bad that the dirt on Fitzgerald dug up by Kasich's operatives and publicized heavily by the Yellow Plain Dealer has caused the weak staffers of the Fitz...

Churches come together to welcome and include Gay Games athletes
Nicely done!!! A little known fact about the El Salvadoran and Columbian scholarships.. A big thank you to the Faith Community for their support of Gay Games 9....

What do Ohio farmers need to do to control Lake Erie problems?
This was a great article, thank you, Karen Schaefer. There was an error- Roger Wise is the past president of the Ohio Farmer's Union; not the Ohio Farm Bureau ...

Registration for the 2014 Gay Games ends Monday at midnight
Judy Benson and Sally Tatnall are loved and appreciated by all in our community and throughout the US for their untiring work for OLOC and for educating the com...

Like any family, the Gay Games has its generation gaps
Great article ... important perspective.

Gay Games rodeo: Changing stereotypes
Robin, Thank you for a fine piece of recorded history. This is history in the making; a gay, Asian man, one of the last bronc riders in IGRA, and Rodeo at Gay G...

Ohio lawmakers hold hearing on prison food problems
So you fine them..this has been going onand the law makers are aware of this issue.I have been told by many about the maggots and rotten food not fit for a dog ...

Interview with early Beatle Pete Best
"the Leshdu (?) Quartet.." Actually that's the Les Stewart Quartet. George Harrison was in that band at the same time as the Quarry Men.

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University