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.

Akron Children's Hospital

Metro RTA

The Holden Arboretum


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


ACLU wants investigation into Ariel Castro suicide
Third suicide in six weeks at Ohio prison
by WKSU's TIM RUDELL


Reporter
Tim Rudell
 
Ohio Correctional Reception Center in the Columbus suburb of Orient, OH
Courtesy of Ohio.gov
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

Ariel Castro’s death is the seventh case this year of a prisoner taking his own life in an Ohio jail…And the second high-profile inmate suicide in a month at an Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections facility.  WKSU’s Tim Rudell reports.

Click to listen

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:13)


Spate of suicides
On August 4th, thirty-one days before Ariel Castro was found hanged in his cell at the Ohio Correctional Reception Center near Columbus, and thirty-seven miles south,CCI administration building death row inmate Billy Slagle was found hanging in his cell at the State’s Chillicothe Correctional Institution . 

And, while investigations into those deaths are getting underway, a probe into the apparent suicide of another inmate at Chillicothe is still wrapping up.  Randy Smith, serving twelve years for vehicular homicide. died July 23rd when he jumped or fell from a roof top at the prison. 

More investigation
With the Castro news, the Ohio ACLU is calling for a more intense look at what is happening. Spokesman Mike Brickner. “There are questions as to whether Mr. Castro was properly screened for suicide risk and mental illness.  Our Prison officials need to account for how he was evaluated and he was able to commit suicide.   And not just to get answers in Mr. Castro’s case, but also to prevent this from occurring again.”

National Bureau of Justice Statistics data shows Ohio’s rate of twelve suicides per one-hundred-thousand prison inmates is below the national average of sixteen per hundred-thousand. 


Related WKSU Stories

Cleveland kidnappper Ariel Castro found dead in cell
Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Cuyahoga County prosecutor is unremorseful over Castro
Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Bill makes repeat violent sexual assaults punishable by death
Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Two Cleveland homes near captivity site to be razed
Monday, August 26, 2013

Cleveland kidnap victims turn down captor’s money
Thursday, August 8, 2013

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

Ohio lawmakers compromise on teacher evaluation changes
The problem schools have is too much government intervention so what do the Republicans do...add more. As a conservative this liberal style is why I left the p...

What the U.S. Supreme Court ruling means for early voting
r.gov trying to slow down voters to stop the people from voting out the r. govener

Cleveland Orchestra heads home from Europe
So proud to be a lifetime Clevelander! Yes, our Orchestra is the best ambassador a city could hope for! My wife and I happened to hear the European Festival T...

Northeast Ohio undocumented immigrants praying for a miracle
Stop it, just stop it. They are not undocumented but illegal aliens. I live in a 'sanctuary' city and it's not pretty. Dahlberg is a notorious trouble maker in ...

Ohio survey shows low-income people are choosing phones over food
Where is this study published? no sign of it on google scholar. is there a cite

The Akron Sound rocks the porches
fabulous group interview! you covered so much in so little time. wish i could be there for porch rockr.

Head of Ohio Dems says Kasich administration is lying about Suarez contacts
when Kasich's mouth is open , he's lying. Look what he did at Lehmans brothers and then lied about it all during the campaign. If a GOP didn't lie, he or she ...

Canton's Basilica of St. John absorbs news of the pope at morning Mass
Hello Chris,Marina,and Patrice, I just read this article and you all look great. I'm on facebook Jean Dutcher in blue and white stripped blouse. I"M so glad to ...

Exploradio: Avoiding the 'acting-white' trap
Growing-up black and being black should not determine that you will not speak well or will not be a high achiever in your goals in life.But society te nds to la...

Charter-school supporters to rally at Statehouse
I am on the bus now headed to the rally. Horizon is an excellent school. My son is is 7 th grade. The teachers and administrators are top notch and spend so m...

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