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


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Ohio Correctional Reception Center in the Columbus suburb of Orient, OH
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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.

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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. 


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