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A “Mass Inmate Disturbance” At SEORJ Ended With Flash Bangs, Tear Gas And No Injuries

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Officers used flash bangs and tear gas to stop a mass inmate disturbance at the regional jail Thursday afternoon. No injuries to law enforcement or inmates were reported, said Athens County Sheriff Rodney Smith. Smith said he received a call for help around 2:50 p.m. from the warden at the Southeastern… Read More

The Southern Ohio Correctional Facility

State Prison Inmates May be Offered Tattoo Removal Services

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State prison officials say inmates in Ohio prisons may soon be offered tattoo removal services. The Dayton Daily News reports that Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Director Annette Chambers-Smith says the state is researching costs and logistics of removing tattoos on prisoners’ faces, necks and hands. She says tattoos can hurt inmates’… Read More