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Is There Finally Some Agreement On The Need For Bail Reform In Ohio?

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKSU) — In the early 1980s, Robin Turner got caught up in the world of drugs. She was arrested and incarcerated pending trial until her brother helped her post bond. “I lost my housing. I had to pack up and move and move back in with my mom,” she said. Today, she is… Read More

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Meigs Murder Suspect Arraigned

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POMEROY, Ohio (WOUB) –  A West Virginia man was arraigned today in relation to the killing of former Wahama High School football star and Meigs County resident Kane Roush. Jaquan Hall, 21, from Charleston, WV, was extradited to Ohio to face charges for Roush’s death. Hall has been charged with aggravated murder, an unclassified felony,… Read More

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Law Enforcement Jockeying For Jail Space During Pandemic

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Local residents have been venting their frustrations on the Nelsonville Police Department’s Facebook page as people arrested for crimes are turned loose because the jail cannot take them. “What’s the point when they’re just released and then trusted to appear in court,” reads one comment. “Makes my damn blood boil,” reads… Read More

This Feb. 20, 2019 file photo, shows the exterior of the Cuyahoga County Corrections Center in Cleveland.

Cuyahoga County Jail Official Pleads Guilty to Misdemeanor Charges

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CLEVELAND (AP) – A troubled county jail system’s associate warden accused of ordering a corrections officer to turn off his body camera after an inmate’s fatal overdose and lying to investigators has pleaded guilty in Cleveland to misdemeanor charges. Fifty-four-year-old Eric Ivey, of Euclid, pleaded guilty Monday to obstruction of justice and falsification charges. Ivey… Read More

This Feb. 20, 2019 file photo, shows the exterior of the Cuyahoga County Corrections Center in Cleveland.

Inspection Finds Persistent Problems at Northern Ohio County’s Jail

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CLEVELAND (AP) — A state inspection of a troubled county jail in Cleveland in early July found that problems with medical care, sanitation and inmate lockdowns persist months after they were first cited in federal and state inspections, according to a memo obtained by The Associated Press. Officials from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and… Read More

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Coroner: Woman Who Died in Jail Swallowed Unknown Substance

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NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio (AP) – A coroner says a woman who died in a county jail in Ohio ingested a package containing a yet unknown substance. The Coshocton Tribune reports Tuscarawas County Coroner Jeff Cameron says it could take six to eight weeks for the completion of toxicology tests to determine what 21-year-old Megan Larrick… Read More

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Woman Arrested for Minor Violation Found Dead in Ohio Jail

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NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio (AP) – Authorities say a 21-year-old woman arrested on a warrant for failing to appear in court has been found dead in a northeast Ohio county jail. The New Philadelphia Times-Reporter reports Megan Larrick, of New Philadelphia, was found dead Thursday afternoon at the Tuscarawas County Jail. The Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office… Read More