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Gov. Mike DeWine speaks at a Statehouse press conference in September.
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Gov. Mike DeWine has signed an executive order to create a panel that will review Ohio’s parole system and how those who leave prison are supervised.

Gov. Mike DeWine speaking at a meeting of the Ohio Jail Advisory Board.
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Gov. Mike DeWine says the state is keeping a close eye on the Cuyahoga County jail system and the problems it’s had with inmate deaths and use of force, but adds that fixing those problems might require looking at the bigger picture.

The head of Ohio’s government watchdog agency has found what he’s calling “rampant fraud, waste and abuse” in the inmate vocational training program that operates 33 shops at 13 prisons. The report now goes on to the Franklin County Prosecutor’s office.

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Ohio carried out its first execution of the year this morning, using a three-drug mixture to execute Robert Van Hook for the 1985 murder of a Cincinnati man after the two met at a nightclub. 

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A Dayton area parole officer is in trouble following an investigation by the state’s top investigative watchdog. 

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Gov. John Kasich’s office is not confirming or denying reports that the state’s youth and adult prison systems might merge in the future.

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Union activists say they are not happy with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction’s decision to shutter ten prison farms.