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Ohio’s Daily Caseload Increasing as Nursing Homes, Prisons Report More COVID-19 Cases

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio’s Daily Caseload Increasing as Nursing Homes, Prisons Report More COVID-19 Cases

By Jake Zuckerman Ohio’s curve might be un-flattening. State health officials are detecting COVID-19 cases at an increasing pace, as Gov. Mike DeWine is set to begin a phased-in reopening of the economy beginning May 1. After a slow start in early April, officials have reported increasing amounts of new cases for the last six days […]

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Community Group Demanding More Action for Prison Public Health Crisis

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Community Group Demanding More Action for Prison Public Health Crisis

On Wednesday, April 15, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction announced that a total of three inmates have died at the Pickaway Correctional Institution in Orient, Ohio. The first inmate died over the weekend and tested positive posthumously. The other two are presumed positive for COVID-19. This comes after the death of a staff […]

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Inmates, Staff Fear Prisons Could Become COVID-19 Hotspots

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Inmates, Staff Fear Prisons Could Become COVID-19 Hotspots

By Jake Zuckerman In the Toledo Correctional Institution, Rufus Bowman keeps his two rescue inhalers and hand sanitizer close. He has severe, chronic asthma, leaving him especially vulnerable to COVID-19. As the new coronavirus that causes the disease continues its steady penetration of Ohio’s prisons, Bowman’s wife is terrified. “This is a death sentence to these […]

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Coronavirus Update: Possible Prison Releases, COSI Layoffs & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: Possible Prison Releases, COSI Layoffs & More

As of Friday, April 3, Franklin County has 503 cases of COVID-19 of the state’s reported 3,312 cases. Ohio’s death count rose to 91, while the county remained at five. Positive COVID-19 related news to end the week comes from Boston beer company Samuel Adams and its restaurant worker fund, and the encouraging numbers coming […]

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National Prison Strike Calls for End to “Modern-Day Slavery”

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega National Prison Strike Calls for End to “Modern-Day Slavery”

The debate around criminal justice reform has long been limited to the manner by which potential suspects are arrested, charged, convicted and sentenced for their crimes. In mainstream conversations, not much has been said about the treatment of those who are already incarcerated, what kind of wages they earn for the labor they do, what […]

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