The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) have hired independent corrections experts to conduct a study on Ohio prison suicides after two inmates committed suicide within one month of each other.
Robeson County has faced several issues recently with the closure of the Robeson County Correctional Center (RCCC) on Aug. 1. The jail, one of five to be closed in N.C., was shut down to help the state save money. The prison closures stem from Gov. Pat McCrory’s budget of $20.6 billion for the state.
The American Correctional Association (ACA) has certified five correctional facilities under the operation of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) in its 143rd Congress of Correction.
Missouri Department of Corrections (MDOC) Director George Lombardi began his career in corrections in 1972 as an intern working toward his master’s degree in psychology. Having the option of either serving his internship at the state hospital or the Missouri State Penitentiary, Lombardi chose to begin his career with the MDOC with no knowledge of the industry or the great waves of evolution he would witness in the span of his career.
Many states are investigating new ways of lowering inmate populations and easing the financial burden of overcrowding on state and county correctional facilities, including Ohio.
Portage County was expected to launch a corrections program that could eventually serve as a model for the entire state of Ohio, according to Portage County Justice Program Director Ross Rick.