Ohio Announces Prison Farms Closures, Union Files Injunction

By Lindsey Coulter
Ten prison farms across Ohio may soon close as part of a state plan to sell the properties and devote the proceeds to inmate employment and rehabilitation programs, Director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections Gary Mohr told the Associated Press last month. The move to close the facilities and liquidate all assets prompted the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association (OCSEA) to seek an injunction.

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