Ohio to Privatize Inmate Meal Services

By Audrey Arthur
Ohio’s Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) has awarded a two-year contract to Philadelphia-based Aramark to provide meal services to the state’s 50,000 inmates.

Ohio Prison Turns Trash into Cash Savings

Lebanon Correctional Institution, a state-run prison in Lebanon, Ohio, is saving the state thousands of dollars through green practices. Inmates at LCI are sorting out trash at the facility and turning it over to a local company for composting.

Ohio Shifts Prison Ownership, Operation Structure

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction made changes in the ownership and operation of five prisons, saving the state an estimated $13 million annually and adding an additional 702 beds throughout Ohio’s prison system.