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Ohio Prison Chief Plans Changes To System

Ohio's prison chief wants to pursue a plan to transform the state's system. Prisons director Gary Mohr told The Columbus Dispatch that the sale last week of one of Ohio's correctional facilities to a private buyer doesn't change his plans to reorganize the system to make it easier for inmates to re-enter society. Mohr's plan would create a three-tier system of prisons where low-risk inmates serving shorter sentences would work in jobs such as truck driving or light manufacturing. The plan is also to introduce legislation that would make it easier for inmates to transition back into life outside of prison, such as reducing punishments that make it harder for ex-offenders to re-enter society like driver's license revocation.