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New Report Finds Southern Ohio Prison Remains Most Violent In State

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A new report from a legislative watchdog agency says a southern Ohio prison continues to be the state's most violent, troubled by gang activity, drug use and inmate complaints of use of force by corrections officers.

The Correctional Institution Inspection Committee said in the report Tuesday that the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility near Lucasville is consistently the most violent in the state in terms of assaults.

There were 409 assaults on staff and other inmates last year. That's 14 more than there were in 2014.

The report indicates that the facility has made some progress.

But the committee says education programs at the prison are significantly below those at other facilities and access to its library has been restricted.

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