New investigation underway at Toledo's prison amid recent violence
Thu, 24 Oct 2013 03:46:54 GMT —
Ohio State Highway Patrol confirmed to WNWO on Wednesday night that they were once again investigating an incident at Toledo Correctional Institution.
Officials would not say if they were investigating a natural death, murder, or assault but confirmed that troopers had been dispatched to the facility.
The Coroner was also called to the scene.
The latest investigation comes amid changes at the facility, in recent weeks, to combat a high number of inmate assaults and murders.
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Wednesday morning, a spokeswoman for the state's prison department confirmed that
no new inmates were being accepted
at the north Toledo correctional facility in an effort reduce the number of inmates sharing a cell.
In fact, last week, the prison stopped receiving new inmates assigned to be double-bunked.
Four inmates have been killed, by other inmates, at the prison in just over the last year.
The report by a legislative prison committee also reported that inmate-on-inmate and inmate-on-staff assaults jumped between 2010 and 2012.
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(The Associated Press contributed to this article.)