Toledo Correctional inmate dies after getting attacked
Tue, 08 Oct 2013 08:18:21 GMT —
Another inmate has died at the Toledo Correctional Institution.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol said an inmate died Monday after being attacked in his cell Sunday.
Officials identify the victim as 38-year-old Michael Dodson, who was serving a 40-year sentence for attempted murder and robbery in Seneca County.
Four inmates have been killed at the Toledo Prison by other inmates in the past 13 months.
Earlier this year, WNWO spoke to a mother, Robin Benson, who feared for her son's safety at the TCI."They brought in all there gangs. And I don't think they can control that prison... My son doesn't even want me to come see him," explained Robin.
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Correctional Institution Inspection Committee released its 2012 report that indicates inmate-on-inmate assaults increased 113 percent from 2010 to 2012. Inmate-on-staff assaults were up 74 percent.WNWO spoke with Warden Ed Sheldon in April. He said his priority was solving the problems at the prison, but he knows how tense a life behind bars can be, for inmates as well as guards.