Toledo prison no longer accepting some inmates after rise in violence

Toledo Correctional Institution

The Toledo Correctional Institution, where there's been a rise in violence and fatal attacks, is no longer accepting some inmates.

A spokeswoman for the state's prison department says the change at the north Toledo correctional facility is aimed at cutting down on the number of inmates who are forced to share a cell.

Records show violence has been on the rise since the prison started doubling up inmates in the same cell to deal with overcrowding.


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Four inmates have been killed by other inmates at the prison in just over the last year.

Earlier this month, convicted killer, Dustin Lynch, who was serving 20 years to life, was

handed a life sentence

for killing an inmate at the prison.


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The prison last week stopped receiving new inmates who are classified to be double-bunked.

(The Associated Press contributed to this article.)