Ohio News Articles
13th appeal saves Richey from death after lawyer is deemed incompetent - 1/26/04 - Kenny Richey spent 19 years on death row and had 12 appeals turned down before yesterday's ruling by an Ohio court that fundamental mistakes were made at his trial.

INNOCENT SCOT ON DEATH ROW IS ALMOST FREE - January 25, 2005 - Appeals court tosses death sentence for U.S.-British citizen.  Kenny Richey's conviction has been overtuned.  The DA has 90 days to retry him.  Keep an eye out for Kenny's freedom at last!!!!  This is a glorious day and the day Kenny walks to freedom will be a great day for celebration!

SECOND INMATE HIT BY STAPH INFECTION DIES - May 22, 2003 - We don't know Clarence Melvin Grubb's exact cause of death yet, but we do know he did have a staph infection he'd contracted at Pickaway Correctional Institution. That's the same state prison in Orient where more than 80 inmates became ill, and one other died. 

DIRTY DEEDS DONE DIRT CHEAP - Ohio's Operation Mad Pad - Operation Wipeout Texas Style - Florida's Operation Wipeout (concluded) -  March 29, 2003 - U.S. has 5 percent of the world's population - but 25 percent of the world's prison population.  We must think ahead to see where this is all leading and the tremendous burden that three million or so dirty, diseased, and neglected prisoners will be on us later...

SEEKING THOSE WHOSE LIVES HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY A TECHNICAL VIOLATION OF PROBATION OR SUPERVISED RELEASE- March 3, 2003 - As part of an ongoing project that will expand the article written by Harold Wooten and published in the Winter 2003 edition of the WWW.FEDCURE.ORG Newsletter, FedCURE is looking for persons who have been returned to prison as a result of a technical violation of parole or supervised release in the federal system.

Sexual Harassment Called Pervasive In Prison System - February 6, 2003 - Sexual harassment is a pervasive problem in the state's prison system and is often ignored or downplayed by top prison officials, state human rights investigators say.

Ohio Prison to Close Due to Spending Cuts - Janury 29, 2003 - The state will close the Lima Correctional Institution, a medium-security prison with 1,549 inmates, and impose a system-wide hiring freeze on nonessential employees as a result of spending cuts caused by the budget crisis, Reginald Wilkinson, director of the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, said Tuesday. 

PRESS RELEASE REGARDING DOJ NEGLECT OF INMATES - January 15, 2003 - Federal CURE, Inc., reports: The following is a copy of a letter that I have sent to Dr. Kathleen Hawk Sawyer, Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, this morning. In addition, I have emailed the relevant BOP personnel and attached a copy of the letter for them. That message also follows.  As Executive Director of Federal CURE, I am extremely dismayed that there is even a remote possibility that the BOP is delaying Eduardo Mantilla's heart surgery.  As a member of society, I'm appalled that we as a nation would permit such abuse of one of our citizens.

18,000 may get early shot at parole - December 19, 2002 - A ruling yesterday by the Ohio Supreme Court could accelerate the release of thousands of Ohio prisoners.

AT THE CORNER OF HATE AND FREE SPEECH - December 15, 2002 - I am drawn to Grandpa's Kitchen because it is contested ground between those
who argue that they have a right to be rid of such venomous expression and those who say it is a vital exercise of free speech. It is a debate being carried on not only on this seedy Cleveland corner but also by the Supreme Court, which last week heard arguments on whether cross burning should be considered protected free speech.

OHIO VOTERS FAVOR TREATMENT OVER PRISON - November 5, 2002 A new poll shows that a large number of Ohio voters favor a ballot initiative that emphasizes treatment, rather than prison, for first- and second-time drug offenders...

Press Release: March 27, 2001 Press Release Ohio public defender sues adult parole authority to stop abuse of power.