Ohio prison inmate population continues slow decline - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

Ohio prison inmate population continues slow decline

Posted: Updated:
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -

Updated records show Ohio's adult prison population is continuing to fall in the new year.

Data from the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows the state housed 49,420 inmates on Tuesday. That's 1,217 fewer inmates than a year ago at this time.

The agency reported last month that the number of inmates had fallen below 50,000 for the first time in four years, giving hope to officials trying to reduce the number of inmates behind bars.

The state is eager to reduce the number of inmates to save money and to prevent crime by keeping low-level offenders close to home and the support of family and social services.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • More NewsMore>>

  • ECOT closure leaves Valley students scrambling

    ECOT closure leaves Valley students scrambling

    Friday, January 19 2018 2:25 PM EST2018-01-19 19:25:32 GMT

    Friday was the final day of classes for the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, also known as "ECOT." Ohio's largest online charter school is closing down after losing its sponsor, leaving thousands of students scrambling. For the Earl family in Leavittsburg, it's reluctantly onto Plan B. 

    More >>

    Friday was the final day of classes for the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, also known as "ECOT." Ohio's largest online charter school is closing down after losing its sponsor, leaving thousands of students scrambling. For the Earl family in Leavittsburg, it's reluctantly onto Plan B. 

    More >>
  • Newton Falls mayor suggests merger

    Newton Falls mayor suggests merger

    Monday, January 22 2018 6:21 PM EST2018-01-22 23:21:45 GMT
    The mayor of Newton Falls wants to merge the city with the township surrounding it. The idea to merge Newton Township with the Village of Newton Falls is one of two top goals City Mayor Lyle Waddell says he wants to achieve while in office. It's a rare move, with only one similar move taking place in Ohio more than a decade ago. "I think that it's just a win-win situation and again, you eliminate the doubling of some of the services," Waddell said. It's the latest push t...More >>
    The mayor of Newton Falls wants to merge the city with the township surrounding it. The idea to merge Newton Township with the Village of Newton Falls is one of two top goals City Mayor Lyle Waddell says he wants to achieve while in office. It's a rare move, with only one similar move taking place in Ohio more than a decade ago. "I think that it's just a win-win situation and again, you eliminate the doubling of some of the services," Waddell said. It's the latest push t...More >>
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court rules congressional mapping unconstitutional

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court rules congressional mapping unconstitutional

    Monday, January 22 2018 4:10 PM EST2018-01-22 21:10:03 GMT

    Pennsylvania's highest court has ruled that the way in which congressional districts are divided in the state is unconstitutional. 

    More >>

    Pennsylvania's highest court has ruled that the way in which congressional districts are divided in the state is unconstitutional. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms