Ohio death row inmates remain at super-max prison

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio is keeping six death row inmates at the state's super-max prison even as most condemned killers are moved to a new death row facility.  

The prisoners staying at the Ohio State Penitentiary in Youngstown include four defendants sentenced to die for their roles in the 1993 Lucasville prison riot.  

Prisons spokesman Carlo LoParo tells the Springfield News-Sun (http://bit.ly/vi97hK) the six prisoners are highest security risks, meaning they're prone to repeated violent actions against prison staff and inmates.  

Ohio has begun moving its death row to the Chillicothe Correctional Institution in southern Ohio.  

The inmates staying in Youngstown are: Jason Dean of ClarkCounty and Edward Lang of Stark County; and Lucasville riot offenders James Were, Keith Lamar, Carlos Sanders, and Jason Robb.  

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