TOLEDO — For the first 12 years of its existence, Toledo Correctional Institution was free of homicides. Then, in early 2012, the state implemented a program designed to make Ohio prisons safer. Since then, there have been two inmate-on-inmate murders and twice as many physical or sexual assaults.
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Maximum Security Prisoners
Just 4 percent of Ohio’s 50,000 prison inmates are classified as maximum security, but they cause a disproportionate amount of the trouble. Here’s how most of them are distributed around the state’s high-security prisons:
Southern Ohio Correctional Facility (Lucasville): 1,370 total, 1,260 maximum-security
Ohio State Penitentiary (Youngstown): 458 total, 458 maximum-security and “super-max”
Toledo Correctional Institution: 1,239 total, 224 maxium-security
Mansfield Correctional Institution: 2,523 total, 41 maximum-security
Lebanon Correctional Institution: 2,602 total, 27 maximum-security
Ross Correctional Institution (Chillicothe): 2,044 total, 23 maximum-security