Ohio prisons to pay $1000 to inmate after withholding COVID-19 info, supreme court rules

BY: - April 29, 2021

The state prison authority must pay an inmate $1,000 after gumming up and rejecting his request for information on coronavirus infections among staff and employees at a Toledo prison, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled. In an unsigned opinion Tuesday, the justices ruled 4-3 that the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections failed to satisfy Toledo […]

HIV positive inmate to Ohio Supreme Court: people will die here in a pandemic

BY: - March 27, 2020

Derek Lichtenwalter is serving 30 months for leading police on a lengthy chase, but he says the pandemic has turned 2.5 years into a death sentence. Lichtenwalter says his HIV diagnosis coupled with a worsening COVID-19 pandemic has turned the stretch into an extremely dangerous situation.   Citing an overcrowded prison system that makes social distancing […]