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Sat Jun 9, 2018, 01:22 PM

Ohio adds cameras, separate cells to prison transport vans

Andrew Welsh-huggins, Associated Press
Updated 3:56 pm, Friday, June 8, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Ohio is replacing several prison transport vans, adding cameras to them and installing individual segregation cells on board for the most violent and dangerous inmates, the state prison system said Friday.

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The changes announced by the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction follow an investigation into the 2017 strangling death of an inmate riding in a prison van during a medical run.

Prisoner Casey Pigge pleaded guilty in September to killing fellow inmate David Johnson with a restraining chain as they rode on a transport van.

"I guess you never seen that on a bus before," Pigge boasted to the surviving inmates after Johnson's killing, according to highway patrol records. Johnson was serving an eight-year sentence for sexual battery.


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