Ohio meets striking inmates' demands

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A hunger strike by the three Lucasville riot leaders has ended with state prison officials conceding to nearly all of the strikers' demands.

A memo dated Friday from Warden David Bobby of the Ohio State Penitentiary at Youngstown outlined six policy changes being made for inmates under the prison's "administrative maximum security" designation, the most restricted section of Death Row, which houses about 120 prisoners.

Inmates will be allowed "semi-contact" visits with family members, additional recreation time, access to computer-based legal research, phone privileges up to one hour per day and the opportunity to purchase more items from the commissary, including food and clothing.   More...   PrisonerPal.com