Ohio Contemplates Using Drones to Enhance Prison Security

DAYTON, Ohio — Ohio may become the first state to use drones as an additional means of security in its state prisons, according to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections (ODRC).

The state corrections agency is currently considering the use of drones in two Ohio prisons: Lebanon Correctional Institution and Warren Correctional Institution, both located in southwest Ohio. The drones come in three camera-carrying options: a tethered helium balloon, a quad-copter and a fixed-wing vehicle.

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Ohio Prison Turns Trash into Cash Savings

LEBANON, Ohio — Lebanon Correctional Institution, a state-run prison in Lebanon, Ohio, is saving the state thousands of dollars through green practices. Inmates at LCI are sorting out trash at the facility and turning it over to a local company for composting.

The recycling program consists of inmates sorting all solid trash items from the prison including separating paper and sorting plastic and aluminum products into different bags that the prison then sells to nearby garden center, Marvin’s Organic Gardens in Lebanon, Ohio.

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