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Ohio’s Wins First Ever National Prisons Groups’ Award

Ohio’s Wins First Ever National Prisons Groups’ Award

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Gary Mohr, director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, accepted the Lucy Webb Hayes Award from the American Correctional Association in Boston on Monday.

It is the first ever award created by a corrections group to recognize departments that push themselves to meet national standards and is named after Lucy Webb Hayes, the wife of President Rutherford B. Hayes.

Ohio’s prisons have become recognized nationally for their excellence in rehabilitation. In 2014, Marion Correctional hosted the first ever TEDx talk held inside a male prison. Co-curated by 2 inmates, it included many of the inmates speaking to the audience concerning the experience of incarceration, rehabilitation and reintegration. There is another TEDx coming to Marion this year, but the date has yet to be announced.

To read more about Ohio’s correctional institutions, click here.


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