Ohio Department of Corrections

Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio.
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Following reports of deaths from COVID-19 in a federal prison in Ohio, and as more inmates and staffers test positive for the coronavirus in three state prisons, officials have identified more prisoners who could be released early.

Democratic presidential candidate entrepreneur Andrew Yang responds to questions following a Democratic presidential primary debate at Otterbein University, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in Westerville.
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During Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate in Westerville, two candidates discussed the idea of decriminalizing opioids.