Security Concerns at Prison Where School Shooter Escaped

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An April inspection of the Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution – the facility from which convicted school shooter T.J. Lane escaped – rated the prison “good” but noted concerns with the management of “higher security inmates.”

The report prepared by the state Correctional Institution Inspection Committee can be found here. While noting improvements since another inspection in 2012, the report noted continuing concerns with inconsistent security protocols.

From the Cleveland Leader

The CIIC report also indicates that while no prisoners escaped during the the time period evaluated (2013), there were two attempted escapes during this time. In addition, the report highlighted another security concern, which was that “officers were inconsistent for required shakedowns and the documentation of the shakedowns.” The report even says that “in one unit, officers stopped doing shakedowns.”

The inspection rated the facility’s ‘Unit Security Management’ as merely ‘acceptable’.

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