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Monday, February 11, 2013

What We're Reading in Cleveland This Afternoon: Feb. 11

Posted By on Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 1:28 PM

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- Julie Kent at The Cleveland Leader asks: "Could Ohio's plan to privatize prison food cause deadly riots to erupt?" Well... Maybe. Here's the gist:

Switching to a private vendor to supply the state's prisons with food could make notoriously unappetizing prison food even more unappealing. Private vendors, unlike state-run cafeterias, are permitted to skip the federal nutrition guideliens (sic) for school lunches at the juvenile detention facilities that they serve. They're permitted to skimp on food quantity, quality, and staffing, all in the name of profit.

Poor food quality and sanitation have been to blame for numerous deadly riots at private prisons run by the likes of CCA ad GEO Group. It's not out of the realm of possibility that if Ohio's prisons experience a significant decline in food quality through the outsourcing to private vendors that riots could erupt, endangering the safety and lives of the people who work in the prisons.

- The News-Herald has a story that's sure to warm the fretboards of your heart. The Make-A-Wish Foundation teamed up with Guitar Center to give one 18-year-old Euclid resident his own recording studio. In his words: "I see this as a life experience and a learning lesson, to be completely honest with you. I mean, yeah, I went through H-E-double-hockey-sticks, but I'm here today and I'm living and that's all that matters."

- And here's your daily crime fix: A Lakewood man is appearing in court today on charges of involuntary manslaughter, corrupting another with drugs, tampering with evidence and drug possession, according to Lakewood Patch. The man injected heroin into an acquaintance's arm in an apartment on Halstead Avenue. The victim was found dead later that day.

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