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2019
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Articles About incarceration

  • Treating addiction, in and out of jail

    This is the final article in a series looking at the proposed expansion of the Greene County Jail, and the economic, social and human issues surrounding incarceration in the county.

  • Jails ‘de facto’ mental health providers

    In this fourth article in the News’ series on the proposed expansion of Greene County’s jail system, we take a closer look at the changing role of jails in mental health treatment, including in our local facility.

  • Greene County— New jail, bigger jail?

    Does Greene County need a new jail? The consensus of county officials is yes. What are the key issues? And does the new facility need to be 30% larger than the existing jail? The third article in a series.

  • Greene County— Designs for a new jail

    The Greene County Jail on East Market Street in downtown Xenia was built in 1969. County leaders say the aging facility needs to be replaced with an updated and expanded facility. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    A consulting firm hired by Greene County has so far come up with four possible design options for a new local county jail complex.

  • Greene County— Jail options considered

    The Greene County Jail on East Market Street in downtown Xenia was built in 1969. County leaders say the aging facility needs to be replaced with an updated and expanded facility. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    When villager Don Hollister toured the Greene County Jail in downtown Xenia as part of a citizen group a year ago November, he was shocked by how stark it was. “My clearest impression looking at the barred cells was that it seemed out of a movie,” he said. “It fit every stereotype I had of an urban jail.”

  • Emporium art exhibit— Prison portraits focus on humanity

    How does a person keep their will to live when their whole future is in the same place?