The Ohio prisons agency has launched an internal investigation after an inmate was strangled while riding in a transport van with other prisoners and guards inside.
61-year-old David Johnson was found dead Wednesday last week after the van arrived at the Ross County Correctional Institution in Chillicothe following a trip to Columbus for inmate medical care. A Ross County convicted murderer was accused of that murder...which would be his third.
A department of Rehabilitation and Correction spokesperson says a prison review team has been formed and is looking both at the slaying --- and the agency's inmate transportation policies.
The Ross County Prosecutor's Office has said guards apparently can't see inmates once they're loaded into the van.