Internal Prisons Investigation After Strangulation

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.

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