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AP Exclusive: Many problems at jail where inmates escaped

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Posted: Thursday, October 3, 2019 2:02 pm

CLEVELAND (AP) — The overcrowded Ohio county jail from which four inmates escaped last weekend has been repeatedly cited by state inspectors for its lack of a security perimeter, broken security cameras and a lack of records showing whether officers conducted daily inmate counts, The Associated Press has learned.

The male inmates who escaped overpowered two female corrections officers at the Gallia County Jail near the southern tip of Ohio using a handmade shank early Sunday. All four were captured Monday in North Carolina and await extradition to Ohio.

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