Coronavirus: Governor hopes to remove more than 160 inmates

DeWine and Prisons

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced Tuesday that the state is asking that more than 160 prison inmates be released or considered for early release.

The move come as the state is grappling with how to keep prisoners and prison staff protected from the spread of coronavirus.

“Finding inmates to release from prison to create more social distancing is frankly not easy,” the governor said. “We have around 49,000 people in prison today, and each one of them is there for a reason. Murderers, sexual predators, people like them we are not going to let out.”

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There are two groups the governor is trying to have removed from prison. The first group involves 141 minimum security inmates who were due to be released before July 13th.

The governor is asking that the 141 inmates be released under legal provisions for overcrowding relief, a move that requires action from the Correctional Institution Inspection Committee. Ohio state house and senate members are part of the CIIC.

The other group of prisoners include 26 inmates who are over the age of 60 and have at least one chronic health condition. These inmates have all served at least 50% of their sentence. By law, the governor cannot quickly commute their sentences. Instead, there is typically a 60-day waiting period for notifications.

“We are asking judges and prosecutors across Ohio who are associated with these individuals to waive the 60-day notices so we can take these cases to the parole board.” The parole board is prepared to meet starting Friday. The parole board must meet for each individual case of the 26 inmates. Victims in these cases will also be given notice, and will be able to have their voices heard before the inmate is released.

The governor says the parole board can impose new restrictions on inmates being released, and that the governor can also add restrictions on anyone released early.

The governor says they are not asking for anyone to be released who has been convicted of crimes including sex offenses, homicide-related offenses, kidnapping, ethnic intimidation, terroristic threats or domestic violence. Also excluded are those who have been denied judicial release in the past, have previous incarcerations, are multi-state offenders, have warrants or detainers, or have serious prison rule violations in recent years.

The moves Tuesday come after Governor DeWine on Monday ordered 26 Ohio National Guard members to deploy to Ohio’s only Federal prison to assist with coronavirus cases there.

Here is the list of 141 inmates provided by the governor’s office, along with the code for the installation where they were housed as of April 1st.

CLETUS ALBERS III MANCI

NANETTE ANDERSON ORW

TAYLOR ARMSTRONG RICI

NICHOLAS ARY MACI

ASHLEY AULT ORW

DAVID BACHTEL TCI

AMBER BAILEY ORW

DAKOTA BAKER LOCI

STEPHEN BALL FMC

STEVEN BALL TCI

JEREMIAH BEAVERS SCC

ALYSA BELL ORW

ARTHUR BENNETT MACI

FELICIA BETTS ORW

ALEX BLACKBURN FMC

BEVERLY BLACKWELL ORW

CASSANDRA BLANKENSHIP ORW

JOSHUA BLANKUMSEE RCI

JEFFREY BOLDEN MACI

NATHANIEL BOLLHEIMER SCC

ABRAM BOYD JR TCI

JUSTIN BRIGGS MANCI

MEGAN BROWNSTEAD ORW

WILLIAM CAHILL II MANCI

CHRISTOPHER CARROLL NCI

AMBER CLARK NERC

SHANIA CLINGMAN ORW

DANIEL COOK TCI

TRAVIS CORDY SCC

PATRICIA COVERT ORW

NATHAN CRAMER LORCI

THOMAS CRAWFORD GCI

MELINDA CRESS ORW

TAMARA CUPP ORW

EDWARD DALTON LOCI

BRADLEY DAVIS CRC

BRADLEY DAWKINS LOCI

DEMETRIUS DAWSON LORCI

ROBERT DEEMER NCCC

MARIO DIANO MANCI

JACOB DILORETO LORCI

LARRY DORST CRC

CHAD DOTSON TCI

DUSTIN DOWEN BECI

GABRIELLE DRAKE ORW

TYRELL EDMISTON LORCI

DANIEL ENYART CCI

JAZMINE FEARS DCI

KUROSH FILSOOFI NCCC

JIBRI FORD NCI

CHRISTINE FRANKLIN ORW

WILLIAM FURNISS FMC

JOSEPH GARBRANDT CRC

MICHAEL GLASS LAECI

DRUKALE GOLDSMITH SCC

JOSHUA GRACYK TCI

MELINDA GREEN NERC

DUSTIN GROFF SCC

RAVON HAMPTON BECI

ZACHARY HANSFORD PCI

CHRISTOPHER HAYCOOK FMC

NAKYI HAYES NCCC

DEBRA HENRY NERC

MATTHEW HESKETT NCI

PAIGE HICKMAN NERC

JESSE HILL JR MACI

JERRY HOSKINS II MCI

KIMBERLY HOUGH ORW

LUTHER HUNT MACI

MICHAEL JANSEN MACI

LAWRENCE JOHNSON FMC

AKILA JONES ORW

CODEY JONES MCI

DAVID KELLETT GCI

RONALD KILGORE MCI

CHRISTOPHER KRETZER BECI

CASEY LANDERS NERC

THEODORE LEWIS LORCI

ERIC LIGHTNER CCI

JESSICA LOWTHER ORW

CRAIG MAHONEY TCI

DARIAN MAPP SCC

DOMINIQUE MARINE LECI

GREGORY MAYS CCI

JASON MCBRIDE BECI

DAVID MCDANIEL LECI

STEVEN MCDONALD NCI

THOMAS MCGUIRE SCC

RYLEE MILLER ORW

RAKIM MILLERHAITH LORCI

TREVOR MILSTEAD MACI

CYNTHIA MORROW ORW

JESSICA MUDDIMAN NERC

RICHARD NEISWONGER NCI

MASON NELSON LOCI

ELIZABETH NOLEN NERC

KAYLA OILER ORW

MICHAEL OSBORNE MANCI

ELIJAH OWENS BECI

ANTHONY PARKER MACI

JAVAN PAYNE JR RICI

ELIJAH PEARSON LOCI

IESHA PENNICK ORW

MARTHA PENNY ORW

DONALD PIERCE MACI

ROBERT PINYERD MANCI

BRADLEY REAGAN SCC

JOYELL RILEY DCI

HAROLD ROSIER LORCI

NICHOLE ROUCH ORW

LISA ROWLAND NERC

KELLY SAMSON ORW

COREY SEITZ NCI

MARY SERAFINI ORW

JOSHUA SEYMOUR SCC

JOHN SHANNON FMC

PHILLIP SHOLLER JR CCI

CHERYL SMITH ORW

AUSTIN SMITH LAECI

DREW SPRATT NCCC

BLAKE STEPHENS AOCI

DELONTE STEWART GCI

ERICA TEAL ORW

NIJIER THOMAS ORW

KEVIN THOMAS II LORCI

CAMERON TILLIS TCI

ALEXIS TRENT DCI

NICHOLAS TRIFTHOUSER MACI

ANDI UHL ORW

DONTEZ WAGNER AOCI

JONATHAN WALKER RICI

MATTHEW WARD BECI

MATTHEW WATERS LECI

CHELSIE WAXLER ORW

ANGELA WHITE ORW

JASON WHITEMAN GCI

JOSEPH WHITMORE PCI

AGATHA WILLIAMS NERC

STEPHEN WRIGHT LECI

ROBERT YOUNG LOCI

GLENN YOUNG III CCI

Here are the 26 inmates the governor is asking to have sent to the parole board for review, with their age and facility code.

CALDWELL SCOTT 61 LOCI

CARNES FREDA 65 ORW

COLE ROGER 68 RICI

COLEBANK LARRY 60 FMC

COULTER DAVID 60 BECI

CRISP JR CARL 60 CCI

DOWDELL JOE 62 ANCI

FLORES ESTEBAN 61 MANCI

FROHNAPPLE DEBORAH 63NERC

HILL CECIL 75 NCI

JAMES JR FRED 64 MANCI

KELLETT DAVID 62 GCI

LANG KATHERINE 60 DCI

LEMASTER ANDY 67 MANCI

LEONARD THOMAS 60 RICI

MARCUM JR HUBERT 64 FMC

MASSIE ROGER 63 NCCC

MEIER KARL 63 GCI

NOE THOMAS 65 MCI

PEYTON JAMES 73 FMC

PINSON FORREST 61 MACI

POSEY JANICE 64 NERC

THEISLER JR PAUL 68 TCI

THOMPSON HENRY 73 PCI

THOMPSON LAWRENCE 62 AOCI

WHITAKER THOMAS 61 CCI