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Ohio Prison Information via the Ohio Department of Corrections

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="240"] Image via Wikipedia[/caption]If you want to find someone who is currently incarcerated in the Ohio prison system, please go to the "OFFENDER SEARCH" page of the Ohio Department of Corrections.  If you need information on the institutions within the Ohio Department of Corrections you can visit an "INTERACTIVE MAP" of each and every Ohio prison.  The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction currently has 31 institutions confining approximately 51,000 inmates. Four of those institutions house female inmates -- the Ohio Reformatory for Women, the Franklin Pre-Release Center, the Northeast Pre-Release Center, and the Trumbull Correctional Camp. The Corrections Medical Center serves as...

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Ohio’s Definition of an ‘Alcoholic’

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="108" caption="Image via Wikipedia"][/caption]Ohio Denies a License to Persons Defined as Alcoholics In 1996, Ohio amended Ohio Administrative Code 4501:1-1-16(A) to define an "alcoholic" as  one who meets the following criteria: (1) Is convicted three or more times within the immediately preceding three-year period of division (A) of section 4511.19 of the Revised Code or of a substantially similar municipal ordinance or of a statute of another state or of the United States; or(2) Is convicted three or more times within a three-year period of any traffic violation where from the evidence presented, the trier of fact finds that...

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SCRAM Alcohol Monitoring on Probation

SCRAM, which stands for Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitoring is a bracelet worn by the defendant 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The bracelet will take periodic alcohol tests from the defendant's ankle and will store that reading until it is uploaded by the Probation Officer. The SCRAM Company will then analyze the data to determine if a defendant is, or has been, drinking.  The SCRAM bracelet is a very sensitive piece of equipment. Those that wear it are prohibited from using any products that contain alcohol (i.e. hairspray, lotions, shampoos, toothpaste, mouthwash, etc.). If any of these products are used while...

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Rowland on Drug & Alcohol Board

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="177" caption="Image via Wikipedia"][/caption]Charles M. Rowland II is proud to announce that he is re-joining the board of directors of TCN-BHS, Greene County's ODH-approved provider of mental health and drug/alcohol counseling.  "This is an association I treasure and I am returning because I believe that there is much good work to do," said Rowland.  TCN Behavioral Health Services is a contract agency of the Mental Health and Recovery Board of Clark, Greene and Madison Counties.  TCN-BHS maintains a 24 hour CRISIS LINE 1-877-695-6333 and has Greene County offices at 452 West Market St. in Xenia and at...

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Drug Testing for Children; Is this a good idea?

Image by Rob Shenk via FlickrSchools in Crawford County, Ohio, have implemented a random drug test policy for students involved in sports and extra-curricular activities. Five of the six districts in the County now permit the random testing. Surprisingly, many students have joined administrators and teachers in supporting the effort. Officials from the sixth district say the issue requires further consideration before it can be adopted, but they are not totally opposed to the choice.The U.S. Supreme Court has confirmed the legality of student drug testing in public schools in two separate split decisions. In each case, the majority has agreed...

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Is It Time For Legalization of Marijuana?

Image via Wikipedia Wondering if you can get an OVI from Marijuana? Watch the Video. With the Obama administration's decision not to prosecute medicinal marijuana dealers and users, even though they violate federal law, the country is "probably in the process now of legalizing marijuana," conservative columnist George F. Will said today.Speaking on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," Will compared what has been happening with marijuana with the gradual changes in laws regarding alcohol, gambling and even prostitution. "We have legalized gambling in this country over two generations. It used to be considered a sin and a crime. With no national debate,...

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Ambien and Sleepwalking/Sleep Driving Risk

Image by stirwise via FlickrTuesday, March 14, 2006 (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/13/AR2006031301315.html)· Sleep researchers have reported an unusual number of incidents of sleepwalking in people taking Ambien, the top-selling sleep aid in the U.S. The Food and Drug Administration has received similar reports. Some incidents involve eating or driving while asleep; some have led to criminal charges. No conclusive link between the drug and the incidents has been established.· Ambien maker Sanofi-Aventis says the side effect is rare and the medication is safe and effective when used as directed. The label strongly cautions patients not to use alcohol while taking the drug.· Sleep...

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Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) is Ineffective

Image by heraldpost via FlickrBy David J. HansonThe Drug Abuse Resistance Education program is used in nearly 80% of the school districts in the United States, in 54 other countries around the world, and is taught to 36,000,000 students each year. Therefore, it’s important to know if this highly popular program is effective in reducing alcohol and drug use. The Effectiveness of DARE Scientific evaluation studies have consistently shown that DARE is ineffective in reducing the use of alcohol and drugs and is sometimes even counterproductive -- worse than doing nothing. That's the conclusion of...

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DUI and Mental Health

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="210" caption="Image via Wikipedia"][/caption]A study posted on www.sciencedirect.com, (direct link below) raises concerns that many who go to court-ordered alcohol counseling following a DUI conviction are not have other legitimate mental health issues addressed.  As part of a larger study to investigate the impact of sanction conditions on probation outcomes, "233 patients were screened for psychiatric conditions  and compared the findings with the psychiatric conditions identified during mandatory treatment by independent treatment providers. Adjusted rates of underdiagnosis were commonly high: 97.2% of bipolar disorder cases, 67.5% of major depression cases,...

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DUID: Driving Under the Influence of Drugs

Image via WikipediaSenate Bill 8 criminally penalizes motorists who drive with levels of THC above 2 ng/ml in their blood and/or levels of the inactive marijuana metabolite THC-COOH in their urine above 35 ng/ml. Ohio is only the third state to pass per se DUID (driving under the influence of drugs) legislation for motorists with trace levels of THC in their blood, and it is the sixth to criminalize motorists who drive with levels of non-psychoactive marijuana metabolites in their bodily fluid.NORML Senior Policy Analyst Paul Armentano called SB 8 an "all out assault on Ohio's marijuana smoking community." He said: "THC...

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