Ohio shutting down prison farms, selling land

Ohio shutting down prison farms, selling land

Linda Martz


The state prison farm operated at Mansfield Correctional Institution is among 10 agricultural operations Ohio is shutting down in a move to raise millions of dollars to fund new rehabilitation and job-training programs for inmates through land sales. The state will continue farming this year, but will prepare to auction off livestock and stop farming by 2017, prisons director Gary Mohr told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

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