Old Ohio Pen Crowded Most of Any in U.S.
Old Ohio Pen Crowded Most Of Anyjn U. S. NEW YORK, ApriJ 21 (/P)—Overcrowding (/P)—Overcrowding of Ohio state prison, scene of today's tragic fire, was charged in the 1929 handbook of the National National Society of Penal Information. 'The ancient plant at the State Penitentiary In Columbus, one of the largest prisons in the country suffers from a oondlion of overcrowding overcrowding worse than that In any other prison," the report said. 'The need of another institution In the Ohio penal system has been apparent for many years, but the state Is only now taking steps to alleviate the conditions at Columbus. Columbus. Not only can Columbus not care for an Increased population, but It is already too large a prison to be operated on any other lines than those of blanket treatment. Even with the completion of the present present building program it will be able to care for its present population only under conditions that fall far below accepted modern standards for housing prisoners."