In late July 1998, six inmates cut through the wire and escaped from the Northeast Ohio Correctional Center on the city’s East Side. At the time, the prison was the state’s sole privately operated lockup, owned by Corrections Corporation of America. All of the inmates — including three convicted for murder – were apprehended, but the incident fueled concern in the community about the effectiveness of the private prison model.
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