DeWine Sends National Guard to Elkton Federal Prison

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Gov. Mike DeWine has directed the Ohio National Guard to go into the Federal Correction Institution Elkton in Lisbon to augment medical services after three inmates have died and many of the guards and prisoners are showing symptoms of COVID-19. DeWine said he authorized 26 guardsmen to Elkton for seven to 10 days until federal assistance can arrive. “This is a medical mission only and the they [guardsmen] will not be armed and will not provide security,” DeWine s

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