From the daily archives: Tuesday, January 17, 2012

As I wrote late last week, Ohio Department of Public Safety Director Tom Charles and his Chief Legal Counsel James Canepa, in conjuction with the Attorney General’s office, are attempting to expand the jurisdiction of the Ohio State Highway Patrol by allowing them to investigate crimes at the Lake Erie Correctional Facility (LECF), the prison in Conneaut that Kasich sold to CCA on December 31st, 2011.

State law is very clear: the Patrol’s jurisdiction is limited only to state properties that are “owned or leased by the state” unless there is a “riot, civil disorder, or insurrection” and […]

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