First, Billy Slagle in August, and now Ariel Castro, two high-profile inmates in the state prison system, the former on death row, committing suicide in their cells. Few feel sympathy for either man, given their monstrous acts. Yet the state has standards to meet in operating prisons.
Gary Mohr, the director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, quickly assembled a “review team” from within the department to assess the Castro suicide. Even better at this point would be the addition of independent eyes in pursuit of the necessary credibility.