Thursday, October 10, 2013
Breaking story out of Ohio this morning. Two prison guards have been placed on administrative leave by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections for falsifying prison logs by claiming they checked in on Ariel Castro at regular intervals to see if he was OK.
The falsification was discovered by viewing videotape of the entrance to Castro’s cell.
Castro committed suicide by hanging.
The matter has been turned over to the Ohio State Highway Patrol to conduct a criminal investigation.
Crane and I have been wondering since we first heard about the suicide why he had access to something with which to hang himself while on a suicide watch. That is unusual and suspicious.
The story is trending on twitter at hashtag Ariel Castro.
EDIT: Ariel Castro may not have been on a suicide watch. If not, that might be an exception to the standard operating procedure with new prison inmates.