TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A prison in northern Ohio where there's been a rise in violence and fatal attacks is no longer accepting some inmates.
A spokeswoman for the state's prison department says the change at the Toledo Correctional Institution is aimed at cutting down on the number of inmates who are forced to share a cell.
Records show violence has been on the rise since the prison started doubling up inmates in the same cell to deal with overcrowding.
Four inmates have been killed by other inmates at the Toledo prison in just over the last year.
The prison last week stopped receiving new inmates who are classified to be double-bunked.