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‘Lucasville Prison Riot: Causes and Consequences’

Mar 26, 2012

Ohio Northern University’s Department of History, Politics and Justice will host “Lucasville Prison Riot: Causes and Consequences” in the Pettit College of Law’s Celebrezze Moot Court Room on Wednesday, March 28, at 11 a.m.

Arthur Tate Jr. will be the featured speaker for this presentation. Tate served as warden of the maximum-security Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio, in 1993, when the facility became of the scene of a historic prisoner rebellion. For a period of 11 days, more than 400 prisoners seized and controlled a major area of the prison.

Tate worked for more than 30 years for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. In addition to his stint in Lucasville, he served as warden at the Belmont Correctional Institution in St. Clairsville, Ohio. Tate retired in 2001; he currently conducts audits of federal detention facilities for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

This event is free and open to the public.