State officials say the number of inmates in Ohio prisons testing positive for drugs has spiked from 2012 to 2014.
The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1OQzl03 ) the Correctional Institution Inspection Committee says in a recently released report that the percentage of inmates who have tested positive for drug use is up 41 percent over two years.
The number rose from 2.7% of inmates failing random drug tests in 2012 to 3.8% last year. That number represents about 1,900 failed drug tests.
The report comes after prison officials reported recently intercepting a drone’s drop of a package containing drugs at Mansfield Correctional Institution.
Sixteen of the 27 state prisons recorded an increase in inmate drug use last year. Marijuana accounted for 79% of the positive drug tests.
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