Report: Job changes as result of prison escape

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LIMA, Ohio (AP) — The state has reassigned the warden at a prison from which a convicted school shooter of three students escaped earlier this year and also demoted the deputy warden.

The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction says the changes resulted from the September escape by T.J. Lane and two other inmates, all of whom were recaptured within a few hours.

The Lima News reports Kevin Jones, warden at Allen-Oakwood Correctional Institution in Lima, was reassigned to the prison agency’s operations support center in Columbus.

Prisons spokeswoman JoEllen Smith told the paper that deputy warden Ray Schaublin was demoted to inspector.

The state says the 20-year-old Lane and two other inmates climbed the fence during recreation, got on a roof over an entryway and escaped on Sept. 11.

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