Crawley To Serve On State Prison Oversight Committee
Columbus lawmaker tapped for Correctional Institution Inspection Committee
January 18, 2019
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The Ohio House Democratic Caucus today announced the recent appointment of Rep. Erica C. Crawley (D-Columbus) to the bipartisan Correctional Institution Inspection Committee (CIIC), the state’s prison oversight body that leads investigations into the management and operation of Ohio’s 31 prisons, including three youth facilities and one federal institution.

“Taxpayers deserve a strong independent check on the use of their money at state corrections centers,” said Crawley, who previously served with Cuyahoga County Job & Family Services and holds a degree in criminology with a focus on juvenile delinquency from Cleveland State University. “The majority of people who enter these facilities will ultimately come home, and it’s up to the state to ensure they have the skills and tools they need to be successful when they reenter society. I look forward to help making sure that’s our focus.”

For over 30 years, the CIIC has examined inmate complaints and alleged state misconduct at Ohio’s prisons, issuing recommendations, responding to public inquiries and evaluating programs and management of taxpayer-funded correctional facilities. To read the latest inspection reports or to submit a complaint visit

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