COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The man who served as warden during the 1993 Lucasville riot in southern Ohio is kicking off a new lecture series sponsored by the state legislative panel that monitors Ohio’s prisons.
Arthur Tate will share recollections of his time at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility during a brownbag presentation at noon Thursday.
His talk is part of the Correctional Institution Inspection Committee’s “Beyond Bars” speaker series. It will feature monthly programs on topics related to corrections, re-entry and prison diversion programs that might involve substance abuse treatment, mental health counseling or education.
The 11-day siege at Lucasville was one of the deadliest prison uprisings in U.S. history, leaving one guard and nine inmates dead.