Dayton Mediation Center to help inmates, staff at county jail

Scenes from the women’s side of the Montgomery County Jail. STAFF
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Scenes from the women’s side of the Montgomery County Jail. STAFF

The Dayton Mediation Center will provide training to Montgomery County Jail inmates and corrections staff to help reduce conflict.

The city of Dayton this month agreed to a contract with the jail for a four-year program that will cost the county about $90,000 annually.

The jail has faced a series of lawsuits from inmates who claimed corrections staff mistreated, abused, injured or otherwise violated their civil rights.

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The center also will offer services for inmates returning to the community.

The center trains municipal workers in conflict-management so that employees can better serve customers who might become angry.

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