Homicides in area prisons have been rare in recent years, data show as officials continue to investigate the death of an inmate at the Lebanon Correctional Institution that occurred after an altercation with another inmate.
From 2000-14, there were three incidents involving inmates killing other inmates at facilities in the region, according to a 2015 report from the Correctional Institution Inspection Committee. One of those, a 2003 homicide that occurred after an inmate became upset because of dust on his television, also was at Lebanon Correctional.
There were 26 total homicides in Ohio prisons from 2000-14, most commonly carried out with fists or no weapon, according to the report.
The CIIC also found that Lebanon Correctional was Ohio's most violent prison from 2012-14 in a report issued earlier this year.