ohio-problems

You Belong With Us

Pairing: John Winchester x Reader
Word count: 1,862
Warnings: Cussing.
Request: ( Anonymous ) Hey, i was wondering if you could do a John one where reader & John are in relationship but reader believes John only is with her cuz of love Dean & Sam have for her & he doesnt love her at all especially since he has never said it to her. John & her get into fight & he pretty much tells her in heat of moment that only with her because of Dean & Sam & doesnt love her. But really trying to protect her & is scared. Reader leaves when John is gone & he goes after her.

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The Ohio Penitentiary was a prison that operated from 1834 to 1984 in what is now downtown Columbus, Ohio. The first prisoners were brought across the river from the territorial prison in Ohio, which was log-built, and built their own cell houses, which weren’t finished until 1837. The prison held men and women in separate cell blocks until the construction of a women’s facility in Marysville, which is now known as the Ohio Reformatory for Women. In 1885, Ohio Penitentiary was designated as the site for executions in the state. Condemned prisoners were executed by hanging until 1897, when the gallows were replaced by the electric chair. A total of 315 men and women were electrocuted between 1897 and 1963, when the death penalty was outlawed in Ohio.

In the early 1900’s, the city of Columbus enjoyed a period of time when the Penitentiary became a tourist attraction. The building’s architectural style was designed using the Eastern State Penitentiary as a model, and its likeness was featured on post cards. Tours of the growing city of Columbus would include a stop outside the penitentiary to admire “The Largest Prison in the World”. Ohio Penitentiary’s warden, E.G. Coffin, was touted as a nationally recognized expert on the operation of “model” prisons, and he traveled the country offering his knowledge and expertise to other wardens, state boards and review panels for penitentiaries. However, while he was traipsing across the nation dispensing his wisdom on how to run a model prison, the prisoners at Ohio Penitentiary suffered greatly from the overcrowded, squalid conditions. The prison was infested with rats and insects, and disease was rampant. Outbreaks of cholera were extremely common, as was food poisoning and influenza. The outbreaks of disease were contained within the prison, and the public was never made aware of them.

In April of 1930, a major fire tore through the prison and killed 322 inmates, seriously injuring 150. The fire broke out on a scaffolding, and quickly became very serious. Survivors said that many guards refused to unlock the cell doors when smoke began pouring into the cell blocks, and left the prisoners in their cells to die. A group of inmates overpowered a guard and took his keys to rescue other prisoners, but a riot quickly took over and soon all was chaos. When firefighters arrived to fight the blaze, they were attacked with rocks. Soldiers from nearby Fort Hayes and a troop of National Guardsmen were brought in to regain control of the rioting prisoners with machine guns and bayonets. The Ohio Penitentiary fire remains the deadliest prison fire in American history.

By the 1950’s, the overpopulation problem at Ohio Penitentiary reached its zenith, when the headcount soared to over 5,000, almost four times the capacity it was designed for. At this same time, medical experiments were conducted on inmates by a prominent virologist, who injected inmates with HeLa cells to observe if humans could develop an immune response to cancer without their informed consent.

By the early 1980’s, construction had begun on the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, and in 1984, Ohio Penitentiary was shut down. The buildings were demolished in 1998.

Notable inmates at Ohio Penitentiary included:

O. Henry – The American short story writer was incarcerated for embezzlement charges, from his time as a teller and bookkeeper at the First National Bank of Austin. A later audit found him to have been framed for these charges.

Chester Himes – Celebrated author of numerous crime fiction and hard-boiled detective novels, Himes also wrote a book about the Ohio Penitentiary fire entitled “To What Red Hell.”

Charles Makley & Harry Pierpont – notorious gangsters and bank robbers, and associates of John Dillinger. The two men were sentenced to death for the murder of a Sherriff, and attempted to escape from Ohio Penitentiary by carving guns out of soap and painting them black with shoe polish. They made it as far as a corridor in their cell block when they were ambushed by prison guards. Makley was shot to death, and Pierpont was badly injured but survived, and was executed in the electric chair.

Sam Sheppard – A neurosurgeon and osteopath, Sheppard was wrongfully convicted for the murder of his wife, in one of the most notoriously crooked trials in American history. Sheppard’s story was the inspiration for the television show and later blockbuster film “The Fugitive” starring Harrison Ford.

Dr. James H. Snook – A respected veterinarian and Olympic athlete, Snook was convicted of the murder of Theora Hix, a student of his with whom he had a torrid sexual affair for over three years. When the relationship soured, Snook drove Hix to the outskirts of town and beat her to death with a hammer. At trial, he claimed that Hix had threatened to kill his family. The trial was considered outrageous because of the descriptions of sexual activity, including fellatio. Snook was found guilty and executed by electric chair in 1930.

All Boys School in Ohio Has a 0% Dropout Rate and Here is the Reason Why

Ted Ginn used to coach football at Glenville High School in Ohio. He was also a security guard there. He watched the students struggle every single day because of the rising pressure to do well on tests and state-required exams. He watched students drop out, flunk out, and give up on themselves. He decided one day that he didn’t want to stand by and watch the male youth of the city lose all of their potential and end up in jail or worse. He wanted to do something about it. Ginn went to the school board and the superintendent and told them that he wanted to start a public all-boys academy that was for at-risk youth. The program would be based off of a mentoring model which is very different from regular public schools. The motion was approved and in 2006 Ginn Academy was born.

In its first three years of being open Ginn Academy attracted more than 300 students. While the city of Glenville itself had a dropout rate of 54%, Ginn Academy had a dropout rate of 0%. Not a single student dropped out of the school or gave up. Many came to the school after hitting a rough patch in their lives and realizing that they were headed down a bad road but a normal public school was not going to help them get their lives on track.