Officials identify inmate killed in Ohio prison assault

MANSFIELD, Ohio - Authorities have identified an Ohio inmate who was assaulted by another inmate in a prison recreation area and died the next day.

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction said Wednesday that 33-year-old Michael Dodgens, of Columbus, died Aug. 25.

The State Highway Patrol says he was attacked by another inmate armed with a “personal weapon” at Mansfield Correctional Institute the day before.

No one has been charged, and no suspects have been publicly identified.

Dodgens was serving a 15-year sentence for a 2007 rape conviction in Licking County.

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