CLEVELAND - The son of Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro says he hopes his father's life and death can lead to changes in handling sexual predators, domestic violence, mental illness and prison safety.
Anthony Castro writes in a Plain Dealer column published Sunday that "justice truly will have been served" if his father's horrific acts can prevent similar crimes.
Ariel Castro committed suicide in prison this month while beginning a life sentence for imprisoning three women in his home for a decade, repeatedly beating and raping them.
Anthony Castro writes that he was "horrified and disgusted" by his father's actions, "shell-shocked" by the ensuing media barrage and still angry when Castro killed himself.
He writes that he isn't going to hate his father, saying his punishment is between him "and his Maker."
A local woman remembers her own ordeal after watching Michelle Knight speak on a national TV program.
Cleveland-area residents reacted to Michelle Knight's first interview since she escaped from Ariel Castro's home, where she was held in captivity for 11 years.
Michelle Knight, who was held captive by Ariel Castro for 11 years, revealed details of what happened to her inside the convicted rapist and kidnapper's home in a national TV interview with Dr. Phil Tuesday.
An Ohio prison guard has resigned after an investigation about falsification of logs documenting checks on a death row inmate who later committed suicide.
Ohio's prison system has faced a glut of bad news in recent months, from inmate suicides to four homicides in a single prison in about a year, but long-term population growth trends are causing officials the most headaches.
Mary Jordan, a reporter for the Washington Post, will write a book for Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus about the horrors that happened inside the house on Seymour Avenue.
There are 238 sex offenders who live within a two-mile radius of the former home of late convicted kidnapper Ariel Castro, according to a public records search.
The warden will move from Correctional Reception Center south of Columbus to the same job at Madison Correctional Institution.
An Ohio bill to provide cash reparations and other assistance to the three women held captive in a Cleveland home passed the House Wednesday.