Tattoo artists tagged with rule violations 10,000 times in three years.
Ohio prison inmates are tattooing their bodies using devices pieced
together from everyday materials, even though getting inked in
unsterilized environments such as prison cells can lead to the spread of
bacteria and infectious diseases, including Hepatitis C and MRSA.
obtained by the Dayton Daily News show prison officials during a
three-year period filed nearly 10,000 code of conduct violations against
Ohio inmates for possessing items that are used to create body art.
Thousands of other internal charges were filed against inmates for
prisoners for Hepatitis C, MRSA and other infections can be pricey, and
prisoners who develop health problems from unsterilized equipment can
face long-term consequences, including liver disease and early death.
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