Lecture: Central Ohio's Historic Prisons

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

David Meyers can tell you more than you ever thought possible about Central Ohio correctional facilities - but he'd like to show you instead. The author of Central Ohio's Historic Prisons and Columbus: The Musical Crossroads, Meyers will present a slide presentation at 7 p.m. tonight at the Grandview Public Heights Library. Meyers, a 30-year corrections employee with stints at both the Ohio Penitentiary and the Ohio State Reformatory, knows a few things about what was previously considered "the country's most complete prison system." With help from the library's very impressive online photo catalog, Meyers will present historic photos from local institutions ranging from the Ohio Penitentiary to the Boys' Industrial School.

-Nikki Davis

"Central Ohio's Historic Prisons"

When: 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21

Where: Grandview Heights Public Library, Grandview

Web: ghpl.org