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Grand Jury Indicts Former Cuyahoga County Corrections Center Warden, Two Corrections Officers

4/18/2019

(CLEVELAND, Ohio) — A Cuyahoga County grand jury has indicted an associate warden and two corrections officers from the Cuyahoga County Corrections Center.

Eric Ivey was indicted for offenses that occurred on Aug. 28, 2018, and April 17, 2019. Ivey was warden at the time of the first offense and is now an associate warden. According to the indictment, Ivey ordered a corrections officer to turn off his personal body camera during an emergency incident that included the death of an inmate. While being questioned by investigators, Ivey allegedly made a false statement regarding the incident.

  • Ivey is charged with Tampering with Evidence (F-3) and Falsification (M-1).

John Wilson and Jason A. Jozwiak were indicted for offenses that occurred on Feb. 5, 2018. Wilson allegedly struck an inmate repeatedly in his head, knocking out his teeth and causing another tooth to be forcefully lodged into the inmate’s nasal cavity, resulting in surgery and facial reconstruction. Jozwiak allegedly refused to permit a nurse to care for the inmate while the inmate sat in a restraint chair with a broken nose and broken teeth.

  • Wilson is charged with Felonious Assault (F-2), Interfering with Civil Rights (M-1) and Unlawful Restraint (M-3).
  • Jozwiak is charged with Falsification (M-1) and Interfering with Civil Rights (M-1)

The Special Prosecutions section of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office is prosecuting each case. Indictments for five additional Cuyahoga County Corrections Center officers were previously announced on April 8, 2019.

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