Prison officers falsified logs on day of Ariel Castro death

Ariel Castro, centre, was found hanging in his cell last month. Credit: Reuters/Aaron Josefczyk

On the day of Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro's death in his prison cell, prison officers falsified logs and didn't properly complete rounds, according to a state report released today.

A review by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction found that rounds were missed and logs falsified in the six hours before Castro, 53, was found hanging in his cell on 3 September.

Castro had been serving a sentence of life plus 1,000 years for the abduction, torture and detention of three Cleveland women. He had been taken off suicide watch in June but was supposed to have been checked on every 30 minutes by guards.