VIDEO: Prisoner Shanks 4 Helpless Inmates Chained To Table, Gets No Punishment

Authorities released the video of Greg Reinke stabbing four fellow inmates who were chained to a table in the prison.

Lucasville, OH – A newly-released video showed a brutal knife attack on four prisoners inside the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville (video below).

The footage from a surveillance camera inside the prison showed the moment when inmate Greg Reinke got up from his table in the recreation area and attacked four other inmates with a seven-inch shank on June 4, 2017.

Authorities declined to charge Reinke at the time because he was already serving a life sentence, according to WJW.

Then the same inmate was involved in a knife attack on Correctional Officer Mathew Mathias in the prison infirmary on Feb. 20, 2018.

Correctional Officer Mathias was stabbed 32 times and suffered numerous internal injuries as a result of Reinke’s attack, WJW reported.

The near-fatal attack on a correctional officer brought the security problems at Lucasville to a head.

Although authorities had initially opted not to charge Reinke for the attack on his fellow inmates, newly-elected Scioto County Prosecutor Shane Tieman had a different plan, according to WJW.

Tieman said decided to charge Reinke with both prison attacks to send a message inside the facility that such crimes won’t be tolerated in the Lucasville prison.

He said that Reinke’s victims, regardless of why they were there in prison, deserved justice.

“These victims deserve their day in court too,” Tieman told WJW. “To say, ‘This was done to me,’ and for us to stand up and say, ‘It is not right, what was done to these victims.'”

Authorities recently released a video of the attack on the inmates that showed Reinke attacked, and tried to kill, four inmates who were chained to a table playing a card game.

Reinke either slipped out of his handcuffs, or was not shackled to the table where he was seated, the video showed.

He had two homemade knives on him when he attacked the inmates, WJW reported.

The video showed it took correctional officers more than one minute to respond to the incident and rescue the inmates who were being attacked.

When the correctional officers arrived, it took another three minutes for them to unshackle the wounded inmates.

Prison Spokeswoman JoEllen Smith said the delay was because their chains “became entangled when inmates were moving around during the attack.”

As a result of the incident, the Lucasville facility stopped shackling multiple inmates to tables, WJW reported.

The Ohio Civil Service Employees Association, the union that represents the correctional officers, reached an agreement with the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in April that increased security measures for moving dangerous inmates.

But the spokesman for the union said despite additional security steps they’re taking to increase safety, nothing is perfect.

“There’s no such thing as an inmate being locked in a cell, no matter what the security status is, for 24 hours, seven days a week,” Christopher Mabe said. “That’s not what we do.”

Watch video of the attack on the inmates here below. WARNING - Graphic Content:

No. 1-11

Did they deserve it? No. Should this guy be punished? Yes. Either way he will get his sooner or later. If they weren’t chained, I bet his actions would be very careful because he can’t fight. I’m sure the BLM and ACLU will be watering at the mouth for this if they hadn’t blabbed about it yet.


Take him out back, find a tree and be done with it !!!!!!!!!!


Hello Det_John_Kimble-- I would change the wording to:

"... prior life sentence is hereby forfeited. We will now implement an immediately enforced death penalty."


The death penalty might help. It can be fixed. The courts automatically get 180 days to review the trial/sentence. No attorneys involved, just the court transcript. If none of them issue a stay the execution occurs at 00.00.01 on day 181.

Celtic Gyrl
Celtic Gyrl

As much as justice is deserved, as the prosecutor I wouldn’t waste the county’s valuable and limited funds on a fruitless prosecution. The inmate is already incarcerated for life so it won’t impact him as much as if he was facing short time and early release possibilities. To make him feel any punishment, I believe solitary confinement 24/7 for a month or longer would make more of an impression than additional charges on this guy.