The paroled prisoners were not allowed to carry weapons and could not perform any type of military drills per the Cartel agreement. The 88th Ohio did not quite see it that way. The paroled Union prisoners naturally resented being called cowards and giving up. One of their first punishments was with holding the PPOW pay. This resulted in breaking of widows and tearing up some of their living quarters in prison. And this resulted in the 88th Ohio throwing their food over the wall like feeding hogs in buckets letting the food hit the dirt. Things were heating up in a hurry and Stanton kept sending more and more Union paroled prisoners to Camp Chase. By the time Wallace arrived in Columbus it was a mob of angry Union soldiers. The Confederates by enlarge had been sent home for parole and exchange leaving the only prisoners as Union paroled prisoners with the exception of a few Confederate political prisoners.
There is a rather famous photograph of Confederate prisoners dressed as civilians at Camp Chase. It is my opinion these were Union paroled prisoners and not Confederates at all. In the photograph you can see torn buildings and broken windows not to mention a building that had a sign that said United States Post Office but the photograph has to be enlarged in which I did so to see the sign.
Lew Wallace had trouble breathing at Camp Chase because of the filth and smells and was met with yells of liar before he even spoke. One of the first things Lew Wallace did was to pay the Union paroled prisoners and he moved many to the new parole camp called Camp Lew Wallace. Camp Lew Wallace was only in existence for a few months. However in 1870 "The Ohio State University" was founded and Camp Lew Wallace had been within their new grounds. Many of the Union paroled prisoners went on French leave at Camp Lew Wallace which was unauthorized leave and then returning. Some of the PPOW at Camp Lew Wallace never returned.
Seven Union paroled prisoners died at Camp Chase. Today they now have Confederate tombstones at the Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery. For more detailed reading on this subject see the Columbus, Ohio Dispatch article "Blue Among Gray" which can be read online.
One Union paroled prisoner had been with the hard charging Ohio 3rd Infantry and was captured by Forrest as he had belonged to Able Streight's command. The Union paroled prisoner at Camp Chase was Cornelius Driscoll and had told the 88th Ohio guard he was going out the front gate for a drink. The guard said he would shoot him if he did so. The only thing we know is that the 88th Ohio guard shot and killed private Cornelius Driscoll of the 3rd Ohio Infantry. And in a flash a riot occurred. The 3rd Ohio was fighting the 88th Ohio at Camp Chase. The 3rd Ohio did manage to burn down some of the 88th Ohio living quarters. But just as quick the riot ended but not before causing a lot of damage to soldiers and property alike.