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Safe Surrender Program Reigns in Northeast Ohio Fugitives

Posted Thursday, September 16, 2010

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When you think of fugitives, you often think of criminals being doggedly pursued by the police. But a program in northeast Ohio next week will work the other way around-- it will offer fugitives a chance to turn themselves in. Safe Surrender programs give people an opportunity to clear their conscience and safely pay their debt to society. In the past, they've reigned in over 1,000 fugitives in the region. But how helpful are they in the big scheme of bringing people to justice? We'll talk with local law enforcement about Fugitive Safe Surrender programs and other efforts to crack down on crime, Thursday morning at 9, on the Sound of Ideas.


Government/Politics, Other, Courts/Crime - Fire/Law Enforcement


Peter J. Elliott, U.S. Marshal, Northern District of Ohio
Judge Joan Synenberg, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court
Minister Marcus Gould, Mt. Zion Church
David Licate, Associate Professor, Director of Criminal Justice Program, University of Akron

Additional Information

Fugitive Safe Surrender Program
Cleveland's Second Fugitive Safe Surrender Offers Those on the Run a Chance to Turn Themselves In, Plain Dealer
Mt. Zion Church will be hosting Fugitive Safe Surrender on 9/22/10
One Mt. Zion Circle
Oakwood Village, OH

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Jackie 9:37 AM 9/16/10

How do you think it might go for a person who has drug trafficing (heroin) inditment.

Also can a police officer MAKE someone do an undercover drug deal to get an easier sentence.
She is terrified to do this as her name is “out” on the street as a snitch.


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