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Sentencing Reform in Ohio

Posted Thursday, July 7, 2011

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Sentencing Reform in Ohio Ohio intends to save money and ease prison overcrowding by not putting low level criminals behind bars and creating new pathways for some inmates to shorten their sentences. Non-violent offenders -- often those convicted of drug offenses -- would be diverted to rehab programs and halfway houses. It's a rare policy change that has bipartisan support in Columbus. We'll discuss the changes and hear from critics, Thursday at 9 on 90.3.


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Ed Rhine, Deputy Director of Offender Reentry, Ohio Department of Rehabilitations and Corrections
Bernie Rochford, Executive Vice President, Oriana House
John Murphy, Executive Director, Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association
Thomas Stuber, President, Lorain County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services

Additional Information

Ohio Governor John Kasich signs sentencing reform bill that favors rehab over prisons for non-violent felons, The Plain Dealer

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