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Staying Out of Prison

Posted Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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Staying Out of Prison In a perfect world, someone convicted of breaking the law would serve time in jail and move on with life having paid a debt to society. But nationally, more than 40% of ex-convicts are back behind bars within three years. Ohio has had some success reducing that percentage, which now stands at under 29%. Thursday morning at 9:00, we'll find out what it takes to make prison a one-time experience in the Buckeye State. Join Mike McIntyre for The Sound of Ideas.


Community/Human Interest, Courts/Crime - Fire/Law Enforcement


Linda Janes, Chief of Staff, Ohio Dept. of Rehabilitation and Correction
Paula Smith, Director of the Corrections Institute, University of Cincinnati
Susan of Wadsworth, former Oriana House client
Jim Lawrence, CEO, Oriana House
Judge Michael Russo, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court

Additional Information

Pew study shows reducing prison returnees will reduce costs.
Ohio recidivism drops

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