Ad Hoc Committee Recommends Improvements to Ohio's Bail System

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Legal systems acoss the country are examining bail and other pre-trial procedures to make them equitable. One big idea is to set bail based on whether the defendant is a risk to flee or harm the community, rather than just based on the charge.  The Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission, a Supreme Court working group, convened an ad hoc committee of legal system professionals from across the state to examine bail and offer reform recommendations.

Guests: 

Sara Andrews, Director, Criminal Sentencing Commission, The Supreme Court of Ohio  
Judge Ken Spanagel, Parma Municipal Court, Sentencing Commission Member, Ad Hoc Committee Co-Chair

 

Resources Mentioned on Air:

Cleveland Connects: Justice for All

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Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission Ad Hoc Committee Report on Bail and Pretrial Services

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