Re-Entry Business Summit; Statehouse Update

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The Ohio Department of Rehabiliation and Corrections estimates that each year 28,000 prisoners are released and sent back home to their communities.  Getting a job is seen by experts as one of the best pathways to preventing a return to prison. But getting jobs for those returning from prison is easier said than done.  Employers have been reluctant to hire former offenders. A summit this week in Cleveland aims to help educate employers about hiring those re-entering society.  Plus, Ohio moves closer to taking applications for medical marijuana grow sites.  And, lawmakers look for ways to trim the Governor's budget by $800 million.


Judge Nancy Margaret Russo, Cuyahoga Common Pleas Court, Re-Entry Court  
Crystal Bryant, Director, Cuyahoga County, Office of Reentry  
Bishara Addison, Policy and Special Project Manager, Towards Employment  
Mark Kawada, General Manager, Pier W  
Jackie Borchardt, Reporter, Columbus Bureau,  
Karen Kasler, Ohio Statehouse Bureau Chief 


Re-Entry Business Summit Details

Cleveland Connects: Justice for All

Justice for All: Expanded Coverage

State of Ohio: Gary Mohr, Director, Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections


Ohio Channel On-Demand Video


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