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The Appeal of the Repeal: Why Ohioans Are Ready and Motivated to End Capital Punishment

Source: OJPC

The first report in a forthcoming series about the death penalty in Ohio, why it doesn’t work, and why now is the time to repeal it.

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I have a criminal record. Can I vote?

Source: OJPC

Some states put up roadblocks that make it more difficult for people with criminal records to cast a ballot. Here are the rules in Ohio.

Video funded in part through a grant from the Ohio State Bar Foundation.

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  • human rights
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What is Bail?

Source: OJPC

1-minute explainer video: What is bail, and why do justice advocates want to reform (or repeal) it?
Video series funded by the Ohio State Bar Foundation

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Three things to do after getting out of prison

Source: OJPC

1-minute explainer video with helpful tips for returning citizens looking for a fresh start.

 

Funded by a grant from the Ohio State Bar Foundation.

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Webinar: Eliminating Racial Inequities in our Criminal Legal System

Source: EquaSion

OJPC Executive Director and Board member/activist Dr. Zaria Davis take part in a webinar on racial inequities with EquaSion, presented by A Mighty Stream.

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Human Trafficking Awareness Day 2021

Source: The Ohio Channel

Human Trafficking Awareness Day 2021 discussion

Featuring: Alexis Ke’Erica Martin, Poet, Public Speaker and Anti-Human-Trafficking Advocate
Sasha Naiman, Deputy Director of the Ohio Justice & Policy Center
Introduction by: Senator Teresa Fedor

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Resources for Returning Citizens in Cincinnati

Source: OJPC

Reentry after prison can be difficult. Many people leave prison with little no financial savings, job prospects, or affordable housing options.

While there are many unfair structural obstacles to reentry, here is a spreadsheet with groups of nonprofits and service organizations located in Greater Cincinnati that provide food and meals; furniture; housing and utility assistance; job training and education; medical, dental and mental health services; and transportation.

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A Guide To Finding Housing After Incarceration

Source: MyMove.com

Whether you were recently released from prison or you have an incarcerated loved one and you’re wondering what to expect when an inmate comes home, we’ve built this guide to help. It’s loaded with information about finding housing for returning citizens. We’ve linked to plenty of resources to help jumpstart the best life after prison.

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Ohio Bail Reform Fiscal Impact Analysis

Source: ACLU of Ohio

Ohio’s bail system does not promote public safety— it simply allows some people to buy their release, regardless of what threat they may pose. It is also burdensome to taxpayers who end up footing the bill for long, unnecessary jail stays. Bail reform is needed to end wealth-based detention, bring Ohio’s courts into compliance with the United States Constitution, save money, and truly promote public safety.

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CIVICC Ohio

Source: OJPC

CIVICC: Civil Impact of Criminal Convictions database

This website provides an online database and search tools for anyone who wants to learn more about the collateral consequences of conviction in Ohio.

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  • record sealing
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