As we dive into a new year, here is an update on criminal-legal legislation at the Ohio Statehouse Compilation and analysis by OJPC’s Policy Director, Kevin Werner Senate Bills Pending: Senate Bill 3 (Eklund-R, O’Brien-D) Express intent to reform drug sentencing laws. S.B. 3 had its 10th hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Dec. 17. This bill is a direct result […]
On Thursday, Angelo Robinson walked out of an Ohio jail. Mr. Robinson, 43, had spent more than half of his life behind bars and, until quite recently, he had no reason to believe he would get out anytime soon. Read the rest of Campbell Robinson’s story on OJPC client Angelo Robinson here.
Hunter, a survivor of domestic violence, was awarded clemency by Gov. John Kasich. On July 15, 2019, Thomia “Mia” Hunter was walked out of the Ohio Reformatory for Women. She was incarcerated for 15 years. “Thank you,” Mia said, moments after walking out of the prison. “This is a miracle from God.” Mia was greeted […]
Legislators have heard us loud and clear: We want real reform that safely decarcerates Ohio’s overcrowded prisons and recognizes Ohio cannot incarcerate its way out of the drug epidemic. In the first six months of the 133rd General Assembly, OJPC has been a force for change in the legislature. We’re pleased to see a number of […]
We’re so excited to introduce OJPC’s newest project, Beyond Guilt. If you’re a friend of OJPC, you’ve likely heard us call ourselves “the Guilty Project” on occasion. We are finally making that sentiment official, by launching a project that will seek to free people who admit guilt, are serving long sentences, have rehabilitated themselves and […]
The Ohio Justice & Policy Center is honored to work with Policy Matters Ohio and The Fund for Our Economic Future analyzing how collateral sanctions to criminal convictions are affecting Ohio’s workforce. The report finds that an estimated 1.3 million Ohio jobs are either completely or partially off limits to Ohioans with previous criminal convictions. That […]
Here you can read the ABC Nightline story about Tyra Patterson. The story originally aired on May 7, 2018.
Sasha Naiman joined Cincinnati’s NPR affiliate, WVXU, to discuss local efforts to address human trafficking and to aid victims. You can learn more about our Women’s Project and our support for surivors of human trafficking.
The Columbus Dispatch details our report “urging a state panel to propose major changes to criminal law in hopes of putting fewer people behind bars.”
Reporter Alan Johnson investigated why Ohio has seen a dramatic rise of women in prison and solutions moving forward. Mr. Johnson spoke to David Singleton, who shared his insight from representing women in prison through OJPC’s Women’s Project.