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Housing Access for People with Criminal Records

Source: National Low Income Housing Coalition

Housing Access for People with Criminal Records

By: Elayne Weiss, Senior Policy Analyst, National Low Income Housing Coalition

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Pretrial Basics

Source: ACLU of Ohio

Answers to frequently asked questions, definitions and additional resources for those interested in issues of pretrial justice.

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A Review of the Research on Plea Bargaining: Vera Institute of Justice

Source: Vera Institute of Justice

“Plea bargaining is more a part of the American justice system than the formal trial and, in fact, makes up the vast majority of criminal justice transactions today. Only 2 percent of federal criminal cases—and a similar number of state cases—are brought to trial. More than 90 percent of convictions, at both federal and state levels, are the result of guilty pleas.” — In the Shadows: A Review of the Research on Plea Bargaining.

By: Ram Subramanian, Léon Digard, Melvin Washington II, and Stephanie Sorage

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Podcast: The Steep Road to Freedom

Source: ACLU of Ohio

Looking for a new podcast? “The Steep Road to Freedom” is a podcast produced by the ACLU of Ohio about work to reform and ultimately eliminate the cash bail system in Ohio.

(Listen for OJPC staff on Episode 3!)

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Ohio Trial Courts & Local Rules

Source: The Supreme Court of Ohio

A catalogue of all Ohio Trial Courts’ website and links to local rules.

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Incarceration Trends in Ohio: Vera Institute of Justice

Source: Vera Institute of Justice

Incarceration trends for Ohio — including rates, population information, and comparison to national and neighboring state trends.

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Prison Policy Initiative: Ohio Profile

Source: Prison Policy Initiative

Ohio has an incarceration rate of 679 per 100,000 people (including prisons, jails, immigration detention, and juvenile justice facilities), meaning that it locks up a higher percentage of its people than many wealthy democracies do. Read on to learn more about who is incarcerated in Ohio and why.

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Bail Reform Resource Center by ACLU Ohio

Source: ACLU Ohio

Ohio’s reliance on cash bail has perpetuated a two-tiered system of justice: one for the wealthy and one for the rest of us. We can’t end mass incarceration without ending the bail system as we know it.

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Ohio Revised Code

Source: State of Ohio

Link to the Ohio Revised Code.

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Bail Reform Animated Explainer

Source: ACLU of Ohio

Ohio’s reliance on cash bail has created a two-tiered system of justice where wealthier people accused of a crime go free while poorer people accused of the same crime stay behind bars. This animated short breaks down Ohio’s cash bail system.

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