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NEWS RELEASE: Bipartisan death penalty repeal bill introduced in Ohio

COLUMBUS, OH—State Senators Stephen Huffman (R-Tipp City) and Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) announced a bipartisan death penalty repeal bill Thursday morning during a virtual press conference. The Senators were joined by several colleagues from both the House and Senate including Senator Kristina Roegner (R-Hudson), Senator Niraj Antani (R-Miami Township), Senator Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland), Representative Adam […]

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Forthcoming series of reports to examine death penalty in Ohio

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NEWS RELEASE: Bipartisan death penalty repeal bill introduced in Ohio

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Legislative Update: SB3 passes the Senate, HB1 should be next

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Welcome Home, Alexis

When Alexis Ke’Erica Martin walked out of prison, she was overjoyed – and so were many others. Her step into the prison parking lot marked a major step toward true freedom, after a life of human trafficking and incarceration. Alexis was ready for the next chapter of her life. “Ke” (short for Ke’Erica), as she […]

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Forthcoming series of reports to examine death penalty in Ohio

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From Child Sex Trafficking Victim to Capital Offender

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Ohio Lame Duck session: How you can help right now

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Protests and the Pandemic: Recommendations for a more equitable Cincinnati

On June 4, after more than a week of protests across the United States and almost three months into a global pandemic, The Ohio Justice & Policy Center and the Cincinnati Black United Front released a list of eight recommendations. These are concrete ways for law enforcement, prosecutors, courts, and local governments to respond to […]

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Forthcoming series of reports to examine death penalty in Ohio

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NEWS RELEASE: Bipartisan death penalty repeal bill introduced in Ohio

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Ohio Lame Duck session: How you can help right now

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Where Are They Now? Former OJPC intern Ben Ranz

I spent the summer of 2019 as an OJPC intern after my first year of law school. OJPC had been on my radar even before law school began. I was drawn to their commitment to not only address one-on-one client issues, but also to make large-scale systemic policy changes to prevent future client issues from […]

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Where Are They Now? Former OJPC intern Ben Ranz

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Why fight the symptoms of mass incarceration when you can change the system itself?

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Empathy isn’t as simple as walking a mile in someone else’s shoes

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