Human Rights in Prison

OJPC’s policy reform agenda is transformative and rooted in our client-centered approach. For system change, we focus on the experiences of the people directly affected by the criminal legal system—our clients.

We seek to address excessive punishments and overly harsh sentences through adoption of a second look statute. People are more than their worst mistakes. Click here to learn more. 

We seek to remove the artificial barriers needlessly harming people decades after a criminal conviction through collateral sanction reform. Barriers limiting life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness after a person’s debt is paid have no place in our society. People deserve a clean slate and the chance to thrive after criminal sanctions end. Click here to learn more.

We seek to reduce mass incarceration and its effects in Ohio.