How OJPC is trying to free at-risk prisoners during the coronavirus pandemic

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By: Lily Meyer The lawyers and staff of the Ohio Justice & Policy Center were concerned about Ohio prisoners’ health long before the coronavirus pandemic began. OJPC’s flagship Human Rights in Prison program advocates for adequate access to health care for all incarcerated Ohioans. Before this March, fighting for prisoners’ medical rights meant advocating and […]

Where are they now? Former OJPC intern Holly McCabe

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By: Holly McCabe In the summer of 2019, I spent my summer as an intern at the Ohio Justice and Policy Center. I was thrilled when I was offered an interview, and then so much more elated when I was offered a position. I was excited, but I had no idea what was truly in […]

Drafting contest: An Ohio “Second-Look” Statute

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This contest is over, but join us Sept. 2 for the announcement of contest winners and a webinar about second-look statutes in Ohio and across the country. Registration and information on the Sept. 2 virtual event available here: Contest sponsored by The Ohio Justice & Policy Center and the Drug Enforcement and Policy Center […]

Welcome Home, Alexis

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Alexis Ke’Erica Martin granted clemency, reentering the world amidst a pandemic Written by: OJPC Deputy Director Sasha Naiman, one of Alexis Martin’s attorneys 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 […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Jayla Rodgers

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Written by OJPC volunteer Kathryn Wallace Jayla joined the ranks of volunteers at OJPC in January of 2020.  In that short time, she has become an integral part of our team. She starts the day at OJPC with a smile that brightens the day for all of us. Even though she is working on her degree in […]