On a drizzly morning last summer, Patricia Jackson opened her door to two strangers. They told her they had come on behalf of a man named Angelo Robinson. Ms. Jackson grew cold at the mention. Angelo Robinson was the man who had shot and killed her sister, Veronica, 21 years earlier. She told them she […]
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.
CINCINNATI — Michelle Robinson didn’t pull the trigger that day in 2007, but her sentence was stiffer than the man who did. After a decade in jail and a failed appeal, it was a detailed letter from a co-defendant professing her innocence that allowed the 47-year-old to walk free. Read the rest of Cameron Knight’s story here.
COLUMBUS — John Schlosser has already served 24 years of a 40- to 58-year prison sentence. He was convicted of running a telemarketing scam that defrauded 11 victims of less than $2,000 combined in Montgomery County. Montgomery County prosecutors alleged more than 2,000 people were victimized, but harm to those customers was never proven at trial. Schlosser’s […]
The Ohio Justice and Policy Center is announcing a program that will advocate for shortening prison time for those who have plead guilty and face “excessive” prison sentences. The Cincinnati-based Beyond Guilt initiative wants to give former prisoners a platform to advocate for sentencing reform. Read the full story and listen to the radio report […]