Legislative Update: House Bill 1 and Senate Bill 3

Posted Posted in Latest, Policy Reform, Reducing Collateral Sanctions, Sentencing Reform

Legislators have heard us loud and clear: We want real reform that safely decarcerates Ohio’s overcrowded prisons and recognizes Ohio cannot incarcerate its way out of the drug epidemic. In the first six months of the 133rd General Assembly, OJPC has been a force for change in the legislature. We’re pleased to see a number of […]

Op-Ed: Anyone who is drowning and asks for a life vest deserves a life vest

Posted Posted in Blog, Latest, Sentencing Reform

This Op-Ed was written by David Singleton for The Cincinnati Herald.  So many of our friends and loved ones across our community are treading water—and even drowning —in the sea of addiction and incarceration. Our criminal justice, prison and drug treatment system can’t address the needs of those who want help, and that must change. […]