Mia Hunter released from prison

Posted Posted in ISDV, Latest, News

Hunter, a survivor of domestic violence, was awarded clemency by Gov. John Kasich. On July 15, 2019, Thomia “Mia” Hunter was walked out of the Ohio Reformatory for Women. She was incarcerated for 15 years. “Thank you,” Mia said, moments after walking out of the prison. “This is a miracle from God.” Mia was greeted […]

This Pride month, don’t forget about trans prisoners who need our help

Posted Posted in Blog, Human Rights in Prison, Latest

Trans people are more than twenty times more likely than the average U.S. citizen to be incarcerated in their lifetime I spent part of this month celebrating Pride alongside thousands of other Greater Cincinnatians. At the Pride Parade in particular, the joy of celebrating inclusivity, acceptance, and love was palpable. I wish so badly that […]

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 […]