How we can minimize harm and save lives during a pandemic

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The Ohio Justice & Policy Center’s recommendations to minimize the scale and spread of the new coronavirus in our criminal legal system Ohio’s leaders took swift action to contain the spread of the new coronavirus. Large gatherings are prohibited, bars and restaurants are closed, and many of us are working from home (including the OJPC […]

We’re ready to repeal the death penalty in Ohio

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The death penalty is a failed public policy. The Ohio Justice & Policy Center is eager for the advancement of a new, bipartisan Ohio Senate bill that would end the practice of executions in our state. State Sen. Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) announced the bill Wednesday morning, but said it will be formally introduced in […]

A Discussion on Justice & Punishment with Yusef Salaam

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OJPC’s Annual Event: September 10, 2020 OJPC is holding its annual fundraising event on September 10, 2020, and it will feature Dr. Yusef Salaam – activist, poet, father, and inspirational speaker. He is one of the Exonerated Five, formerly known as the “Central Park Five.” Since his release more than 20 years ago, Yusef has […]

Rhonda Head’s journey to reenter society

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Written by: Tiffanny Smith, attorney at OJPC who represented Rhonda Head in a lawsuit (alongside the ACLU of Ohio) Rhonda Head was convicted of murder and kidnapping in 2001. Her involvement in the crime stemmed from serving as the driver for a man in exchange for drugs which he had gotten her addicted to. On […]