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 […]

Cyntoia Brown isn’t an isolated case of injustice

Posted Posted in Blog, Human Trafficking, Latest, Women's Project

OJPC and others are pushing for Alexis Martin’s release from prison People all over the country are discussing and debating the treatment of human trafficking survivors in America’s criminal justice system. This is due to one sensational case of injustice — that of Cyntoia Brown of Tennessee. Cyntoia Denise Brown was serving a life sentence […]

Ohio’s “Wasted Assets” — a new report on unemployment and underemployment due to criminal convictions

Posted Posted in Blog, CIVICC, Latest, Policy Reform, Reducing Collateral Sanctions

The Ohio Justice & Policy Center is honored to work with Policy Matters Ohio and The Fund for Our Economic Future analyzing how collateral sanctions to criminal convictions are affecting Ohio’s workforce. The report finds that an estimated 1.3 million Ohio jobs are either completely or partially off limits to Ohioans with previous criminal convictions. That […]