January 14, 2017 – Seema Iyer, ESQ., author of the podcast “The Case of Tyra Patterson,” joined Jon Cryer on the Undisclosed Podcast. You can listen here.
January 5, 2017 — The article centers around Kevin Miller’s story and how it reflects the devastating and ongoing sanctions we place on people with criminal records, who have paid their dues. OJPC’s CIVICC database (http://civiccohio.org) is featured.
“In Ohio alone there are some 700 statutes and regulations that block employers from hiring people who have been arrested, convicted, or incarcerated, according to Stephen JohnsonGrove, senior attorney at the Ohio Justice & Policy Center, a nonpartisan group that maintains a searchable database of such rules.”
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January 9, 2017 – Sasha Naiman joined Cincinnati’s NPR affiliate, WVXU, to discuss local efforts to address human trafficking and to aid victims. You can learn more about our Women’s Project and our support for surivors of human trafficking.
December 21, 2016 -Nancy Petro is co-author with former Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro of “False Justice — Eight Myths that Convict the Innocent.” She published the following op-ed in the Columbus Dispatch.
Ohioan Tyra Patterson, 42, has served 22 years in prison for a crime she’s steadfastly claimed she didn’t commit. She awaits a clemency decision from Gov. John Kasich. Patterson is supported by Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters, Sen. Peggy Lehner, R-Kettering, former congresswoman Jean Schmidt, former Attorney General Jim Petro, and many others. Recently she garnered her most important ally: Holly Lai, who was sitting beside her sister Michelle, 15, when Michelle was murdered.
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