Protests and the Pandemic: Recommendations for a more equitable Cincinnati

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On June 4, after more than a week of protests across the United States and almost three months into a global pandemic, The Ohio Justice & Policy Center and the Cincinnati Black United Front released a list of eight recommendations. These are concrete ways for law enforcement, prosecutors, courts, and local governments to respond to […]

How OJPC is trying to free at-risk prisoners during the coronavirus pandemic

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By: Lily Meyer The lawyers and staff of the Ohio Justice & Policy Center were concerned about Ohio prisoners’ health long before the coronavirus pandemic began. OJPC’s flagship Human Rights in Prison program advocates for adequate access to health care for all incarcerated Ohioans. Before this March, fighting for prisoners’ medical rights meant advocating and […]

Webinar: An Ohio “Second-Look” Statute

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Fighting for a Second Look: Efforts in Ohio and Across the Nation Sept. 2, 2-3:00 p.m. EST Draconian sentencing laws and practices, stretching back decades, have yielded countless excessive prison terms nationwide. As public awareness of this problem mounts, legal advocates and scholars, including the American Law Institute, have urged new legal mechanisms to allow courts to […]

Welcome Home, Alexis

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Alexis Ke’Erica Martin granted clemency, reentering the world amidst a pandemic Written by: OJPC Deputy Director Sasha Naiman, one of Alexis Martin’s attorneys When Alexis Ke’Erica Martin walked out of prison, she was overjoyed – and so were many others. Her step into the prison parking lot marked a major step toward true freedom, after […]