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  • 04.12.14

    Media Roundup » 04/04/14 through 04/11/14

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    * ACLU of Ohio Mentioned Chief Justice O’Connor slams door on debtors’ prisons – Youngstown Vindicator, 4/6* City to review board’s closed-door policy – Dayton Daily News, 4/6* Supreme Court won’t hear case on gay wedding snub – USA Today, 4/7 Lax rules harm accountability – Columbus Dispatch, 4/7 Legislators threaten to slash Cuyahoga Countymore »

  • 04.10.14

    Media Roundup » 03/21/14 through 04/04/14

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    * ACLU of Ohio Mentioned Parents threaten to sink Elyria Schools renewal – Elyria Chronicle Telegram, 3/22* Bus ride to Mount Airy simulates voter trek – Cincinatti Enquirer, 3/22 Ohio’s false-statement law is unconstitutional – Cincinnati Enquirer, 3/23* Prayer continues to raise eyebrows in the Falls – Akron Beacon Journal, 3/2 ACLU wants supreme courtmore »

  • 04.05.14

    Ohio’s children are being tortured. A look at the extreme isolation of mentally-ill kids.

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    Ohio is failing its children. From shackling of non-violent juveniles, to secluding school children with disabilities, to isolating children with mental illnesses, the rights and health of children are being ignored. Children held in solitary confinement suffer extreme harm.  It leads to developmental delays and increases in mental illness.  Ohio has locked up juveniles in isolationmore »

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  • 04.01.14

    Voting Made Easy in Ohio . . . April Fool’s!

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    Today is the first day of early voting in Ohio; it also marks the last hoorah for “Golden Week,” the brief window of opportunity where someone can register and vote at the same time that has been so very important to low-income voters. The upcoming primary election may, in fact, be the last time Ohioansmore »

  • 03.26.14

    Restore Your Voting Rights!

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    This is the first in a series of posts focusing on issues we will be tackling at the 2014 ACLU of Ohio biennial conference, Resist. Reclaim. Restore Your Rights! Working to defend and expand voting rights is a central focus for the ACLU of Ohio. Recent events have made our work more important than ever.more »

  • 03.25.14

    Extra! Extra! May Election. Your chance to hold local officials accountable.

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    Primary elections are often ignored, but they are every bit as important as any other election. Often the issues on the ballot in these elections affect your life in a very real way. Ohio’s primary election will take place on Tuesday May 6, 2014. If you have not yet registered to vote in this election,more »

  • 03.25.14

    Media Roundup » 03/15/14 through 03/21/14

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    * ACLU of Ohio Mentioned Enough with the early voting complaints: Brent Larkin – Cleveland.com, 3/15 Too many requests for public records rejected, officials say – Columbus Dispatch, 3/17 Columbus police maintain list of frequent complainers – Columbus Dispatch, 3/17* Ohio case gets serious and satirical attention before Supreme Court hearing – USA Today, 3/17*more »

  • 03.20.14

    Gouging Prisoners and Families with Steep Fees Hurts Everyone

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    When people go to prison, it’s often their loved ones who end up shouldering the financial burden. Prison jobs can help inmates purchase the bare essentials, but it falls to families to transfer money into commissary accounts if they want to stay in touch with their loved one on a regular basis. Of course, thesemore »

  • 03.19.14

    Buried Alive: Isolation doesn’t teach – it hurts!

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    17-year-old Raistlen Katka twice tried to bite through the veins in his wrists. He tried to commit suicide while in solitary confinement in a Montana detention center. Raistlen’s story is just one of the countless that indicate how isolation hurts. This week, after several failed attempts to resolve the issue of excessive seclusion in Ohio’smore »

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  • 03.17.14

    Media Roundup » 02/28/14 through 03/14/14

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    * ACLU of Ohio Mentioned Broad language in religious freedom bill could have prompted discriminatory behavior, particularly against gays, legal experts say – Cleveland.com, 2/28* GOP, abetted by Gov. Kasich, continues its shameful assault on voting rights in Ohio – Cleveland Plain Dealer, 3/1 Proposed new jail standards both praised, condemned – Columbus Dispatch, 3/2more »

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