August 11, 2015
The ACLU of Ohio presents a free screening of “Prisons for Profit” at the Kent Branch Toledo Library in Toledo.
The documentary chronicles the aftermath of the nation’s first state prison sold to a for-profit corporation. This short film exposes the many unforeseen, and oftentimes harmful, changes that take place once a private prison company takes over.
September 17, 2015
In 2004, Congress created Constitution Day on September 17 and passed a law requiring all publicly funded schools to provide educational programming on the Constitution.
Why September 17? It was on this day in 1787 that the United States Constitution was signed by the delegates who were present at the Constitutional Convention.
October 4, 2015
Walk to Stop Executions focuses on the need to abolish the death penalty in Ohio.
The event will begin on Sunday, October 4, in Lucasville, Ohio, near the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility. An orientation meeting for participants will be held the night before the walk.