Criminal Justice Press Releases

  • 02.19.19

    New Report Shows Ohio Lawmakers Undermine Criminal Sentencing Reform Year after Year

    ACLU of Ohio Publishes Latest “Statehouse- to- Prison Pipeline”

    COLUMBUS—A new ACLU of Ohio report, issued today, finds that Ohio legislators introduced 137 bills in the last legislative session to send more people to the state’s already overcrowded prisons and jails. The report, Ohio’s Statehouse-to-Prison Pipeline: 132nd General Assembly 2017-2018, reveals that our elected officials are damaging their own “multi-year effort” to simplify the Read more…

    Criminal Justice
  • 09.13.18

    ACLU of Ohio Endorses Issue 1

    Initiative Would Decriminalize Certain Drug Offenses and Redirect Money from Prisons to Communities

    CLEVELAND — The ACLU of Ohio urges a “yes” vote on State Issue 1, which will reduce the number of people in state prison and reinvest the savings to  drug treatment programs and community services. The ballot measure would amend the state Constitution and require all fourth and fifth-degree felony offenses for obtaining, possessing, or Read more…

    Criminal Justice, Drug Policy, Voting Rights