Criminal Justice Press Releases

  • 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
  • 08.27.18

    Statewide Poll on Bail Reform Reveals Ohioans Are Ready to Improve Pretrial Process

    CLEVELAND—Today the ACLU of Ohio and Pretrial Justice Institute (PJI) released the first statewide public opinion poll of voters’ views of bail and the pretrial justice system. The new data shows that Ohio voters want to reduce arrests, restrict detention, replace money bonds, and increase equity by addressing the racial and economic disparities in the Read more…

    Criminal Justice