Drug Policy 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
  • 01.29.18

    ACLU of Ohio Opposes Senate Bill 1, Legislation That Perpetuates Failed “War on Drugs”

    COLUMBUS- On January 30, the ACLU of Ohio will testify before the House Criminal Justice Committee to oppose SB 1, legislation that significantly increases penalties for fentanyl and related substances, and will increase the population of Ohio’s already severely overcrowded prisons. Like all Ohioans, the ACLU of Ohio is greatly concerned about the serious problem Read more…

    Criminal Justice, Drug Policy