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Forgotten Population

Women’s City Club to host a discussion on ways the criminal justice system is failing women

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Each week Ohio Justice and Policy Center (OJPC) Executive Director David Singleton visits the Dayton Correctional Institute (DCI). He feels his presence is making a difference — hearing voices that would have otherwise remained silent. He speaks candidly about one of his clients, a woman serving 17 years after shooting her former police officer husband to death.  

Fit to Live

How Ohio death row inmate Abdul Awkal was saved from execution

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Ohio death row inmate Abdul Awkal wasn’t trying to avoid his execution. He just wanted his meals prepared according to his Muslim faith.    

Second Chances Are a Priority

Local attorney pushes for a shift in helping prisoners return to society

3 Comments · Monday, March 29, 2010
For the first time ever, more than one in every 100 U.S. citizens is incarcerated, a recent study revealed. And when these offenders get out their employment option are almost non-existent, often sending people back to crime. Stephen JohnsonGrove is working to break that cycle.  

Time to Try 'Smart on Crime'

Public defender reform could improve public safety and state/local budgets

1 Comment · Wednesday, March 25, 2009
A record 7.2 million Americans were in jail, on probation or on parole at the end of 2007, at an annual total price tag of approximately $60 billion. And so, as state and local economies try to deal with the most significant economic crisis in decades, many are starting to consider a "smart on crime" approach to positively impact public safety and save money. The best place to begin looking to implement change, according to Ohio Justice and Policy Center attorney Janet Moore, is at the bottom rung of the criminal justice system: public defenders representing indigent clients.   

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