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December, 2011

Ohio’s Overcrowded Prisons Spur New Sentencing Laws – Part 2

Friday, December 16, 2011 at 7:41pm Written by:

Continued from Part 1… Possession of marijuana and hashish: Previously, the maximum F-2 sentence (eight years) would be applied to a person trafficking or in possession of 20 kilos of marijuana, 1 kilo of solid hashish, or 200 grams of liquid hashish. Under the new bill, the possession amounts are higher and the mandatory prison […]

Ohio’s Overcrowded Prisons Spur New Sentencing Laws – Part 1

Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 9:53pm Written by:

Ohio lawmakers recently voted to enact House Bill 86, which was written to address Ohio’s overcrowded prison problem. The bill went into effect Sept. 30, 2011. Some of the changes in sentencing include: A new 80 percent rule: The new bill allows the director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction to petition the […]