Tag: ohio department of rehabilitation and correction

Life Behind Bars? Juvenile Justice Believes Young Offenders Need a Chance for Parole.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 6:02pm Written by:

In 2005 the Supreme Court banned the death penalty for anyone under the age of 18.  But what about those tried as adults before 2005?  Should they be grandfathered into the old law since the American Revolution or should there be some type of revision to the justice system? About 2,500 prisoners are serving life […]

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 […]