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ACLU of Ohio holds briefing to release latest findings on Ohio’s Statehouse to Prison Pipeline

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Posted at 10:26 AM, Feb 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-17 12:04:30-05

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The ACLU of Ohio will hold a news conference to present “Ohio’s Statehouse-to-Prison Pipeline: 133rd General Assembly (2019-2020).

The ACLU said it’s a report that shows how the state’s General Assembly proposed legislation will send more people to jails and prisons.

Rewatch it in the media player below:

ACLU of Ohio holds briefing to release latest findings on Ohio’s Statehouse to Prison Pipeline

“These bills enhance sentencing, propose new crimes, and add criminal penalties, which directly contradicts the OGA’s multi-year effort to simplify the criminal code and reduce the number of incarcerated people in Ohio,” ACLU said in a news release.

Panelists in the news conference include:

  • Jocelyn Rosnick, Policy Director, ACLU of Ohio
  • Gary Daniels, Chief Lobbyist, ACLU of Ohio
  • Micah Derry, State Director, Americans for Prosperity-Ohio
  • Tim Young, Director, Office of the Ohio Public Defender
  • Fred Ward, Strategic Advisor, Ohio Organizing Collaborative