October 4, 2018
Excited to hear Shon Hopwood speak about earned prison credit as Ohio considers ballot initiative known now as Issue 1
For months I have been flagged here and elsewhere the interesting and intricate drug sentencing and prison reform initiative on the November 2018 ballot here in Ohio. Originally called the "Neighborhood Safety, Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Amendment," the initiative now is just known within Ohio as Issue 1. With early voting in Ohio now just days away, the new Drug Enforcement and Policy Center (DEPC) at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law has its latest Issue 1 program taking place today.
Specifically, at the College of Law at 12noon, is the second of our five public panels under the title Ballot Insights. (Registration for these panels is available at this link, where you can also find more details on the focus for each of the panels.) Today's panel is focused on the Issue 1 provisions expanding "earned time credit" for Ohio prisoners to reduce their sentences through rehabilitative programming, and we have the pleasure of hosting Shon Hopwood as one of the panelists.
In addition to the panels, DEPC has also created a Resources Page for Issue 1, which includes links to the ballot language, position statements from various groups and select media coverage. DEPC is also building out a Commentary Page on Issue 1 for publishing original commentary that the Center has solicited.
Prior related posts:
- Interesting and intricate Ohio drug sentencing initiative poised to qualify for November 2018 ballot
- Ohio gubernatorial candidate talking up criminal justice reform while advocating for state constitutional drug sentencing initiative
- Events and resources covering Ohio sentencing and prison reform ballot initiative known now as Issue 1
October 4, 2018 at 08:25 AM | Permalink