Stories tagged with: State Legislative

June 24, 2011 - 4:15pm
5 years 9 weeks ago

Overcrowded prisons...It's a hot button issue in many states, including here in Ohio....and now there's something being done about it....but is it the right move?

In efforts to reduce inmate population, the Ohio Legislature passed a Bill on Thursday, allowing non-violent offenders to opt out of jail time and opt in to rehab programs . Muskingum Behavioral Health Executive Director, Steve Carrel, said, although it's a good idea, the majority of offenders released have no way of paying...

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