Ohio Criminal Justice Reform Means More Intervention, Less Jail

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WHBC) – The Ohio Senate has passed a bill that reduces penalties for low-level, non-violent offenders in the state, especially when crimes are committed by those with drug problems.

The bill expands eligibility for the “intervention in lieu of conviction” program for those with an addiction to drugs and alcohol.

Judges can also go for treatment rather than jail for offenders who relapse.

The bill now goes to the House.

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