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Details on Ohio's new ban of juve LWOP and the broader national landscape

As mentioned in this recent post, Ohio recently enacted a new law largely banning life without parole sentences for juveniles.  Daniel Nichanian has this new piece at The Appeal: Political Report about the law and the national develops in this space. I recommend the whole piece, and here are excerpts (with links and the graphic from the original): Ohio is expanding access to parole hearings for people who have been incarcerated ever since they were children.  It will no longer sentence minors t...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Oregon, Senate, Virginia, Gop, Ohio, Burns, Mike DeWine, Douglas A Berman, Michael O'Malley, Daniel Nichanian, Kevin Werner, Brooke Burns, Ohio Justice Policy Center, Cuyahoga Cleveland


Broad Michigan expungement bill signed into law (time to step up Ohio)

As reported in this local article, headlined "Gov. Whitmer signs bills expanding criminal record expungement in Michigan," notable record relief reform has now become law in the Wolverine State.  Here are the details: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation Monday that will automatically clear certain criminal convictions from public view in Michigan while also making more people eligible for expungement through the application process. The changes are expected to help hundreds of thousands of...
Tags: Law, California, Ohio, Michigan, Detroit, Thomas, House Judiciary Committee, John Cooper, University of Michigan Law School, Buckeye State, Douglas A Berman, Collateral Consequences Resource Center, Aswad Thomas, Gretchen Whitmer, Whitmer, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law


FAMM announces notable new campaign focused on a "Second Chances Agenda"

Long-time readers are surely aware that I have long advocated for, and written a lot about, revisiting problematic sentences and expanding the means and manner of doing so.  (I have written numerous articles related to this topic, some of which I have linked below.)  Consequently, I was very pleased to see this press release from FAMM discussing its new campaign: FAMM announces a new “Second Chances Agenda“ campaign aimed at urging state and federal policymakers to increase their use of compass...
Tags: Law, White House, Ohio, Montgomery, Douglas A Berman, Kevin Ring, FAMM, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Ohio Justice Policy Center


"Fighting for a Second Look: Efforts in Ohio and Across the Nation"

The title of this post is the title of this webinar that I am honored to be a part of tomorrow, Wednesday, September 2, 2020, from 2-3pm ET.  You can register here, where you will see this description: Draconian sentencing laws and practices stretch back decades and have yielded countless excessive prison terms nationwide.  As public awareness of this problem mounts, legal advocates and scholars have urged new legal mechanisms to allow courts to revisit unnecessarily long sentences.  In that sp...
Tags: Law, Ohio, Across the Nation, Shakyra Diaz, David Singleton, Douglas A Berman, Alliance for Safety and Justice, Michael Serota, William Johnston, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, DEPC, Drug Enforcement and Policy Center, Ohio Justice Policy Center


Events and resources covering Ohio sentencing and prison reform ballot initiative known now as Issue 1

A few months ago, I flagged here the interesting and intricate drug sentencing and prison reform initiative headed for 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 a month away and Election Day not much more than 50 days away, the new Drug Enforcement and Policy Center (DEPC) at The Ohio State University Moritz College ...
Tags: Law, Ohio, Douglas A Berman, Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Drug Enforcement and Policy Center DEPC, DEPC, Louis Tobin, Daniel Dew, Steven JohnsonGrove, Ohio Justice Policy Center