Kasich Talks About Prison Release Changes During State Of The State

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Updated Wed, Feb 8, 2012 5:02 am
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Ohio Governor John Kasich

Gov. John Kasich says it's wrong that felons who have served their time aren't able to work in certain professions.
    
Kasich says he's pushing to reform Ohio law to allow felons to do jobs such as cutting hair and driving trucks that they're not allowed to do now.
    
Kasich made the pitch for these changes in his State of the State speech Tuesday in Steubenville.
    
He and Republican lawmakers changed Ohio's sentencing laws last year to keep more non-violent offenders out of prison, where they're more likely to pick up bad habits that could lead to new crimes.
    
Kasich says the state also needs to crack down on human trafficking, calling it a scourge in the state.
 

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