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Several bail reform measures on the table for Ohio lawmakers

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — There are five different pieces of legislation in the Ohio General Assembly that would make significant changes to the state’s laws on bail, which includes a proposed statewide ballot issue. The topic of bail reform has been discussed in the Ohio Statehouse for years, but it gained renewed interest… Read More

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Ohio lawmakers push to tighten bail requirements after court decision

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Ohio Valley ReSource · Ohio lawmakers look to tighten bail requirements after court decision GALLIPOLIS, Ohio (OVR) – Mary Evans remembers the look on her mother’s face the moment that the judge set her bail at $500,000. “My mom knew that it was over,” she said. “I could see every thought that my mom was… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine signs SB263 into law on January 6, 2021.

DeWine supports constitutional amendment to change rules for setting bail

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The push to put a constitutional amendment on the statewide ballot gained the endorsement of Gov. Mike DeWine, a Republican, who said public safety should be considered when judges are setting cash bail. State lawmakers are holding committee hearings on a resolution that would put the issue on the… Read More

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Lawmakers are considering a constitutional amendment to change Ohio’s bail system

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COLUMUBS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The Ohio House is holding hearings on a resolution that would require courts to consider public safety and a person’s criminal record when determining that defendant’s bail. The measure has become a hot button topic in the legislature with disagreement among members on both sides of the aisle as… Read More

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Is There Finally Some Agreement On The Need For Bail Reform In Ohio?

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKSU) — In the early 1980s, Robin Turner got caught up in the world of drugs. She was arrested and incarcerated pending trial until her brother helped her post bond. “I lost my housing. I had to pack up and move and move back in with my mom,” she said. Today, she is… Read More