Your Issue 1 Story
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Issue 1 is the solution we've been waiting for the Ohio Legislature to enact for decades; however, we no longer have the luxury of waiting for our lawmakers to reform our broken criminal justice system because we are in the midst of addiction and mass incarceration crises.
Issue 1 will:
- Reclassify certain fourth and fifth degree drug possessions from felonies to misdemeanors;
- Require a series of responses for probation violations such as missing a meeting with a probation officer;
- Reward rehabilitation by allowing individuals in prison to earn credits to reduce their sentence by 25%; and
- Reinvest money saved from decarcerating prisons into drug treatment and recovery programs.
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