People Not Prisons: SB 3 and HB 1 Must Pass!
TAKE ACTION NOW
We will never reduce Ohio's prison and jail populations if we cannot identify meaningful sentencing reform bills when we see them—and do everything in our power to ensure their passage.
Right now we have an opportunity to pass not one but two criminal justice reform bills that would lower Ohio's prison population, save the state millions of dollars, and help more Ohioans rebuild their lives after going through the court system.
Tell the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to pass Senate Bill 3 and House Bill 1! Both pieces of legislation (and more) are needed to address our mass incarceration crisis. And yes, it is a crisis.
- SB 3 reclassifies some low-level, nonviolent drug possession crimes from felonies to misdemeanors to ensure that people struggling with addiction receive treatment rather than jail time.
- HB 1 expands the use of treatment rather than conviction for people struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, and works to seal old records of nonviolent crimes.
Both bills resist the war on drugs.
BOTH BILLS HAVE BIPARTISAN SUPPORT.
BOTH BILLS MUST PASS!
The Ohio General Assembly is finally catching on to the momentum that's been building on the ground for decades — let's act on this moment! Send a message to the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee urging them to vote FOR both SB 3 and HB 1.
Members of Senate Judiciary Committee