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Getting convicted of a “minor offense” inflicts serious, long-term harm. The state can and must divert more people to counseling, group meetings, or other interventions.
Jackie Fielding, Chloe Sarnoff
Mar 12, 2021
Bail will be set at $0 for most misdemeanors and low-level felony offenses.
Apr 06, 2020
With Appeal contributors Julia Rock and Harry August
Adam H. Johnson
Oct 31, 2019
The state is one of eight that allow cops to arraign people on misdemeanor charges. Advocates and academics say the practice is unjust.
Julia Rock, Harry August
Oct 10, 2019
Nearly half of all arrests in the state are drug or alcohol related, compared to just 29 percent nationally.
Raven Rakia, Ethan Corey
Sep 18, 2019
In the wake of the Dayton shooting, Gov. Mike DeWine proposed creating more space in psychiatric hospitals by removing some people who are court-ordered to be there.
Aug 14, 2019
An organizer in the effort to close New York City’s Rikers Island jails is challenging Cyrus Vance Jr., whom he calls ‘the city’s leading jailer.’
Jul 22, 2019