Ohio’s Sentencing Policies and Practices, Costs and Consequences
February 18, 2011
University of Toledo College of Law
Sponsored by the University of Toledo Law Review
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), In for a Penny: The Rise of America’s New Debtors’ Prisons (Oct. 2010), available at https://www.laaclu.org/PDF_documents/InForAPenny_web.pdf.
ACLU, Reform Cannot Wait: A Comprehensive Examination of the Cost of Incarceration in Ohio from 1991-2000, available at http://www.acluohio.org/issues/criminaljustice/ReformCannotWait2010_08.pdf.
Justice Center, Council of State Governments, Justice Reinvestment in Ohio–Policy Framework to Reduce Corrections Spending & Reinvest Savings in Strategies that Can Reduce Crime (Feb. 2011), available at http://www.justicereinvestment.org/states/ohio/pubmaps-oh.
Marc A. Levin, Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions,Smart on Crime (Nov. 2010), available at http://www.opd.ohio.gov/RC_Reports/BuckeyeInstituteSmartOnCrimeReport.pdf.
PEW Center on the States, Right-Sizing Prisons: Business Leaders Make the Case for Corrections Reform (Jan. 2010), available at http://www.pewcenteronthestates.org/uploadedFiles/Business%20Leaders_QA_Brief_web.pdf.
Ohio Dep’t of Rehabilitation and Correction, Departmental Reports (offering a selection of statistial reports), available at http://www.drc.ohio.gov/web/Reports/reports.htm.
Marc A. Levin, Texas Public Policy Foundation, Rewarding Results: Measuring and Incentivizing Performance in Corrections (Aug. 2010), available at http://www.texaspolicy.com/pdf/2010-08-RR08-RewardingResults-CEJ-ml.pdf.
Smart on Crime Coalition, Smart on Crime: Recommendations for the Administration and Congress (2011), available at http://www.besmartoncrime.org/pdf/Complete.pdf.
Michael Doyle, Supreme Court to Hear Prison Overcrowding Case, McClatchy Newspapers, Nov. 29, 2010, available at http://media.mcclatchydc.com/smedia/2010/11/29/17
/20101129_PRISONS_capacity.large.prod_affiliate.91.jpg (“U.S. Prisons Are Full” graphic).
Newt Gingrich & Pat Nolan, Prison Reform: A Smart Way for States to Save Money and Lives, Wash. Post, Jan. 7, 2011, available at http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/06/AR2011010604386_pf.html.
Kara Gotsch, Bipartisan Justice: Fixing America’s Punitive Penal System Has Politicians Crossing Party Lines, American Prospect, Dec. 6, 2010, available at http://www.prospect.org/cs/articles?article=bipartisan_justice, in Special Report: Mass Incarceration in America, American Prospect (Jan./Feb. 2010), available at http://www.prospect.org/cs/archive/view_report?reportId=106.
Carrie Johnson, Budget Crunch Forces a New Approach to Prisons, NPR.org, Feb. 15, 2011, available at http://www.npr.org/2011/02/15/133760412/budget-crunch-forces-a-new-approach-to-prisons.
Tina Rosenberg, For Ex-Prisoners, a Haven Away from the Streets, N.Y. Times Opinionator, Jan. 17, 2011 available at http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/17/for-ex-prisoners-a-haven-away-from-the-streets/?ref=opinion.
Alan Johnson, Treatment, Not Prison, Now Is Looking Good, Columbus Dispatch, Feb. 3, 2011, available at http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2011/02/03/copy/treatment-not-prison-now-is-looking-good.html.
Andrew Welch-Huggins, Report: Change Probation, Save $62M, Cincinnati.com, Feb. 2, 2011, available at http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20110202/NEWS0108/302020055/Report-Change-probation-save-62M.
Alan Johnson, Prison Reform Awaits Kasich: Changing Overcrowded System Won’t Be Easy, Columbus Dispatch, Dec. 12, 2010, at A1, available at http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2010/12/12/copy/prison-reform-awaits-kasich.html.
Ohio Chamber of Commerce, Ohio Must Spend Less on Prisons and Focus on More Effective Outcomes, in Redesigning Ohio: Transforming Government into a 21st Century Institution 40-42 (Dec. 2010), available at http://www.ohiochamber.com/dococc/Policypolitics/-pdf/RedesigningOhioFINAL12-2010.pdf.
Other State Perspectives:
New York Division of Criminal Justice Services, Preliminary Impact of 2009 Drug Law Reform October 2009-September 2010 (Oct. 2010), available at http://criminaljustice.state.ny.us/drug-law-reform/documents/interim-drug-law-reform-update-10-07-2010.pdf (electronic only).
Editorial, Indiana’s Answer to Prison Costs, N.Y. Times, Jan. 18, 2011, at A24, available at http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/18/opinion/18tue2.html?_r=2&ref=opinion (citing Jack Wagner, Pennsylvania Auditor General, Special Report: Fiscal and Structural Reform—Solutions to Pennsylvania’s Growing Inmate Population (Jan. 2011), available at http://www.auditorgen.state.pa.us/Reports/Performance/Special/speCorrections012611.pdf).
Editorial, A Good Place to Start Cutting, N.Y. Times, Jan. 6, 2011, available at http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/07/opinion/07fri3.html?_r=1&ref=opinion
Press Release, New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, Crime Down Dramatically in New York State; Study of 10 Year Trend Shows Double-Digit Drop in Crime (May 4, 2010), available at http://criminaljustice.state.ny.us/pio/press_releases/2010-5-4_pressrelease.html.
Press Release, Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General, Auditor General Jack Wagner Says Pa. Needs Sentencing Reform, Construction Freeze to Shrink Corrections Costs (Jan. 27, 2011), available at http://www.auditorgen.state.pa.us/department/press/