Ohio Prison Rolls Drop; Community Sanctions Cited

Ohio’s prison population has dropped below 44,000 for the first time since 1995, the Associated Press reports. Ohio has 43,970 inmates, 2.9 percent under this last year. The highest total was slightly over 49,000 in 1999. Andrea Dean, spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, attributed the decline to more community programs that
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