Ohio Justice Reform to Focus on System’s Front End

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Ohio corrections director Gary Mohr believes the justice system sends too many people to state prisons who shouldn’t be there. Union County Prosecutor David Phillips takes a harder line, saying many criminals deserve the accountability of hard time. Franklin County Judge Charles Schneider wants more sentencing discretion to better match the offender and crime to the appropriate sanction. Amid a glut of nonviolent drug offenders and probation violators serving time in state prisons, Ohio again is taking a look . . .

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