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A state lawmaker says the way bail is set for people who are arrested can sometimes be a backwards process. He proposes a way to overhaul the system and base it on risk rather than resources.

There are a handful of proposals at the Statehouse that attempt to cut down on prison time in favor of rehabilitation. Supporters believe this reduces Ohio’s overcrowded prisons and reduce repeat offenses. One group is trying to bring the voice of victims into the conversations.

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Locally-elected black officials from across the country gather in Columbus this week to talk about the city’s success in creating programs to address criminal justice reform and employment after prison.   Also on the agenda for the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials: how to improve police and community relations.