The Ohio House passed the high-profile "Reagan Tokes Act" to reform criminal sentencing and strengthen probation monitoring. The bill is in response to the murder of the Ohio State University student last year.
A group hoping to reform criminal-sentencing laws is accusing legislators of relying on bills that create new penalties and extend sentences. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports on new findings from the ACLU.
When leaders talk about reforming criminal sentencing, some begin to argue that it’s too easy for average Ohioans to break the laws. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow has more on the topic of what’s been called “overcriminalization.”
While much of the focus is still on the budget, Ohio lawmakers are working on many other issues they’d like to address before summer break. Some legislators are taking a serious look at reforming the state’s criminal sentencing structure.