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The courtroom of Franklin County lead Juvenile Judge Elizabeth Gill.
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Whitney Randolph goes into work every day knowing her job is coming to an end in a few months. Her Franklin County courtroom office has expansive windows that overlook the city.

Nearly half the people admitted to state prisons in the U.S. are there because of violations of probation or parole, according to a new nationwide study that highlights the personal and economic costs of the practice.

The Council of State Governments Justice Center said the majority of these violations are for "minor infractions," such as failing a drug test or missing a curfew. Those so-called technical violations cost states $2.8 billion every year, the report says.

Vivitrol, a relapse prevention drug.
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It’s a busy morning in Franklin County’s municipal courthouse. People stream through metal detectors, and elbow their way into elevators.

Montgomery County Jail

With the election over, a federal judge has ended probation for a Dayton-area man who tried to rush a Donald Trump rally stage.