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Sentencing Reform

This Jan. 8, 2001. file photo shows the Ohio State Penitentiary (OSP) in Youngstown, Ohio, the state's highest security prison.
Tony Dejak / Associated Press

An Ohio State University analysis of state, county and federal data suggests racial disparities in criminal sentencing have declined. 

Prison cell
Michael Coghlan

Proposed legislation would keep Ohio offenders from automatically going back to prison if they're on parole and commit technical violations like missing mandatory meetings.