Ohio Report for Friday, April 29, 2016

Recodification Panel Begins Look At Drug Laws; Elimination Of Mandatory Sentencing Considered

Under a proposal from a work group formed by the Criminal Recodification Committee to revamp the state's drug laws, mandatory minimum sentencing would be eliminated in most cases and a new sentencing schedule would be implemented for both possession and trafficking.

The sentencing schedule alone would reduce the state's prison population by 1,550 over time, according to the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.


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