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Prisons overflowing despite law meant to cut populations

September 12, 2013

Ohio’s prison population should be declining. Reduced prisoners, and therein reduced spending was one of the major effects intended by House Bill 86, passed in 2011....

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Sep-13-13 10:38 AM

What percentage of convictions are drug related? I bet the number is staggering. I believe that most people on drugs get started with prescription pain killers. Something needs to be done to better control these drugs. I wonder how much it costs to fly the helicopter around and look for marijuana crops? Maybe we could use our resources more wisely....????

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Sep-12-13 7:48 PM

I disagree with stuckinmarietta. This person needs to recheck his information center.

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Sep-12-13 7:37 PM

Armybrat - it actually cost more to execute an inmate than a life sentence.

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Sep-12-13 2:35 PM

Armybrat. How many inmates in Ohio do you think are on death row? There is one woman and 139 men. There are currently 50,368 inmates in Ohio's prison according to this article. Your solution would free up .002 percent of the overcrowded space that exists.

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Sep-12-13 2:19 PM

Prisons wouldn't be overcrowded if they actually executed the one's waiting on death row. After sentencing, allow one year to prove innocence, with today's forensics that would be enough time. Then follow out with the sentence. That would rid the prisons of the population problem.

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