Alliance for Safety and Justice

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WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Changes are under way for how much time a person might spend in prison for a non-violent crime. The reforms of Ohio's criminal justice system will cut down on prison time in exchange for more community-based rehabilitation. Supporters believe they will not only save the state money but improve community safety.

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SHUTTERSTOCK

Several proposals at the Statehouse are attempting to cut down on prison time in favor of rehabilitation. Supporters say this reduces overcrowding in prisons and the likelihood of repeat offenses. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports one group is trying to bring the voice of victims into the conversations.