With more than 45 years of experience helping to restore men and women behind bars, Prison Fellowship advocates for federal and state criminal justice reforms that recognize the value and potential of every person. We promote reforms that help transform those responsible for crime, validate victims, and create safer communities through proportional punishment, constructive corrections culture, and second chances.
In Ohio, Prison Fellowship has continued to look at opportunities to reduce overincarceration and embrace second chances for men and women who have served their time. Prison Fellowship supports targeted pretrial reform so that safety, not access to wealth, guides pretrial decision making. Additionally, Prison Fellowship supports reducing overuse of driver’s license suspensions and other barriers to success. It is time for all Ohioans to be given a pathway to opportunity and earned success.
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In 2021, Prison Fellowship celebrated the passage of HB 262 , known as the Fresh Start Act, which removed unnecessary government barriers to licensed work in high-demand, high-paying professions. Thanks to this law, Ohio is now a national leader in safely promoting access to occupational license to people with a criminal record. In 2018, SB 66 was passed which expanded eligibility for drug and alcohol treatment programs, promoted alternatives to incarceration, and improved parole supervision practices.
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Grounded in biblical values and signed by more than 12,000 Christians and prominent faith leaders, the Justice Declaration is a call to the Church to deploy its unique and unparalleled capacity to respond to crime and overincarceration.