Reform the Parole Process in Ohio

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Chris Roley started this petition to Ohio Governor

Ohio prisoners are being denied their right to freedom by an outdated statute. R.C. section 2967.03 allows parole board members and prosecutors to ignore court decisions and operate with legislative impunity. The parole board uses it's legislative authority to dole out extensive continuances to clearly reformed incarcerated adults who pose very little risk their communities. The State of Ohio has no less than five contradicting sentencing laws including an "old law" which relies on outdated practices to determine the suitability of a prisoner up for parole. By signing this petition you are supporting over 5000 men and women incarcerated in the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections who deserve a second chance. Unless legislation is passed the parole board will continue to deny the right to parole to prisoners and hold them for decades after serving their minimums. Ohio lawmakers need to amend R.C. section 2967.03 to give Ohio prisoners the right to parole and presumptive release after serving their mandatory minimum sentence. If legislative action is not taken the Ohio Governor must take Executive measures.

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