Category: Laws

Sex-Offender Registry Reform

Sex-Offender Registry Reform   Yesterday’s posted an editorial calling for reform of Ohio’s Sex-Offender Registry. It’s an excellent article briefly explaining the history of the registry and why it needs reform. The registry is a good example of a well intentioned law with unintended consequences. Nobody disagrees with the basic premise behind the registry, […]

Federal Prison Sentences for Drug Offenses Grew 36%

A study published by The Pew Charitable Trusts found that prison sentences for federal drug offenders grew by 36% since the passage of tougher laws in 1980’s and 90’s limited parole and set minimum sentences.  Not only are sentences longer, but the number of prisoners receiving probation decreased.   On average sentences were 74.2 months […]