Category: News

Longtime Judge to Receive Award

Longtime Judge Carla Moore to receive St. Thomas More Award Reprinted from the Akron Legal News SHERRY KARABIN Legal News Reporter Published: April 22, 2016 When Carla Moore began her undergraduate studies at The University of Akron in the early ‘70s, she had no intention of going to law school, let alone being a judge. […]

Mass Incarceration

The Prison Policy Initiative published this amazing pie chart showing total incarceration in the United States as of September 2015.    The article accompanying the chart is a good (updated) read on US incarcerations.   The same group published the article, Jails Matter, which makes the astounding claim that 11 million people pass through our jails each […]

White Collar Crime Sentencing

Those found guilty of White Collar Crime are usually incarcerated in the Federal Prison System which we don’t serve directly.  However many from our parish family are serving time for these crimes so following the sentencing conversation on white collar crime is worth at least some of our time.  The article below originally appeared on […]

Prison Overcrowding

Prison Overcrowding Won’t Fix Itself By Nathan Cindrich  In Ohio, we have a problem with prison overcrowding. As a recent Department of Justice Report shows, Ohio’s prison population ranks sixth among all states. Last year, Ohio only managed to reduce its prison population by 0.4%, which is exactly 210 people. In a state that currently […]

HUD Bans Arrest Records for Admissions

HUD Prohibits Use of Arrest Records for Admissions Good news for citizens working on reentry.  HUD will no longer consider arrest records as grounds for denying admission to assisted housing!   This action was prompted by the White House initiative on reintegration and is like the Ohio State legislature’s efforts to“ban-the-box” on State employment applications.  The […]