Ohio Will Vote on a Sentencing Reform Bill in November

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Reason.com—When Ohio voters head to the polls next month, they will have the opportunity to pass or reject Issue 1, a state constitutional amendment. As the Dayton Daily News sums it up, Issue 1 would do the following: —Convert felony 4 and felony 5 drug possession and drug use crimes to misdemeanors with no jail time for first and second offenses committed within a 24-month period; — Keep drug trafficking crimes as felonies; — Prohibit judges from sending people to prison if they violate probation with...

Voting Rights Roundup: Four states vote on redistricting reforms in November. Here's how they work. Leading Off ● Redistricting Reform: Redistricting reform will be on the ballot in four states this November, following the Missouri Supreme Court’s decision not to hear a GOP-backed appeal seeking to block a state legislative redistricting reform from going before voters. Below, we'll detail just what each proposal entails and its implication for each state. Colorado (Amendment Y & Amendment Z) Earlier this year, Colorado's Republican-run state Senate and Democratic-majority state...