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Columbus Dispatch praises Ohio’s Expedited Pardon Project, Moritz College of Law

December 16, 2019 | Media News

In a recent editorial, the Columbus Dispatch praised Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s new Expedited Pardon Project, which will operate in collaboration with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Ohio State and the University of Akron.

The project will simplify the state’s lengthy pardon process for certain rehabilitated citizens who have consistently demonstrated that they’ve become contributing members of society. DeWine announced the program at the Moritz College of Law on Dec. 3.

“The law schools deserve thanks for lending much-needed manpower to such a worthy cause, but they also are likely to benefit,” the editorial team at The Dispatch wrote. “Delving into those applications should give students and seasoned lawyers alike a better understanding of how the criminal justice system affects the lives of the human beings caught up in it.”