At present, the Ohio Supreme Court is in the process of creating its first-ever unified sentencing database to allow for the collection of felony sentencing decisions from all courts in the State of Ohio. While its proponents argue that collecting such information will help ensure that justice can be carried out consistently across various jurisdictions, its opponents express fear that such information will be manipulated and misused for political purposes.
Join the Drug Enforcement and Policy Center for a virtual event featuring Ohio Supreme Court Justice Michael P. Donnelly. Justice Donnelly will discuss his position on why data-driven sentencing reform in Ohio is necessary and long overdue. He will provide concrete arguments for why data is key to better judicial-decision making and fostering a sense of justice among Ohio residents.