Ohio Prison Reform - Lessons from Norway

What can we do for Ohio Prison Reform?  Take a Lesson from overseas:

I came across an interesting article about how prisons are run in Norway.  Apparently the recidivism rate in Norway is very low, and they take more of a rehabilitative approach than in the United States.  Prisoners are trained in life skills which will help them survive in society once released from prison.  Legislators should take a look at what works when crafting an Ohio Prison Reform bill.   We still have a lot more to do in terms of Ohio Prison Reform, because inmates will be released and have to be educated on how to live a crime free life.

In the 1970s, there were about 8,500 inmates in Ohio prisons.  Now, there are 600 percent more prisoners, over 50,000, but the State population hasn't increased 600 percent.  That means we are locking up more people for as a percentage of the population, including non-violent offenders, drug addicts, and people suffering from mental illness who need treatment.  One of every 175 Ohio citizens is in prison and we are paying over $22.00 per year for each.  If we are spending so much money, we Ohioans should use a program that works.

Here is a link to the article originally published in the Guardian Newspaper in the UK.

Article on the Norwegian approach to Incarceration

If you need an Attorney for Ohio Judicial Release from Ohio Prison, please use the contact form at right or call us at 614-263-5297

Locked UP - Ohio Prison Reform Needed

Locked UP - Ohio Prison Reform Needed

Photo by Columbus Dispatch Fred S. Quillante

Avvo Rating Excellent

Columbus Criminal Defense Attorney rated Excellent

No-Charge Consultation

Your Phone (required)

Search Words Used (required)

Please prove you are human by selecting the Flag.

Blog

Feb
25
We received a strange phone call to seek release of Nathaniel Brunner from prison due to ADHD and "it's not a good fit for him" Read More
Feb
11
The "Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol" submitted a complete proposed law for recreational marijuana in Ohio. It proposes that adults in Ohio can buy and possess up to 71 g of marijuana and grow up to 6 plants per person.   Read More