October 2, 2013
With prisons facing overcrowding and large racial disparities among inmates, a new move is afoot to amend mandatory minimum sentences. This hour, we’ll examine the history and effectiveness of mandatory minimum sentencing and look at who is behind the movement to amend this system and where it might be headed.
August 1, 2013
The FBI recently recovered over 105 children around the US who had been forced into prostitution. Likewise looking to crack down on prostitution, the Columbus police announced a new focus: the customers. This hour we’ll learn how targeting “johns” can help clean up the city, and how a specialized court transforms former offenders.
April 29, 2011
One of Ohio’s former Attorney Generals says that the criminal justice system is in need of reform. What should be done? Listen in.
January 11, 2011
Mental illness and the criminal justice system in Ohio.
June 10, 2010
How the sex offender registry program currently operates and how effective it is in protecting the public
June 8, 2010
Podcast: Download (Duration: 54:59 — 37.8MB) Diana Britt Franklin discusses her book, Gold Medal Killer: The Shocking True Story of the Ohio State Professor — an Olympic Champion — and His Coed Lover, about the trial and execution of TheÂ Ohio State University professor and winner of two Olympic Gold medals found guilty of murdering his [...]
May 18, 2010
Illegal guns, and proposals to make it more difficult for terrorists and criminals to obtain weapons and explosives
September 29, 2009
The increase of heroin use in Central Ohio, the spread of hard drugs to the suburbs, and concerns about budget cuts making treatment less available