The head of the Ohio Hispanic Coalition says Columbus has a large stake in potential changes to immigration law. Joseph Mas says the city has a larger undocumented population than other Ohio cities.
Criminal Sentencing Reform Gets Mixed Reactions
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Ohio’s prison population is close to an all-time high — nearly 51,000. In a few more years, it’s projected to grow to 65,000. Governor Ted Strickland is proposing ways to stem the rising tide, by diverting more non-violent convicts away from state prisons to community-based programs…and by letting some prison inmates out early, if they improve themselves. But some of the governor’s plan is meeting with mixed reactions. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.