Ohio Prison Reform a National Model

Ohio Prison Reform a Model for the Nation Sometimes the storm clouds are so dark, so menacing, so heavy that we forget there’s a sun shining on the other side.  I thought about this image as I read the article below about Director Morh’s efforts in implementing Ohio prison reform.  When your loved one’s incarcerated, […]

TAPP – Helping With Inmate Jobs

TAPP – Helping With Inmate Jobs Ohio is serious about lowering the recidivism rate.  Finding a job is one of the largest challenges facing our “returning citizens” as they transition from prison life to real life on the outside.  To help with this transition,   OH!Manufacturing and the Department of Rehabilitation & Corrections started the […]

Director Wants Prison Compassion

Director Wants More Compassion in the Prison System   As reported in the August 14, Columbus Dispatch,  Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections’ Director Gary Mohr has once again displayed his family friendly views by asking officials for more prison compassion in dealing with offenders caught up in the State’s justice system. In a 41-minute […]

Prison Report Cards

Prison Report Cards   For families it’s often hard to get good information about the conditions within the facility their loved one is staying.  Did you know there is a prison report card issued for each of Ohio State prisons?   That’s right, the nonpartisan Correctional Institution Inspection Committee (CIIC) provides objective, information about Ohio’s prisons […]

ODRC Director Visits LEAF Meeting

 ODRC Director Visits LEAF Meeting   This past Thursday Todd Ishee, Northeast Regional Director for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections (ODRC) took time away from work and his family to talk with our families in Cleveland eastside LEAF group.   He inspired hope as he spoke of changes and initiates of the ODRC as it takes more interest in families.  […]