The Steep Road to Freedom is a podcast from the ACLU of Ohio that demystifies bail, bail reform and the crisis of mass incarceration.
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Episode 3: Ohio’s Mass Incarceration Problem
The entire world has been turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay at home orders have been set and social distancing is the new norm. But for Ohio’s incarcerated population, social distancing is impossible. Ohio’s correctional facilities are currently over 120% capacity and prime for the spread of disease. This special COVID-19 episode of the Steep Road to Freedom discusses the urgency of this pandemic for Ohio’s incarcerated population and the civil liberties implications across the state.
How can Governor DeWine appropriately respond to this moment? How do we minimize the spread of COVID-19 for those in the criminal legal system, and by extension, the broader Ohio community? What are the civil liberties implications of restricted movement?
With guest interviews from ACLU of Ohio Policy Counsel Claire Chevrier, Chief Lobbyist Gary Daniels, and the Ohio Organizing Collaborative Criminal Justice Organizer Edwin Fuller.
Sponsored By: Ohio Organizing Collaborative (OOC)
For more information visit the ACLU of Ohio COVID-19 page.
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About Our Hosts:
Melekte Melaku is the Organizing Manager at the ACLU of Ohio based out of the Cleveland Office.
Celina Coming is the Communications Director at the ACLU of Ohio also based out of the Cleveland Office.