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Debate over plan to keep criminals close

October 6, 2013
By Jasmine Rogers , Marietta Times

MARIETTA - Treating felony offenders locally rather than sending them to prison could eventually result in funding incentives for the court systems in each Ohio county. In an effort to address Ohio's steadily rising prison population, the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction suggests implementing a funding model similar to the Juvenile Court's R.E.C.L.A.I.M. Ohio system, which gives grant funding to county juvenile courts based on how many of their youth felony offenders are sentenced-or rather not sentenced- to state facilities.



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