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PNS Daily Newscast - October 23, 2017 


We begin the week with President Donald Trump urging GOP House members to support the Senate budget bill; a new report tracks a growing “right” to discriminate at both the state and federal level; and we will let you know why Trump budget cuts are being labeled a threat to waterways in the Midwest.

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Public News Service - OH: Juvenile Justice

Ohio has reduced admissions to youth correctional facilities by 80 percent since 1992, making it a standout in a new report on this facet of juvenile justice reform. (Pixabay)<br />

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio stands out for its work in turning young lives around, according to a new report on youth prisons. The Annie E. Casey Foundation research pulls together evidence of the ineffectiveness of youth correctional facilities, showing they are expensive and prone to abuse, and

Experts say excessive juvenile justice court costs can detour a young person from getting on the right track. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – When a young person is unable to pay court related costs, he or she can face a type of debtors' prison, a practice a new report says can pull juveniles deeper into the justice system. In Ohio, these fees and fines include the cost of tests and evaluations, rehabilitation, pr

New initiative is expected to keep about 800 troubled young people in Ohio out of detention. (xandert/morguefile)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio is stepping up its efforts to reform the state's juvenile justice system and give troubled young people a second shot. The state announced $1.6 million in grants for nearly two dozen counties through the Department of Youth Services' Detention Alternatives and Enhancements I

Ohio's prisons house about 50,600 offenders, nearly the same number as five years ago. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio lawmakers are working to address problems in the state's criminal justice system, but some advocacy groups say the time for modest, incremental steps is over. Stephen Johnsongrove, deputy director for the Ohio Justice and Policy Center explains there are 50,600 people locked

There are calls to close Ohio's three juvenile correctional facilities, along with 80 others. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio's three juvenile prisons are among the oldest in the nation, and there is a new push to shutter them along with facilities in 28 other states. A new national campaign calling for the closures, Youth First, released a poll Thursday showing that about 77 percent of Americans fav

Executions are on hold in Ohio until 2017 as prison officials search for the necessary lethal injection drugs. (DodgertonSkillhause/Morguefile)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Death penalty opponents are hopeful the pope's calls to stop the use of capital punishment worldwide will resonate in Ohio, where executions have been highly criticized. After a 2007 assessment found Ohio fell short in 93 percent of standards for a fair and accurate state death pe

A report finds the Ohio Department of Education needs to review the use of restraint and seclusion. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A new report says better enforcement is needed on the use of seclusion and restraint in schools. The recommendations in the research from Disability Rights Ohio highlight data in a 2015 report which found wide gaps in enforcement of a rule restricting the use of the practices. Kr

Ohio has reduced the use of solitary confinement in their juvenile facilities. (KConnors/Morguefile)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio stands out as a leader in reducing the use of solitary confinement as punishment in youth correctional facilities. A survey from national law firm Lowenstein Sandler finds 10 other states still allow juvenile justice centers to use solitary confinement indefinitely to punish ch

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