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Ohio Issue 1 FAQ: What You Need To Know

Ohio Issue 1 would lessen some drug crime penalties, emphasize treatment and send fewer people to prison.

These are positive proposals for people who want criminal justice reform — Ohioans who don’t believe enough change has come from Columbus in midst of an opioid epidemic.

Others, however, are concerned that people who should be behind bars will be free to roam the streets – a danger to society and themselves, not getting adequate help.

A recent poll from Baldwin-Wallace University showed a near majority of respondents favored Issue 1: 48 percent of voters supported it and 31 percent opposed it. The remaining were undecided.

Read on to learn more about what the amendment would do.