We're hearing several committee members aren't sure how to vote on SB 256. SB 256 would ban life imprisonment without parole for children under 18 The bill has likely one final hearing to come to a full vote of the committee at next week's hearing, otherwise, it might have to start over in the next General Assembly.
Tell members to vote yes!
WHY THIS BILL MATTERS: The United States is the only country in the world that sentences children to life in prison with no chance of parole.
MORE INFO on SB 256:
- Lehner (R) speaks about her Support
- Status of Bill in Committee
- Opinion Piece - Columbus Dispatch: Evelyn L. Stratton - retired justice of the Ohio Supreme Court and chair of the Ohio Conservative Juvenile Justice Network - speaks in favor of the bill in the Columbus Dispatch (must read)
- Victim's mother testifies about bill (Columbus Dispatch)