Ohio Attorney General Pushing For Bail Reform
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is laying out a case for a proposed overhaul of the state’s current bail system.
Yost says he supports an Ohio House Republican proposal to amend the state’s constitution on how a bond is determined.
Yost said the current system sets bail by the severity of the crime, and the amendment would allow judges to raise the amount based on a risk to the public if the accused posted bond.
Yost said the proposal would have judges consider the suspect’s criminal record, risk of flight, and the seriousness of the offense.
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AG Yost and Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters, working in tandem with three state legislators, today announced their intent to push for a proposed constitutional amendment regarding bail reform to protect law-abiding Ohioans.
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— Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost (@OhioAG) March 29, 2022