Wednesday, 28 December 2011 16:33

Courts won’t give up on fines

Judges determined to collect old fees despite a plan to clear ledgers.

COLUMBUSOhio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor says judges and clerks of court will continue to aggressively try to collect unpaid court fines and costs, even if the legislature passes a new bill.House Bill 247 passed the Ohio House by a vote of 92-0 last week, it would allow judges to declare old debts uncollectible and allow them to take them off their ledgers. The bill was introduced in the Senate on Thursday.

Published in Prison Legal News
Wednesday, 28 December 2011 16:32

Dogs enter local prison, emerge as good citizens

BY TANYA IRWIN-BLADE STAFF WRITER

Two Toledo Correctional inmates shown training a dog
Toledo Correctional Institution inmates Frankie Robinson, left, and Jason Schmidt work with Moose, a boxer, at a canine training session of Prisoners Helping Dogs

OHIO - When you meet Pudgie, a resident of the Lucas County Dog Warden's pound who is looking for a home, it quickly becomes obvious there's something different about him.

While many of the other dogs bark and jump excitedly when spoken to, he's calm. It's as if he's waiting to hear what you have to say. He wants to know if you want him to sit, stay, come, heel, or perhaps "Give me five."

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