parole

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STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

An Ohio lawmaker wants the state to take tougher action when a person on parole fails a random drug test. The proposal is meant to act as an intervention for addicts.

Under the proposed House bill, a person on parole or under community control would automatically go back to jail if they test positive for heroin, fentanyl or carfentanil.

The bill would also allow the option for treatment rather than jail time.

American Probation and Parole Association
AMERICAN PROBATION AND PAROLE ASSOCIATION

The American Probation and Parole Association’s 41st annual training institute is being held in Cleveland this week, focusing on best practices in community corrections.

About 1,200 criminal justice professionals are expected at the convention for workshops and meetings on both adult and juvenile corrections.