|New appointment for Ohio sentencing commission|
|By Jim Montalto, News Editor|
Ohio Governor Ted Strickland selected Jim Slagle, a Marion County prosecuting attorney, to be on Ohio’s Criminal Sentencing Commission. The Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association recommended that Slagle, currently serving his sixth term as the county’s prosecuting attorney, be one of two county prosecutor representatives on the commission.
"I look forward to serving with Chief Justice Moyer and the other members of the Sentencing Commission,” Slagle said in a statement. “It is important that those of us who are experienced in criminal justice issues share our experience and work together to continue to strengthen our laws. With Ohio's prison population now exceeding 50,000 inmates we face critical challenges to make sure that we are able to incarcerate those who pose the greatest danger to our communities."
Slagle is on the Ohio Community Corrections Advisory Board and is a trustee for the Ohio Domestic Violence Network. He also was president of the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association.
The Sentencing Commission is chaired by Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Moyer. It meets monthly and consists of 31 members, who include ten judges, two defense attorneys and three law enforcement leaders. All members serve without additional compensation.
In 1990, the Ohio Legislature established the Commission to study, and make recommendations on, the state’s criminal sentencing laws.
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