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A state panel is reviewing a report that takes a deep dive into GPS monitoring of convicted criminals recently released from prison. They're studying whether Ohio should expand the use of electric monitoring through probation.

Gov. Mike DeWine, with Dean Christopher Peters of the University of Akron School of Law behind him, announces his expedited pardon process at Ohio State University's Moritz College of Law. Students from the two schools will help screen applicants.
Karen Kasler

Gov. Mike DeWine says he wants to make it easier and quicker for people who have long-ago criminal convictions to be considered for pardons.

Gov. Mike DeWine speaks at a Statehouse press conference in September.
Andy Chow

Gov. Mike DeWine has signed an executive order to create a panel that will review Ohio’s parole system and how those who leave prison are supervised.

Parents of Reagan Tokes, slain Ohio State University student
Karen Kasler

Ohio lawmakers are considering a bipartisan bill that would keep dangerous felons behind bars and increases monitoring of them once they are released. It comes after the kidnapping, rape, and murder of an Ohio State student from northwest Ohio earlier this year.