Prisoner advocates protest on Christmas in Ohio

Associated Press Published:

COLUMBUS -- About 25 Ohio prisoner advocates and friends and family members of longtime inmates protested on Christmas Day outside of the state's parole board.

The Universal Support Network, a Cincinnati-based group is condemning the imprisonment of what they say is 3,500 inmates sentenced before a new law passed in Ohio in 1996.

The group is condemning the parole board for not releasing more so-called "old-law" inmates.

A parole board spokeswoman did not return a request for comment.

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