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Diane Menashe Quoted in Soapbox Media: "Ambitious Data Collection Project to Advance Criminal Justic Diane Menashe Quoted in Soapbox Media: "Ambitious Data Collection Project to Advance Criminal Justic

Diane Menashe Quoted in Soapbox Media: "Ambitious Data Collection Project to Advance Criminal Justice in Ohio"

Diane MenasheIce Miller LLP partner Diane Menashe was quoted in the Soapbox Media article, "Ambitious Data Collection Project to Advance Criminal Justice in Ohio." 

The article included:

Most notably, Menashe found in Franklin County court records nine previous involuntary manslaughter cases, all involving “corrupting others with drugs,” in which the defendants were sentenced to between two-six years. Four of the sentences were three years.

With that knowledge, the judge sentenced the woman to four years and 11 months in prison. The problem was that to obtain information about the previous nine convictions, Menashe had to spend 30 hours poring through court documents, because a database that would have allowed her call up past cases with a few keystrokes didn’t exist. It still doesn’t. Menashe says that must change.

“If you are in the criminal justice system, it should be equitable for all,” Menashe says. “Data would allow us to see where equity is missing.” 


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