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Governor Signs Portion Of Reagan Tokes Act Into Law

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Governor John Kasich Friday signed into law a criminal sentencing reform measure named for a slain Ohio State University student. 

The bill containing part of the Reagan Tokes Act gives state prison officials greater discretion in offenders' release dates. Tokes' body was found in a  park in 2017. Her attacker, Brian Golsby, was released two months earlier from prison, where he had amassed 45 citations for rules violations while serving a set six-year sentence for attempted rape. Golsby now is serving multiple life sentences for Tokes' kidnapping, rape and murder. Tokes' family had sought several other provisions that weren't included, including workload limits for parole officers and an expanded GPS tracking program for offenders.

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