State Senator John Eklund (R-Munson Township) and Geauga County Prosecutor Jim Flaiz will hold a press conference on Monday, May 18, 2015to discuss how passage of the Violent Career Criminal Act will affect Geauga County.

Senate Bill 97, better known as the Violent Career Criminal Act, would classify any adult convicted of at least two violent felonies in the past eight years as a "violent career criminal." If any offender with this designation commits another felony, the bill would require an additional 2 to 11 years of mandatory prison time. For additional crimes involving firearms, it would increase the prison time by 50 percent.

WHAT: Press conference to discuss local implications for passage of the Violent Career Criminal Act

WHO: State Senator John Eklund and Geauga County Prosecutor Jim Flaiz 

WHERE: Geauga County Prosecutor's Office, 231 Main St., Chardon, OH 44024

WHEN: Monday, May 18, 2015, 10 a.m.

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