With 26 more executions on the calendar between now and 2021, it’s crucial to reach Governor Kasich and ask him to grant clemency to the men on death row.
The next two men to be executed, Gary Otte on September 13 and Alva Campbell on November 15, are both awaiting clemency decisions from the Governor.
Governor Kasich has commuted death sentences to life without parole for several death row inmates including Joseph Murphy in 2011, Joseph Eley and Ron Post in 2012, and Arthur Tyler in 2014.
With your help, we may be able to change the Governor’s mind about these next two men, and others who await execution. Please show your support by calling Governor Kasich at 614-466-3555 and bring up the following talking points:
- There is too much risk associated with Ohio’s death penalty. With a history of botched executions, the state does not need to go from no exeuctions in three years to 27 new scheduled executions.
- Ohio’s proposed execution schedule–27 executions in four years–will make Ohio the death capital of the Midwest, which will be bad for business and hurt all Ohioans.
- It is unfair to corrections workers to assume the burden of such a heavy execution schedule. Many former corrections officers and officals have spoken out abou tthe severe tollof carrying out even a single execution.
- None of the Ohio Supreme Court’s substantive recommendations to improve the administration of the death penalty have been adopted.
- Executions are not a fair way to help victims families, because capital punishment is used on fewer than 1% of killers who could be executed. Of the 27 prisoners scheduled for execution, 5 have been waiting longer than 30 years, and 12 longer than 20 years. We can and should do better for ALL victims families.