As Ohio grapples with the dual challenges of racial injustice and the COVID-19 epidemic, lawmakers should look no further than the state’s death penalty if they want to address systemic justice issues, as well as the state budget crunch. Read more here.
One of the least visible and most powerful actors in our entire system is the prosecutor — often referred to as a district attorney or the DA. They decide what cases take precedence, which crimes to charge, and what sentences to pursue — including, in 25 states, whether or not to seek the death penalty. […]
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A group of conservative lawmakers and stakeholders took to the podium on Tuesday with a common plea — stop executions in our state. Their reasons for wanting the death penalty out of Ohio range from theological, to moral, to financial It costs Ohio an estimated $1 million to try a death penalty case […]
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — Activists have pushed to end the death penalty for years but there’s a new effort to abolish it by a new group of more recent converts – conservative Republicans. Read more here.
COLUMBUS (AP) — A newly formed conservative group is seeking an end to the death penalty in Ohio at a time when executions have ground to a halt in the state and the House speaker has questioned whether capital punishment should be reconsidered. Read more here.
Ohio’s execution backlog is growing, with 25 scheduled to be put to death and 115 others sitting on death row. Meanwhile, Gov. Mike DeWine has granted 11 stays of execution since he took office just over a year ago as the state has struggled to find a humane, practical way to kill its condemned. Read […]
COLUMBUS — Former Gov. Bob Taft, former Attorney General Jim Petro, and current state Rep. Craig Riedel (R., Defiance) are among nearly three dozen “conservatives” who’ve signed on to support repeal of Ohio’s death penalty. Read more here.
COLUMBUS, Ohio—As Ohio’s years-long struggle to obtain execution drugs continues with no end in sight, there’s a new effort underway to completely abolish capital punishment in the state – this time, with increasing involvement by conservatives. Read more here.