He spent his 18th birthday on death row. His mother, a brother and a sister died while he was in prison. His brother got to within three weeks of an execution date. “It just blew my mind!” Ajamu said.
This bill is not about the merits of capital punishment — it’s about holding government accountable…
“These are incredibly heinous crimes, I’m not arguing about that. But our justice system and our society has to hold itself out better than the people who commit those heinous crimes.”
“When it comes to carrying out a death sentence, more transparency and more reporting should be required, not less,” Neuts said.
The most fundamental right of all is the right to life. There must be reasonable outside scrutiny and accountability when the government itself is putting people to death.
“Why should we be rushing in lame-duck session to pull the shroud of secrecy over this issue?”
Leaders in Ohio’s General Assembly made headlines across the state when they hurriedly introduced House Bill Number 663 during this year’s lame duck session. The proposed law, known as the Secret Executions Bill, will have disastrous consequences for Ohio’s death penalty system. But what exactly will the Secret Executions Bill do? See the infographic below: […]
Washington, Adams and others embraced views of an Italian writer who opposed the punishment…