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…
“It is impossible to imagine that states today cannot make use of another means than capital punishment to defend peoples’ lives from an unjust aggressor,” the pope said Oct. 23 in a meeting with representatives of the International Association of Penal Law.
The forum, which will take place at the Franciscan Center, features Derrick Jamison, who spent nearly 20 years on death row before he was exonerated in 2005; Charles Keith, whose brother was on death row before having his sentence commuted and who lost a loved one to a homicide; Terry Collins, former director of the […]
The next execution in Ohio is scheduled for February. That means lawmakers must act soon on the DeWine guidance. Better to see this moment as an opportunity, if not to abandon the death penalty, though that would be wise, then to take up the proposals of the task force and elevate the conduct of capital […]
The panel will discuss reform recommendations issued by the task force that is reviewing the administration of the death penalty in Ohio. The church is at 101 S. Jackson St., Bluffton.