A federal judge ordered a temporary moratorium on Ohio executions while legal issues related to new lethal-injection procedures are worked out in court. The order, issued Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Gregory L. Frost, stops the scheduled July 2 execution of Ronald Phillips of Summit County and the Aug. 6 execution of William Montgomery of […]
A panel of 22 judges, lawyers, and policymakers that studied the death penalty in Ohio for more than two years today released its final report and recommendations designed to improve the system. The report will now be reviewed by the Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court and by the president of the Ohio State […]
On May 6th, Ohioans to Stop Executions was in Wapakoneta, Ohio for our Voices of Experience speaker series. Voices of Experience connects individuals who have first-hand experience with Ohio’s death penalty system with Ohioans throughout the state. Watch an exclusive excerpt of the May 6th event below, featuring The Honorable Judge James Brogran. Judge Brogan is a former prosecutor […]
After two years of study and debate, capital punishment in Ohio could see some changes. A 22-person panel, which included Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters and Clermont County Sheriff A.J. Rodenberg, created a 79 page report.
On May 20th, the Ohio Supreme Court’s Joint Task Force to Review the Administration of Ohio’s Death Penalty is expected to release its final report. The committee’s 56 recommendations, in a draft, are already searchable online.
For Joe D’Ambrosio. For Melinda Elkins-Dawson. For Charles Keith. Ohio’s administration of the death penalty is broken. They each had the opportunity to tell their stories and Judge James A. Brogan took advantage of the chance to explain many of the 56 recommendations made by the Ohio Supreme Court’s Joint Task Force to Review the Administration […]
The chairman of Ohio’s death penalty task force said Monday he expects state lawmakers to promptly take up proposed reforms to the state’s capital punishment system despite “hysterical” criticism from some prosecutors.
For the first time in three decades, Arthur Tyler is off Death Row.