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.
The Ohio Parole Board recommended to Gov. John Kasich today that convicted killer Arthur Tyler’s death sentence should be commuted to time served, making him immediately eligible for release from prison.
It’s time to review the death penalty. Regular review and, if necessary, reform of death penalty standards are essential to be sure the ultimate punishment is applied fairly.
In 1981, Ohio reintroduced the death penalty as the ultimate punishment for what the law called “the worst of the worst” offenders. However, today’s application of the death penalty has departed so far from the intent of the 1981 law that its own author, Ohio Supreme Court Justice Paul Pfeifer, now calls for its repeal.