On the heels of the Annual Capital Crimes Report from the Office of the Attorney General, Ohioans to Stop Executions (OTSE) today released the “The Death Lottery:” How Race and Geography Determine Who Goes to Ohio’s Death Row. The new OTSE report adds context to the cut and dry information offered by the legislatively-mandated report […]
The Ohio Supreme Court Task Force to Review the Administration of the Death Penalty is about to wrap up its work after 2.5 years of contentious debate and deliberation…
The Dayton Daily News recently estimated that Ohio spends $16 million per year on the death penalty. OTSE questions, “What could our state do with an extra $16 million?” Help us spread the word that Ohio is wasting money on a broken system with our new fact sheet. Tell your friends and family that the […]
A case involving a black man convicted by an all-white jury in Louisiana decades ago may be reopened.
Making a living hasn’t been easy for Derrick Jamison. The Cincinnati man was imprisoned for two decades for a crime he didn’t commit. He was also released just one day before his scheduled execution. Since then, he said it has been difficult to find work. But all that changed this week after a Covington auto […]
Joe Byrne is a former supporter of the death penalty who now opposes it. His wife, Sherry, was abducted, raped and murdered in 1985. Her killer, David Brewer of Greene County, was executed in 2003. In a telephone interview, Joe said he now views the death penalty and the appeals process as a waste of […]
BEAVERCREEK – Studies from other states put the cost of the death penalty at much more than cases where the defendant is sentenced to life in prison without parole. A Maryland study put the cost at $3 million per inmate. Former Ohio Corrections Director Reginald Wilkinson, who oversaw the execution of 20 inmates, said the […]
Ohio’s death penalty has grown increasingly controversial. The then-state senator and now Supreme Court Justice Paul Pfeifer, who reintroduced the death penalty in Ohio, has become one of its chief critics. He says it’s been applied too broadly and too unevenly. A Supreme Court panel is reviewing its implementation. And the execution last month of […]