There is no question that the death penalty is a broken system. The problems with Ohio’s death penalty aren’t abstract problems in a report– they are embodied in the prison staff who carried out the suffocation execution of Dennis McGuire, the priest who witnessed it, the family who must endure another media storm. They are […]
Ohio is gaining an unwanted reputation for experimenting with questionable ways to put people to death. In 2009 and 2011, the state was the first to try new lethal-injection methods on condemned prisoners. Last month, Ohio broke ground again by using, for the first time, a combination of hydromorphone, a painkiller, and midazolam, a sedative, […]
Kevin Werner, executive director of Ohioans to Stop Executions, was featured on a weekend edition of the public television show, “The State of Ohio”.
December 3— Today at the Statehouse, Representative Nickie J. Antonio (D-13) and Representative Dan Ramos (D-52) announced that they will introduce a bill that would repeal the death penalty in Ohio.
November 13— Governor Kasich announced that he will temporarily stay the execution of Ronald Phillips. Mr. Phillips was scheduled to be executed tomorrow, November 14 at 10:00 a.m. for the murder of Sheila Marie Evans.