Melinda Dawson, the new chairwoman of Ohioans to Stop Executions, has personal experience with the criminal justice system.
While Gov. John Kasich has been much more sparing than his predecessor overall in granting clemencies to criminals, it’s a different story when it comes to inmates facing execution.
The death penalty is in trouble — drug shortages, botched executions and lawsuits are calling the idea of a “humane” execution into question. Some states are returning to previously abandoned methods.
The state is shielding interviews its attorneys conducted with about 20 prison employees involved in the January execution of an inmate who repeatedly gasped and snorted as he was put to death.
The Voice of Russia talked to Kevin Werner, Executive Director of Ohioans to Stop Executions, a non-profit education and advocacy organization working to end the death penalty in Ohio.
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 […]